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Privileging - National Practitioner Databank

Can organizations use the National Practitioner Data Bank's (NPDB) "Continuous Query" (aka Proactive Disclosure Service) option for re-privileging?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

After the organization obtains an initial NPDB query for each practitioner, use of National Practitioner Data Bank's "Continuous Query" (aka Proactive Disclosure Service) is acceptable for the ongoing NPDB information. To demonstrate compliance, the organization would need to have record of a baseline query and then share with the surveyors that no updates have been received from the NPDB.  There does not need to be documentation in the record that no further communication has been received.

As with any NPDB information, the organization would review the information received (or confirm that no new information had been received) whenever they are granting a new privilege or renewing existing privileges.
Manual: Behavioral Health
Chapter: Human Resources Management HRM
Last reviewed by Standards Interpretation: February 04, 2022 Represents the most recent date that the FAQ was reviewed (e.g. annual review).
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
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