The federal government continually takes measures to minimize medical malpractice, unprofessional behavior and patient abuse. The National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB), was established by the government to ensure that high-quality care standards are upheld nationwide.

NPDB regulations require this search is performed for newly hired physicians, dentists and other health care practitioners, with an update required every two years. And in some organizations, the search must be repeated every two years for all staff.

Information in the NPDB includes:

  • Adverse licensure actions
  • Clinical privileges actions
  • Professional society membership actions taken against physicians and other health care practitioners

Ideal for:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Other trained medical staff

Search turnaround time:

Same day


Q: What government agencies are responsible for maintaining the National Practitioner Data Bank?

A: Four central agencies manage the data banks:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Bureau of Health Professions (BHPR)
  • Division of Practitioner Data Banks (DPDB)

Q: What is the difference between professional license verification and the report from the NPDB search?

A: State licensing agencies have reporting requirements to the NPDB. Most health care licenses issued across the nation are included in the search. Contact us to discuss whether a professional license verification or NPDB best fits your background screening needs and requirements.

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