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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 issues a letter of concern, should it be reported to the NPDB?

    It depends. If, under the state's law, the letter of concern is a publicly available negative action or finding, it must be reported to the NPDB. If, under the state's law, the letter of concern does not meet the definition of a publicly available negative action or finding, it should not be reported.

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