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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 against a member physician to revoke the physician's membership based on a finding that the physician provided expert witness testimony without conducting an evaluation, and that the physician provided a medical opinion that departed from the widely held standard of care. Should the membership revocation be reported to the NPDB?

    It depends. The professional society took an adverse action against the membership of a physician in the course of a professional review action that was related to the member's professional competence or conduct. If the professional society determines that the member's professional competence or conduct adversely affects, or could adversely affect, the health or welfare of a patient, the action must be reported to the NPDB.

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