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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. A State licensing board submitted a report to the NPDB 6 months ago, after the board placed a practitioner's license on probation. Three months ago, the board reinstated the license in full. The report in the NPDB still indicates that the license is on probation. Because the status of the licensure action has changed, should the board update the information in the NPDB?

    Yes. Entities that submit an Initial Report to the NPDB also must report any subsequent revision to the underlying action. The State licensing board, therefore, is required to submit a Revision-to-Action Report after reinstating the license. If, however, the initial action to place the license on probation included an automatic reinstatement of the license that was indicated on the Initial Report, the board is not required to submit a Revision-to-Action Report.

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