Mini image of an American Flag An official website of the United States government.

Icon of a government buiding.

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Icon of a lock box for secure website.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock (  ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Text Size

A A A  
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


Eligible entities are responsible for notifying the NPDB in writing of bankruptcy and must include all of the following information:

  • The entity's DBID
  • The entity's name
  • The entity's address
  • The type of bankruptcy - Chapter 7, Chapter 9, Chapter 11, state liquidation, etc.

If your organization is undergoing bankruptcy, and you have an outstanding NPDB balance pending collection, the outstanding balance is still collectable until final resolution of the bankruptcy. Failure to make payments to the NPDB can result in termination of your ability to query the NPDB, even if your organization is required by law to do so.

Do you have a question about the NPDB Guidebook that you'd like answered?