Education event

National Practitioner Data Bank Web Seminar
A new tool for hospital human resources

October 7, 2010
10:30 a.m. – Noon


Hospitals are expected to conduct thorough background checks on potential employees. But routine checks may not always show everything you need to know—especially when it concerns patient care.

A new tool with national range
Hospitals nationwide now have access to more information on their current and potential employees through the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The NPDB is a federal program established in 1986 to provide hospitals and other health care entities with information regarding adverse licensure actions taken against physicians and dentists. While hospital medical staff coordinators have been using the NPDB for years, this is a new tool for human resources. As of March 1, 2010, NPDB has expanded their data to include adverse licensure action on any health care professional licensed by a state including nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and others.

Why participate?
By tapping into the NPDB hospitals can screen for potential problem employees or applicants with a history of misconduct that might not be available through a regular background check. Having this knowledge in advance will help protect patients and the hospital.

What you will learn

  • Why the NPDB can be a useful tool for human resources
  • How to establish an account, access the information, fees for use
  • What information will and will not be available, and why
  • The differences between voluntary and mandatory querying and reporting

Recommended for
Human resources executives, chief operating officers, chief nursing officers and directors, legal counsel and risk managers.


Dorise Blatt, Health Policy Analyst, Division of Practitioner Data Banks, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration

Gail Blanchard-Saiger, Vice President, Labor and Employment, California Hospital Association


Members $185 (per connection)
Nonmembers $250 (per connection)

Register online using the button on the right or complete the registration form and fax it to (916) 552-7506. The deadline for registration is Thursday, September 30, 2010. Program is limited to 300 connections. Checks should be made payable to CAHHS/CHA and mailed to:

California Hospital Association
Education Department
1215 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814

Cancellation Policy
A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing by Thursday, September 30, and faxed to (916) 552-7506. No refunds will be made after this date.

Access Info

This web seminar allows you to attend and participate without ever leaving the office. The seminar is produced live, via the Internet and a telephone line. You only need a telephone and a computer with a web browser to participate.

Once you register, a confirmation e-mail will be sent with a link to pertinent program information.

Audio for the seminar is accessed through a toll-free number (U.S. calls only). During the program, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. If multiple people will be listening to the program at your office, only one person needs to register for the group. The slide presentation is accessed on your computer via the web.

IMPORTANT: Test your computer today

  • Click here to go to the Adobe Connect Enterprise Server Connection test page.
  • Follow instructions to ensure that your computer and network connections are properly configured.

If your internal security settings block access to Adobe Connect, contact your IT department to grant you access. The web seminar runs on Adobe Connect and you won’t be able to view the program without access.


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