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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. A state licensing board is required to report any publicly available negative actions or findings. If a state licensing board does not publish its actions on the board's website, but publishes them in a publicly available monthly newsletter, does the board still have to report the actions to the NPDB?

    Yes. Publicly available information means that information is accessible to the interested public and can occur in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, phone, writing, electronic media (e.g., website or portal), or other media available for general distribution to any member of the public.

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