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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: Subjects of Reports

  1. If a state board that regulates dietitians issues a cease and desist order against a person who is not a registered dietitian but who is practicing as one, is the issuance of the cease and desist order reportable to the NPDB?

    Yes. In this example, the state regulates the practice of dietetics and prohibits individuals from practicing as dietitians — even if they do not refer to themselves as dietitians, licensed dietitians, or registered dietitians — without being licensed by the board. NPDB regulations require the reporting not only of individuals who are licensed, but also those who hold themselves out to be so licensed. Therefore, the cease and desist order issued by the board would be reportable.

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