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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. How should a negative finding in a state nurse aide registry be reported to the NPDB?

    State licensing and certification authorities are required to report any negative action or finding by the state licensing or certification authority that is publicly available information, including findings in a state nurse aide registry. Nurse aide registry findings should be reported to the NPDB as Government Administrative Actions using the Adverse Action Classification Code "Employment Disqualification Based on Finding in State Nurse Aide Registry."

    However, if a state licensing or certification authority is authorized by state law (e.g., a state practice act or a state title act) to regulate nurse aides, and takes a licensure or certification action against a nurse aide's certification or authorization to practice, that action should be reported to the NPDB as a State Licensure Action. In these instances, depending on the state's law, if a state licensing or certification authority takes a related nurse aide registry finding, the state licensing or certification authority may submit a single State Licensure Action report that documents both the action and registry finding. The reporting entity may select up to five Adverse Action Classification Codes and use the narrative description field when describing multiple actions taken.

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