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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. Are hospitals required to document and maintain records of their requests for information?

    The NPDB implementing regulations do not require hospitals to document or maintain records of their NPDB queries. However, the query responses may serve as evidence that a hospital queried the NPDB as mandated. Query responses are available for 45 days in the NPDB system. The NPDB also has a Historical Query and Report Summary feature that provides a summary of an eligible entity's query history and provides a history of when an eligible entity queried the NPDB. The historical query summaries do not include the query results.

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