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Guides

Compliance Self-Assessment Guide (September 2009)

To assist PSOs in making the required attestations and preparing for a compliance review, AHRQ has developed this Guide to suggest approaches for thinking systematically about the scope of the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Rule, and what compliance may mean for an individual PSO. The Guide provides sample questions that a PSO may want to consider in addressing each of the requirements.

Download the Compliance Self-Assessment Guide (PDF, 0.3 MB)

Guides for PSOs and Providers for Determining Parent Organization and Affiliated Providers (June 2016)

This Guide addresses how the Patient Safety Rule determines a parent organization of a PSO or a provider, and how the Patient Safety Rule determines an "affiliated provider."  The terms “parent” and “component”, which are used in the Rule, differ from traditional legal interpretation. The Guide explains how to apply these concepts to more complex organizational and corporate structures.

Download Guides for PSOs and Providers for Determining Parent Organizations and Affiliated Providers (PDF, 0.2 MB)

PSO Policies and Procedures – Topics to Address (Revised April 2019)

This document provides entities with topics to consider when developing their Policies and Procedures.

Download PSO Policies and Procedures - Topics to Address (PDF, 0.5 MB)

What is the Role of the PSO Authorized Official (June 2017)

This Guide addresses the role of the PSO Authorized Official.

Download What is the Role of the PSO Authorized Official (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Page last reviewed April 2019
Page originally created January 2014

Internet Citation: Guides. Content last reviewed April 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://pso.ahrq.gov/resources/guides

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