The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), and its implementing regulations in 42 CFR Part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), authorize the creation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule dealing with PSO operations. Information related to PSOs is available on AHRQ’s PSO Web site at www.pso.ahrq.gov. Please provide any revisions or additions to the listing information, including a brief explanation. As required in the Patient Safety Rule, section 3.102(a)(vi), a PSO must promptly notify the Secretary during its period of listing if there have been any changes in the accuracy of the information submitted for listing, along with the pertinent changes.
Please note that certain changes may affect your PSO’s attestations in support of the current certification for listing (e.g., parent organization added). The PSO Office will contact you for clarification if necessary.