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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: Queries

  1. Are hospitals required to query the NPDB on medical and dental interns and residents?

    When interns and residents are trainees in structured programs of supervised graduate medical education and are not members of the medical staff in a formal sense, there is no requirement to query on them. Hospitals may choose to query on residents and interns, since medical malpractice payments made for the benefit of, and certain adverse actions taken against, licensed residents and interns are reported to the NPDB.

    However, if the resident or intern is being considered for clinical privileges outside his or her structured program (e.g., moonlighting in an emergency room), the hospital must query the NPDB.

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