Category Archives: Health Law

Health Care Providers’ Alteration of Medical Records Results in Attorney’s Disbarment

By: Crystal S. Deese & Robert D. Anderson The Supreme Court of Delaware disbarred a lawyer who had been practicing for more than three decades, with no prior disciplinary record, after he failed to produce the altered version of a medical record and then failed to correct the sworn testimony of the physician and physician’s assistant who altered the chart. He... Read More >

The National Practitioner Data Bank: Six Need-to-Knows

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) was established through Title IV of Public Law 99-660, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986. Codified at 45 CFR Part 60, the NPDB is an online repository for reports on negative events involving physicians, dentists, and other licensed health care professionals. The statute requires certain health care entities to report the... Read More >