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National Practitioner Data Bank: Hospital Reporting Obligations, Reporting Immunity, and Physician Strategies

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel on the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) reporting obligations for hospitals. The panel will address navigating through the gray areas of reporting and examine how the courts have dealt with immunity from liability for reporting, as well as discuss the physician's perspective.


The NPDB was created to help improve healthcare quality and protect the public. Unfortunately, however, there are many circumstances when it is not clear whether or not a reportable event has occurred. For example, a practitioner may be reported to the NPDB if while under investigation by the health care entity for possible professional incompetence or improper professional conduct, the practitioner does not apply for renewal of medical staff appointment or clinical privileges, or does so in return for not conducting such an investigation or not taking a professional review action.

While the reportability of each event is fact-specific, it is absolutely imperative that hospitals, other health care entities, physicians, other practitioners as well as health care counsel, all understand NPDB reporting requirements and be aware of what is required by federal law and regulations.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines how the NPDB works, the reporting requirements, and processes. The panel will also address immunity for reporting, disputing a report, and what remedies are available for physicians.



  1. NPDB reporting requirements and processes for hospitals
  2. NPDB guidance
  3. How to dispute a report, physician subject statements, and other physician strategies to deal with reporting


The panel will review these and other relevant issues:

  • What steps counsel can take to ensure compliance when dealing with a reporting "gray area";
  • What steps a physician can take to respond to or dispute a Data Bank report; and
  • How a physician can mitigate the effects of an adverse Data Bank report.


Eades, Christopher
Christopher C. Eades

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

Mr. Eades devotes his practice to medical staff governance, credentialing and peer review. As part of his practice, he...  |  Read More

Emanuele, Nicole
Nicole A. Emanuele

Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy

Ms. Emanuele joined the Firm in 2022 as an Associate Attorney representing clients in both commercial and...  |  Read More

Zarett, David
David A. Zarett

Founding Member
Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy

For over 30 years, Mr. Zarett has focused his practice on the representation of healthcare provider in state and...  |  Read More

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