Hospital's Report to NPDB Was Made in Good Faith; Surgeon May Not Proceed with Complaint

July 12, 2023 | Strategic Insights for Health System


A surgeon may not proceed with his complaint against a California health system for allegedly filing a false report with the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), a California appellate court has ruled.

The orthopedic surgeon, who represented himself in the litigation, held "courtesy" staff privileges at the defendant hospital, which allowed him to admit up to 10 patients per year. He held these privileges from 1990 to March 2019, but had not treated any...

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