The Department of Health and Human Services has published proposed regulations for the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).  The new regulations are intended to incorporate Section 1921 of the Social Security Act, which was enacted as part of the Medicare and Medicaid Patient and Program Protection Act of 1987 (MMPPA). 

These proposed regulations were first published on March 21, 2006. Over the next several weeks we will provide summaries of the major changes.