Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting, 75472 [2010-30267]

Download as PDF 75472 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 232 / Friday, December 3, 2010 / Notices AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from ORQA, LLC of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109–41, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21—b–26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR Part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, including when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12 Midnight ET (2400) on October 13, 2010. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Cousins, RPh., Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; Telephone (local): (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; E-mail: pso@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background 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. 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 ORQA, LLC, PSO number P0013, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, ORQA, LLC was delisted effective at 12 Midnight ET (2400) on October 13, 2010. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:09 Dec 02, 2010 Jkt 223001 More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. Dated: November 24, 2010. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2010–30263 Filed 12–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice of Delisting. AGENCY: AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Helmet Fire, Inc. Patient Safety Group (A Component of Helmet Fire, Inc. of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109–41, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21—b–26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR Part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, including when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12 Midnight ET (2400) on October 13, 2010. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Cousins, RPh., Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; Telephone (local): (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; E-mail: pso@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 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. 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 Helmet Fire, Inc. Patient Safety Group (A Component of Helmet Fire, Inc., PSO number P0023, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, Helmet Fire, Inc. Patient Safety Group (A Component of Helmet Fire, Inc) was delisted effective at 12 Midnight ET (2400) on October 13, 2010. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. Dated: November 24, 2010. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2010–30267 Filed 12–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of Delisting. AGENCY: AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Human Performance Technology Group, Inc. of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109–41, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21—b–26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR Part 3, authorizes AHRQ, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 232 (Friday, December 3, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-30267]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of Delisting.

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SUMMARY: AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment 
from Helmet Fire, Inc. Patient Safety Group (A Component of Helmet 
Fire, Inc. of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The 
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety 
Act), Public Law 109-41, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21--b-26, provides for the 
formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential 
information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. 
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety 
Rule), 42 CFR Part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of 
HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the 
statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be 
``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the 
requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, 
including when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a 
PSO for any reason.

DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing 
and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12 Midnight 
ET (2400) on October 13, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the 
following HHS Web site: http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Cousins, RPh., Center for 
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, 
Rockville, MD 20850; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403-3697; Telephone 
(local): (301) 427-1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438-7231; TTY (local): 
(301) 427-1130; E-mail: pso@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    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. 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 Helmet Fire, Inc. Patient Safety Group (A 
Component of Helmet Fire, Inc., PSO number P0023, to voluntarily 
relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, Helmet Fire, Inc. Patient 
Safety Group (A Component of Helmet Fire, Inc) was delisted effective 
at 12 Midnight ET (2400) on October 13, 2010.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web 
site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html.

    Dated: November 24, 2010.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-30267 Filed 12-2-10; 8:45 am]
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