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Overview Submitting Reports to the NPDB Reporting Medical Malpractice Payments Reporting Adverse Clinical Privileges Actions Reporting Adverse Professional Society Membership Actions Reporting State Licensure and Certification Actions Reporting Federal Licensure and Certification Actions Reporting Peer Review Organization Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Private Accreditation Organization Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Exclusions from Participation in Federal or State Health Care Programs Reporting Federal or State Health Care-Related Criminal Convictions Reporting Health Care-Related Civil Judgments Reporting Other Adjudicated Actions or Decisions

Q&A: Queries

  1. An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is applying for a position at a hospital. Does the hospital have to query the NPDB on the nurse?

    It depends. If the hospital considers the position the APRN is applying for to be on the hospital's medical staff, or if the APRN will hold clinical privileges at the hospital, the hospital must query on the APRN when the APRN applies and biennially thereafter while the APRN is on staff or holds privileges. If the hospital does not consider the position to be on the medical staff or if the APRN will not hold clinical privileges, the hospital is not required to query on the APRN. It may do so if it desires, however.

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