Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing for Medkinetics, LLC, 25179 [2012-10013]

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[FR Doc. 2012–10097 Filed 4–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing for Medkinetics, LLC Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: AHRQ has accepted a notification of expiration from the Medkinetics, LLC of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (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 and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule) to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. 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 January 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.PSO.AHRQ.qov/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, 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; Email: PSO@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The 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 Rule, 42 CFR part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25179 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. 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. Accordingly, Medkinetics, LLC, PSO number P0036, was delisted effective at 12 Midnight ET (2400) on January 6, 2012. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.PSO.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. Dated: April 19, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–10013 Filed 4–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Surgical Safety Institute Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Surgical Safety Institute of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (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 and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule) to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PS0s. 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 February 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing for Medkinetics, 
LLC

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of delisting.

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SUMMARY: AHRQ has accepted a notification of expiration from the 
Medkinetics, LLC of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). 
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (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 and Quality Improvement Final 
Rule (Patient Safety Rule) to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ 
administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety 
Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs.

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 January 6, 2012.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, 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; 
Email: PSO@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The 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 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. 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. Accordingly, 
Medkinetics, LLC, PSO number P0036, was delisted effective at 12 
Midnight ET (2400) on January 6, 2012.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web 
site at http://www.PSO.AHRQ.gov/index.html.

    Dated: April 19, 2012.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-10013 Filed 4-26-12; 8:45 am]
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