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Adverse ActionAny of a number of measures—e.g., reprimands, sanctions, censure or other negative action—taken against a doctor or professional.
Adverse actions include any of the following: staff privileges involuntarily reduced, withheld, suspended, voluntarily surrendered, resigned, or revoked, or subject to any special provisions, including denial; restrictions; fine; need for counselling, monitoring, medical or psychological evaluation; probation; loss in whole or part; suspension; termination or refused participation with an insurance plan; issuance of a letter of concern; guidance; censure, or reprimand; administrative letter, expiration of privileges without renewal; nonrenewal; being subjected to disciplinary action or other similar actions or limitations; voluntary or involuntary surrender of licensure or status to avoid or in anticipation of any of the above listed disciplinary actions, regardless of whether said action is or may be reportable to the National Practitioner Data Bank or any other officially sanctioned or required registry.
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adverse actionMedical malpractice Any of a number of professional reprimands or sanctions. See Incompetence, National Practitioner Data Bank, Staff privileges.
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