Why is it important that your San Diego professional license defense attorney works to keep you off the NPDB (National Practitioner Data Bank) if you are in the Healthcare Industry. What do you need to know about the NPDB?
The NPDB is a confidential database was created by the US Congress in the mid 1980’s to help identify potential risks to the quality of health care in the United States. Any heath care agency or health care entity can report actions taken with regards to clinical privilege actions.
All medical organizations, regulating authorities, health care plans, malpractice insurers and State licensing boards are required to report negative information about healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, technicians for violations including, but not limited to:
- Adverse Clinical Privilege Action
- Certification Actions by Federal and/or State Licensure Agencies
- Healthcare Related Civil Judgements or Criminal Convictions (such as a DUI)
- Medicare or Medicaid Exclusions
- Medical Malpractice Insurance Payouts
- Adverse Membership Actions Taken Against a Practitioner by a Professional Society
Once an entry is made into the NPDB database the record is permanent and may not be expunged. This is why it is so important when a Watkins Firm professional license defense attorney works to keep you off the NPDB.
The NPDB is accessed by State Agencies and health care entities during the licensing and hiring process. The NPDB is also accessed by State licensure agencies such as the the California Medical Board and the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) during initial licensing and renewal processes. Professional Health Care Entities often consult the NPDB prior to hiring and/or staffing decisions.
Why is it important that your San Diego professional license defense attorney works to keep you off the NPDB (National Practitioner Data Bank)? Once a negative entry has been made the record is unfortunately permanent. Our professional license defense attorneys mount an aggressive defense of all professional and healthcare related licenses. We work to protect our clients from negative outcomes such as a listing on the NPDB while working to mitigate what has happened in order to best protect your professional healthcare license.
We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a complimentary consultation today.