A PSO is listed for a period of 3 years. To renew its listing for an additional 3 years, the PSO will be required to complete and submit a PSO Certification for Continued Listing form before the expiration of its period of listing. The PSO must certify that it is performing, and will continue to perform, each of the patient safety activities and that it is complying with, and will continue to comply with, the other requirements of the Patient Safety Rule.
If the entity seeking listing is a component of another organization, the entity must also certify that it is, and will be in compliance with, three additional requirements specified in the Patient Safety Rule:
The Patient Safety Rule permits many types of entities-either an entire organization or a component of an organization, a public or private entity, a for-profit or not-for-profit entity-to seek listing as a PSO.