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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 Professional Society
Membership Actions

  1. If, during the course of its peer review process, a professional society finds that a physician or dentist failed to provide adequate care, but the physician or dentist resigns the membership or fails to renew the membership as a result of this finding, should a report be submitted to the NPDB?

    It depends. If the finding is not yet final and the physician or dentist resigns while the peer review process is still pending, then the action is not reportable. However, once negative findings are finalized, whether or not the physician or dentist resigns or allows the membership to lapse, a report is required.

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