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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. If a state licensing or certification authority takes an action that is later expunged, should the state licensing or certification authority report the expungement?

    An expungement removes the practitioner's public record but does not vacate or change the action. Therefore, if the reporting entity itself expunges a record, or if the reporting entity learns that one of its records has been expunged, it should file a Revision-to-Action Report with the NPDB, to note that an expungement has occurred. An expunged record is not a reason to void a report.

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