42 U.S. Code § 11133 - Reporting of certain professional review actions taken by health care entities
(a) Reporting by health care entities
(1) On physicians
Each health care entity which—
(A) takes a professional review action that adversely affects the clinical privileges of a physician for a period longer than 30 days;
(B) accepts the surrender of clinical privileges of a physician—
(i) while the physician is under an investigation by the entity relating to possible incompetence or improper professional conduct, or
(C) in the case of such an entity which is a professional society, takes a professional review action which adversely affects the membership of a physician in the society,
(2) Permissive reporting on other licensed health care practitioners
A health care entity may report to the Board of Medical Examiners, in accordance with section 11134 (a) of this title, the information described in paragraph (3) in the case of a licensed health care practitioner who is not a physician, if the entity would be required to report such information under paragraph (1) with respect to the practitioner if the practitioner were a physician.
(3) Information to be reported
The information to be reported under this subsection is—
(B) a description of the acts or omissions or other reasons for the action or, if known, for the surrender, and
(b) Reporting by Board of Medical Examiners
Each Board of Medical Examiners shall report, in accordance with section 11134 of this title, the information reported to it under subsection (a) of this section and known instances of a health care entity’s failure to report information under subsection (a)(1) of this section.
(1) Health care entities
(2) Board of Medical Examiners
If, after notice of noncompliance and providing an opportunity to correct noncompliance, the Secretary determines that a Board of Medical Examiners has failed to report information in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary shall designate another qualified entity for the reporting of information under subsection (b) of this section.
(d) References to Board of Medical Examiners