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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. Is a leave of absence while under investigation considered to be a resignation of privileges that is reportable?

    If a leave of absence while under investigation restricts privileges, it is reportable. NPDB's regulation states that "[a]cceptance of the surrender of clinical privileges or any restriction of such privileges" is reportable. To the extent a leave of absence restricts a practitioner's ability to exercise privileges, it is considered a surrender that is reportable. If a practitioner can take a leave of absence without affecting his or her privileges, and his or her privileges remain intact during the leave of absence, the leave of absence is not reportable to the NPDB.

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