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National Practitioner Data Bank

National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB)

Created by Federal legislation, these data banks contain information on incompetent physicians, dentists, and other health care practitioners whose movement from state to state is restricted without disclosure or discovery of previous medical malpractice payment and adverse action history. The NPDB contains information on adverse licensure actions, clinical privileges actions, and professional society membership action taken against physicians and dentists. Reports of medical malpractice payments made on behalf of health care practitioners are also collected.

The HIPBD is a national data collection program for the reporting and disclosure of specific final adverse actions taken against health care providers, suppliers, or practitioners. Including individuals and organizations, the information provided includes civil judgments related to the delivery of health care items/services, Federal or State criminal convictions of the same, actions by federal or state licensing agencies, exclusions from Federal or State health care programs. And any other adjudicated actions that have been established by regulations.

Our client needs to be pre-registered with the data banks, and then submit an Authorized Agent Designation to allow HireSafe to access the files on their behalf.

How to Designate an Authorized Agent