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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. When should administrative fines be reported to the NPDB?

    Two types of administrative fines must be reported to the NPDB. First, administrative fines that are adverse actions taken as a result of a formal proceeding must be reported.

    Second, fines that are not adverse actions and are considered administrative or technical in nature must be reported only if they meet the NPDB definition of negative action or finding. These types of administrative fines must be publicly available information. In addition, administrative fines reported as negative actions or findings must be either:

    • Connected to the delivery of health care services, or
    • Taken in conjunction with other adverse licensure or certification actions, such as revocation, suspension, censure, reprimand, probation, or surrender.

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