Education event

New Law and Updates for Physician Reporting Webinar
Learn new reporting parameters to avoid hefty penalties

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Please call the Education Department at (916) 552-7637.

February 13, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Pacific Time


Hospitals have long been required to report well-defined physician professional review actions and findings, and certain privilege-related actions, when imposed or voluntarily accepted for a medical disciplinary cause or reason. However, in recent years, reporting obligations have been impacted by new requirements set forth in California Business & Professions Code Section 805.01 and SB 798, which expand the scope of liability for hospital leadership and significantly increase potential fines — up to $100,000 per incident — for failure to report. Hospitals and other health care providers must also consider changes to National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) policy when reporting certain adverse actions.

Learn how the new law and policy changes impact the reporting process, when reporting is necessary, who is required to complete a report and what can happen if there is failure to submit a report to the NPDB or Medical Board of California.

Recommended for:

Chief executive officers, chief medical officers, vice presidents of medical affairs, medical staff leaders, chiefs of staff, compliance officers, medical staff services staff and legal counsel.



  • Overview of NPDB and California 805 changes since 2011
  • Enactment of 2017’s CA Senate Bill 798
  • The impetus behind the bill

California Senate Bill No. 798

  • What the bill requires regarding reporting and who it impacts
  • Legal implications for hospitals and their leadership
  • Ways to mitigate risk and potential liability

Medical Board of California Requirements

  • California Business & Professions Code — Sections 805 and 805.01
  • Differences between 805 and 805.01
  • What actions are reportable through 805 and 805.01
  • When you should report
  • Penalties for failure to report
  • Health Facility/Peer Review Reporting Form — when it’s required, submission deadlines

NPDB Updates

  • Changes to NPDB policy
  • Who must report and what information should be reported
  • Failure to report — what happens next


David Perrott, MD, MBA, FACS, is senior vice president and chief medical officer for the California Hospital Association. He serves as CHA’s resource for medical staff issues, accreditation and licensing, and policy issues regarding patient safety and quality. He oversees CHA’s Center for Hospital Medical Executives and Joint Committee on Accreditation and Licensing. He also serves as board chair for the Hospital Quality Institute and is a member of the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission.

Lowell Brown is a partner and national leader of the Health Care Practice Group at Arent Fox LLP. He advises hospitals, medical staffs, health systems, long-term care facilities, medical groups, and other health care provider organizations in business, regulatory, and medico-legal matters, with an emphasis on laws relating to operational issues.

Kimberly Kirchmeyer is executive director of the Medical Board of California where she is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the organization, and the delivery of program services to the consumers and physicians of California. Ms. Kirchmeyer works closely with the Board to promote effective planning and implementation of its policies into program operations.

Claudia Rausch is a management analyst for the Policy and Disputes Branch of the National Practitioner Data Bank. She works on numerous policy issues and helps develop processes to support and enforce NPDB regulation. Prior to working at NPDB, Ms. Rauch spent eight years overseeing medical staff service programs, and managing accreditation and compliance activities within private hospital settings and within the government at Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jackie Garman is Vice President, Legal Counsel, for the California Hospital Association. In this role, Ms. Garman oversees and coordinates CHA’s legal representation in litigation critical to the hospital industry, assists with evaluating the legal impact of legislation and regulations on hospitals, and serves as a resource for member hospitals.


Full participation in the webinar is required to receive professional continuing education (CE) credit. The registrant must complete an online evaluation, attest to participation and, when required, provide a professional license number.

Compliance — The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 1.8 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

Healthcare Executives — CHA is authorized to award 1.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Legal — CHA is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. This participatory activity has been approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit. Provider number 1980.

Important note: While more than one individual from your organization may listen to the webinars, CEs will only be awarded to the registrant.


Members $135
Nonmembers $185
Multiple staff can participate from one location for one tuition fee.

Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember California hospitals.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payment: A $50 nonrefundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more business days prior to the scheduled session and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Please note that payment is due on or before the program. Payments not received by the program date may be subject to a 10% late fee. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.