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The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity is to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery.
HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule (PDF file, 450 KB. PDF Help) relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be “delisted” if it is found no longer to meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, or when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs.
AHRQ has accepted a notification from PDR Secure, LLC, PSO number P0098, which is a component entity of PDR Network, LLC, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, PDR Secure, LLC was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on August 31, 2012. PDR Network, LLC represents that it has patient safety work product (PSWP) in its possession. The PSO is obligated to meet the requirements of section 3.108(c)(2)(i) of the Patient Safety Rule to notify the sources from which it received PSWP of the PSO's intention to cease PSO operations and activities, to relinquish voluntarily its status as a PSO, to request that these other entities
More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web site at