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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 Clinical Privileges Actions

  1. A physician held clinical privileges at a hospital entitling him to perform specific procedures. The head of the physician's medical department pointed out to the physician that the physician was no longer performing some of the procedures, and the department head suggested that the physician voluntarily relinquish those privileges. The physician agreed. Should this voluntary relinquishment of privileges be reported?

    No. The physician was not under investigation when the privileges were voluntarily relinquished, and consequently no reportable action occurred.

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