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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 Organizations Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Exclusions from Participation in Federal and 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 Federal or State Health
Care-Related Criminal Convictions

  1. A physician accepted small sums of money for making referrals to a specialist. The offense resulted in a deferred conviction, under which the physician must satisfy a 2-year probationary period before the conviction is dropped. Should this be reported to the NPDB?

    Yes. For NPDB purposes, a health care-related criminal conviction includes those cases in which an individual or entity agrees to participate in a first offender, deferred adjudication, or other program in order to avoid conviction.

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