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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

Subject Statements

The subject of a report may add a Subject Statement to the report at any time. Subject Statements must not include information that may identify individuals - including patients, colleagues, and others - such as names, addresses, or phone numbers, because that information is considered confidential; however, Subject Statements may characterize individuals in terms of their relationships (e.g., the patient, the attending physician). In addition, a Subject Statement should not include links (URLs) to websites. Confidential information and coarse language are removed from Subject Statements before they are released to queriers.

Once processed, the Subject Statement becomes part of the report and remains with the report unless the subject of a report edits or removes it. The Subject Statement is sent to the reporting entity and all queriers who received a copy of the report within the past 3 years, and it will be included with the report when the report is released to future queriers. A subject of a report may modify or remove a Subject Statement at any time through the Report Response Service.

If the reporting entity changes or corrects a report, the subject of the report will be notified of the change to the report by mail. If the report contains a Subject Statement, even though the report is corrected, the Subject Statement will remain unchanged. The subject of the report may then update or remove the Subject Statement by going to the Report Response Service on the NPDB website.

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