National Practitioner Data Bank Reporting Requirements for Hospital Actions

Hospitals and other health care entities MUST report adverse clinical privileges actions to the National Practitioner Data Bank.  In other words, any action that adversely affects the clinical privileges of a physician or dentist for a period of more than 30 days must be reported.  In addition, a hospital or other health care entity must report the acceptance of the surrender of clinical privileges or any restriction of privileges, while the physician or dentist is under investigation relating to possible incompetence or improper professional conduct, or in return for not conducting such an investigation.  Doctors are wise to consult an attorney before making ANY decision relating to their clinical privileges, since a report to the National Practitioner Data Bank can be fatal to a doctor’s career.

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National Practitioner Data Bank Reporting Requirements for Hospital Actions

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