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Letter to HHS Secretary Regarding Impact of Oregon Law on National National Practitioner Data Bank

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Public Citizen is writing to express serious concern that a law recently enacted by the state of Oregon threatens the viability of the National Practitioner Data Bank as a comprehensive and reliable source of data regarding malpractice payouts, particularly if other states follow Oregon’s lead. The Oregon law seeks to create a loophole that would allow physicians to avoid reporting to the Data Bank any malpractice payments that are negotiated through a mediation process specified under the new law.

October 28, 2013, Response letter from HHS Secretary