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Reported to the NPDB: Can I apply for a compact license?

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by Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD (Advice Column) Writer Expert Nurse Verified

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Hello Lorie

I have been reported to the NPDB. With that being said, I am wanting to know if I can apply for a compact license?


Dear Reported to NPDB

It depends on the reason you were reported to the NPDB.  The NPDB was created to be a clearinghouse. If a physician had several medical malpractice claims in Texas and then moved to Oklahoma, there used to be no way to verify the medical malpractice claims.  With the NPDB, each state has access to any adverse action. If it is a medical malpractice claim, it usually is not that much of an issue for nurses but if it has to do with an action against your license, then it becomes very important.

 I hope this helps.

Lorie

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