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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: Reporting Clinical Privileges Actions

  1. A hospital is investigating a physician who holds clinical privileges at the hospital. Separately from the investigation, colleagues and friends of the physician - who are not hospital officials - caution the physician that he should take time off to resolve personal problems. The physician takes a leave of absence from the hospital for 45 days, and the hospital reports this to the NPDB as a resignation while under investigation. When the physician returns to the hospital and his clinical privileges are reinstated, the hospital's governing body determines that the physician engaged in no professional conduct that adversely affected or could have adversely affected the health or welfare of a patient, and it found no reason to fault the physician's professional competence. What action should the hospital take with respect to the NPDB?

    The hospital is not required to take any additional action with respect to the NPDB. However, the NPDB encourages reporting entities in such situations to file a Revision-to-Action Report reflecting the reinstatement of clinical privileges to provide future queriers a more complete history of the situation.

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