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Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Listing Guide (March 2022)

The PSO Listing Guide is an informal educational resource to help readers locate and learn about the requirements for PSO listing under the Patient Safety Act and Rule.  It is intended to help prospective and listed PSOs understand the requirements underlying their attestations and their related compliance obligations.

Download the PSO Listing Guide (PDF, 716 KB)

Guide for PSOs and Providers for Determining Parent Organization and Affiliated Providers (July 2021)

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 Guide for PSOs and Providers for Determining Parent Organizations and Affiliated Providers (PDF, 890 KB)

PSO Policies and Procedures – Topics to Address (Revised July 2021)

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

Download PSO Policies and Procedures - Topics to Address (PDF, 375 KB)

What is the Role of the PSO Authorized Official (Revised July 2021)

This Guide addresses the role of the PSO Authorized Official.

Download What is the Role of the PSO Authorized Official (PDF, 466 KB)

Page last reviewed March 2022
Page originally created January 2014

Internet Citation: Guides. Content last reviewed March 2022. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://pso.ahrq.gov/resources/guides

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