What is Reported to the Data Bank?
A disciplinary action resulting from either a public hearing or a settlement is reported to the National Practitioners Data Bank, which is a federal entity which the Board is mandated to report to by law. The Division of Practitioner Data Banks (DPDB) is responsible for the implementation of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). The NPDB and HIPDB are alert or flagging systems intended to facilitate a comprehensive review of the professional credentials of health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers. For more information see: http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov.