150A.13 REPORTING OBLIGATIONS.
Subdivision 1. Permission to report.
A person who has knowledge of a registrant or a
licensee unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety by reason of illness, use of alcohol,
drugs, chemicals, or any other materials, or as a result of any mental, physical, or psychological
condition may report the registrant or licensee to the board.
Subd. 2. Institutions.
A hospital, clinic, or other health care institution or organization
located in this state shall report to the board any action taken by the agency, institution, or
organization or any of its administrators or dental or other committees to revoke, suspend, restrict,
or condition a registrant's or licensee's privilege to practice or treat patients or clients in the
institution, or as part of the organization, any denial of privileges, or any other disciplinary action
against a registrant or licensee described under subdivision 1. The institution or organization
shall also report the resignation of any registrants or licensees prior to the conclusion of any
disciplinary action proceeding against a registrant or licensee described under subdivision 1.
Subd. 3. Dental societies.
A state or local dental society or professional dental association
shall report to the board any termination, revocation, or suspension of membership or any other
disciplinary action taken against a registrant or licensee. If the society or association has received
a complaint against a registrant or licensee described under subdivision 1, on which it has not
taken any disciplinary action, the society or association shall report the complaint and the reason
why it has not taken action on it or shall direct the complainant to the board. This subdivision
does not apply to a society or association when it performs peer review functions as an agent
of an outside entity, organization, or system.
Subd. 4. Licensed professionals.
(a) A licensed or registered health professional shall report
to the board personal knowledge of any conduct by any person who the licensed or registered
health professional reasonably believes is a registrant or licensee described under subdivision 1.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a licensed health professional shall report to the board
knowledge of any actions which institutions must report under subdivision 2.
Subd. 5. Insurers and other entities making liability payments.
(a) Four times each
year as prescribed by the board, each insurer authorized to sell insurance described in section
60A.06, subdivision 1
, clause (13), and providing professional liability insurance to registrants
or licensees, shall submit to the board a report concerning the registrants and licensees against
whom malpractice settlements or awards have been made to the plaintiff. The report must contain
at least the following information:
(1) the total number of malpractice settlements or awards made;
(2) the date the malpractice settlements or awards were made;
(3) the allegations contained in the claim or complaint leading to the settlements or awards
(4) the dollar amount of each malpractice settlement or award;
(5) the regular address of the practice of the registrant or licensee against whom an award
was made or with whom a settlement was made; and
(6) the name of the registrant or licensee against whom an award was made or with whom a
settlement was made.
(b) A dental clinic, hospital, political subdivision, or other entity which makes professional
liability insurance payments on behalf of registrants or licensees shall submit to the board a
report concerning malpractice settlements or awards paid on behalf of registrants or licensees,
and any settlements or awards paid by a clinic, hospital, political subdivision, or other entity on
its own behalf because of care rendered by registrants or licensees. This requirement excludes
forgiveness of bills. The report shall be made to the board within 30 days of payment of all
or part of any settlement or award.
Subd. 6. Courts.
The court administrator of district court or any other court of competent
jurisdiction shall report to the board any judgment or other determination of the court that
adjudges or includes a finding that a registrant or licensee is mentally ill, mentally incompetent,
guilty of a felony, guilty of a violation of federal or state narcotics laws or controlled substances
act, or guilty of an abuse or fraud under Medicare or Medicaid; or that appoints a guardian of
the registrant or licensee pursuant to sections
, or commits a registrant or
licensee pursuant to chapter 253B.
Subd. 7. Self-reporting.
A registrant or licensee shall report to the board any personal
action that would require that a report be filed by any person, health care facility, business, or
organization pursuant to subdivisions 2 to 6.
Subd. 8. Deadlines; forms.
Reports required by subdivisions 2 to 7 must be submitted not
later than 30 days after the occurrence of the reportable event or transaction. The board may
provide forms for the submission of reports required by this section, may require that reports be
submitted on the forms provided, and may adopt rules necessary to assure prompt and accurate
Subd. 9. Subpoenas.
The board may issue subpoenas for the production of any reports
required by subdivisions 2 to 7 or any related documents.
History: 2002 c 341 s 2; 2004 c 146 art 3 s 47