The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) has published its latest version of the NPDB Guidebook in proposed form. The guidebook has been revised to reflect the following:

  • Legislative and regulatory changes adopted since the last edition of the guidebook;
  • More and clearer examples of when and how to report and query;
  • More useful tables explaining Data Bank policies; and
  • Live links to statutes, regulations and the NPDB website.

The NPDB is requesting public comments on the guidebook. Public comments will be accepted through January 10, 2014, and may be submitted to NPDBPolicy@hrsa.gov.

The guidebook is not available for download directly from the NPDB website. Those interested in reviewing the guidebook may email NPDBPolicy@hrsa.gov to request a copy.