What is the NPDB

NPDB stands for National Practitioner Data Bank.

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a federal repository of reports containing information on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers who do not meet professional standards. State licensing boards are required to report all health-related adverse actions.

What's in the NPDB?

  • Certain licensure, certification and clinical privilege actions taken by state and federal licensing and certification authorities, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.
  • Payments made for the benefits of a health care practitioner relating to a written claim or judgment for medical malpractice.
  • Healthcare-related civil judgments or criminal convictions taken in a federal or state court.


NPDB Website