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ABPS Online Databases Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms
By accessing the Public Confirmation Database or Online Verification Database, you agree that you accept and comply with the terms, conditions and notices stated herein.  These terms constitute a binding contract between ABPS and you.  These terms of use may be changed or revised with or without specific notice to you and it is your responsibility to regularly review these terms.  If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use, please do not access the online databases and immediately discontinue use of these databases and their content.  The current Terms of Use are effective as of August 17, 2012.

Data Updates
The information presented in the Public Confirmation Database and Online Verification Database is updated on a monthly basis.  The date of last update is provided onscreen for both databases.

Revocation of Access
By accessing the Public Confirmation Database or Online Verification Database, you agree that ABPS may terminate your access to and use of these databases at any time and at its sole discretion.  Your use of and access to these databases will be immediately terminated if you violate the Terms of Use.

Limitation of Liability
ABPS shall not be liable for damages of any type arising from your use of the information presented in the Public Confirmation Database and Online Verification Database including, but not limited to, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, and whether or not ABPS has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

PUBLIC CONFIRMATION DATABASE

Description of Service
The Online Public Confirmation Database provides a listing of all current, active ABPS certifications held by a physician.  It is intended for use by members of the general public to confirm Board Certification of physicians and this information is intended for personal use only.  Use of this site and the information presented herein for any business or commercial use is strictly prohibited.

This site is not intended and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

ONLINE VERIFICATION DATABASE

Description of Service
The Online Verification Database provides information approved for business use and is valid to meet the primary source verification requirements for credentialing as set by the Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), URAC and other accrediting agencies.

Third Party Content
The educational information provided was obtained directly and exclusively from the physicians’s institution of education. The American Board of Physician Specialties disclaims any responsibility or liability for errors or omissions, including direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages based in contract, tort, or any other cause of action, resulting from the use of information supplied by these institutions and provided by the American Board of Physician Specialties.