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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 Professional Society
Membership Actions

  1. A professional society takes a professional review action to terminate the membership of a psychologist for reasons related to professional conduct. Should this action be reported to the NPDB?

    This action is not required to be reported, but it may be reported. Professional societies must report professional review actions based on reasons related to professional competence or professional conduct that adversely affect the membership of a physician or dentist and that adversely affect, or may adversely affect, the health or welfare of a patient. Professional societies may report such adverse membership actions when taken against health care practitioners other than physicians and dentists.

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