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Attestation is our national education and outreach effort to ensure that all eligible entities are meeting their NPDB reporting requirements. During attestation, Data Bank administrators attest that their organization has submitted all reportable actions and medical malpractice payments to the NPDB. Currently state licensing boards and health centers are participating in our attestation initiative. The NPDB will be expanding the attestation process to all registered hospitals.
As part of the registration renewal process that occurs every two years, hospitals will also update their profile and complete their attestation requirements. The hospital profile will clarify to which professions each hospital grants clinical privileges, and whether decision-making (e.g., employment, credentialing, privileging, disciplinary) and NPDB transactions (reporting and querying) are done in-house, or by other organizations on their behalf. Hospitals responsible for making privileging and/or credentialing decisions for other hospitals (or hospital sites) will identify those hospitals (or hospital sites) in their profile and attest on their behalf.