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Reporting and Enforcement

Related Resources

  • Discipline Resources



  • Nursys.com

    • e-Notify
    • Nurse License Verification
    • Licensure QuickConfirm
    • Nursys Emergency Responder


    • Full participation: Contribute licensure and discipline data
    • Discipline participation: Contribute only disicipline data



    Access and Reporting of Administrative and Board Actions

    Board actions are considered public information according to administrative law. Many boards of nursing (BONs) publicize actions against a nurse's license, including actions that reinstate a license. BONs use a variety of methods to communicate this information - Nursys, as well as state databases, newsletters and websites.

    Federal law requires that adverse actions (discipline) taken against a health care professional's license be reported to the federal data bank - National Practitioner Data Bank. This databank was created to serve as a repository of information about health care providers in the U.S.

    Previous to May 6, 2013, there were two federal databanks – National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). On May 6, 2013, NPDB and HIPDB merged into one database, now referred to as NPDB.


    Publicly Available Services
     Nursys is the only national database for verification of nurse licensure, discipline and practice privileges for RNs and PNs licensed in participating jurisdictions. There are three Nursys services publicly available via www.nursys.com: Licensure QuickConfirm, Nurse License Verification, and Emergency Responder Service.

    NCSBN's Agent Role

    NCSBN via Nursys serves as a reporting and querying agent to the federal databank for many boards of nursing. The exchange of discipline information is incorporated into the functionality of Nursys.

    Other Member Boards Services

    NCSBN member boards utilize Nursys via www.nursys.org to:

    • Verify nurse's licensure details
    • Enter and review disciplinary actions
    • Identify NLC licenses
    • Enhance communication between member boards
    • Retrieve discipline and various other reports
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