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A hospital suspended a physician’s clinical privileges for 45 days for failing to complete medical records. Should this action be reported to the NPDB?
Such a suspension must be reported to the NPDB if the suspension is a result of a professional review action, and the hospital determines that the failure to complete medical records is related to the physician’s professional competence or conduct, and adversely affects (or could adversely affect) a patient’s health or welfare. If the suspension of the practitioner’s clinical privileges is the result of an automatic or administrative action, and not the result of a professional review action, the suspension should not be reported to the NPDB.