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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 State Licensure and Certification Actions

  1. How should a state licensing or certification authority report actions when they are changed by court order?

    The state licensing or certification authority should report the initial adverse action; the authority should then report the judicial decision as either a revision to action or void. For example, if a state licensing board revoked a physician's license and a judicial appeal resulted in the court modifying the discipline to probation for one year, then the board would be required to report both its initial revocation (as an Initial Report) and the court-ordered revision to probation (as a Revision-to-Action Report). If a court overturns a board's order, the board should void the Initial Report.

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