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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 Licensure or
Certification Actions

  1. A physician's application to renew his DEA registration to prescribe controlled substances was denied because he provided false information on the application. Should this action be reported to the NPDB?

    Yes. Federal licensing and certification agencies must report a formal denial of a health care practitioner's, provider's, or supplier's renewal application for licensure or certification. NPDB regulations require the reporting of any loss of a license or loss of a certification agreement or contract for participation in a government health care program, or the right to apply for, or renew, a license or certification agreement or contract of a health care practitioner, provider, or supplier, whether by operation of law, voluntary surrender, nonrenewal (excluding nonrenewals due to nonpayment of fees, retirement, or change to inactive status), or otherwise.

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