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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 State Licensure and
Certification Actions

  1. As a result of a formal proceeding, a State licensing or certification authority reprimanded a practitioner. In addition, the authority imposed a publicly available, technical, administrative fine, which is not an adverse action, in the amount of $500. Should this administrative fine be reported to the NPDB?

    Yes. State licensing or certification authorities must report administrative fines (i.e., fines that are administrative or technical in nature) if they are publicly available information and if they are either connected to the delivery of health care services or taken in conjunction with other adverse licensure or certification actions. The scenario described provides insufficient information to determine if the fine was connected to the delivery of health care services. However, because the fine was taken in conjunction with another adverse licensure or certification action (the reprimand), the fine, along with the reprimand, must be reported.

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