Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From PDR Secure, LLC, 65892-65893 [2012-26598]

Download as PDF 65892 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 12, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–26596 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Notice of Meeting Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), announcement is made of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on ‘‘AHRQ NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS (NRSA) INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING GRANTS (T32)’’. DATES: November 14–15, 2012 (Open on November 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and closed for the remainder of the meeting). SUMMARY: Gaithersburg Marriott, RIO, 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the nonconfidential portions of this meeting should contact: Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 2038, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Telephone: (301) 427– 1554. Agenda items for this meeting are subject to change as priorities dictate. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Special Emphasis Panel is a group of experts in fields related to health care research who are invited by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and agree to be available, to conduct on an as needed basis, scientific reviews of applications for AHRQ support. Individual members of the Panel do not attend regularly-scheduled meetings and do not serve for fixed terms or a tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Oct 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 long period of time. Rather, they are asked to participate in particular review meetings which require their type of expertise. Substantial segments of the SEP meeting referenced above will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Grant applications for ‘‘AHRQ NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS (NRSA) INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING GRANTS (T32)’’ are to be reviewed and discussed at this meeting. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Dated: October 12, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–26597 Filed 10–30–12; 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 PDR Secure, LLC Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of Delisting. AGENCY: 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 Patient Safety Organizations (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 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. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from PDR Secure, LLC of its status as a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on August 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.pso.AHRQ.gov/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 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 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 65893 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices cease reporting or submitting any further information to the PSO as soon as possible, and to inform them that any information reported after the effective date and time of delisting will not be protected as PSWP under the Patient Safety Act. In addition, according to section 3.108(c)(2)(ii) of the Patient Safety Rule regarding disposition of PSWP, the PSO has 90 days from the effective date of delisting and revocation to complete the disposition of PSWP that is currently in the PSO’s possession. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. Dated: October 12, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–26598 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day–13–0488] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 and send comments to Ron Otten, CDC Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have a practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Restriction on Interstate Travel of Persons (OMB Control No. 0920–0488 Exp. 3/31/2013)—Revision—National Center Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requesting OMB approval to extend the information collection request, ‘‘Restriction on Interstate Travel of Persons’’ (OMB Control No. 0920– 0488). Form name Traveler ............................................. 42 CFR 70.3 Application to the State of destination for a permit. 42 CFR 70.3 Copy of material submitted by applicant and permit issued by State health authority. 42 CFR 70.3 Copy of material submitted by applicant and permit issued by State health authority. 42 CFR 70.4 Report by specified respondent of a communicable disease during interstate travel (Paper Form if requested by CDC during public health emergency). 42 CFR 70.4 Copy of material submitted to state/local authority (Paper Form if requested by CDC, public health emergency). 42 CFR 70.4 Report by specified respondent of a communicable disease during interstate travel (Radio or other telecommunication for routine reporting). Attending physician ........................... State health authority ........................ Master of a vessel or person in charge of a conveyance. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES State health authority ........................ Master of a vessel or person in charge of a conveyance. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Oct 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondent Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This information collection request is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2013. CDC is authorized to collect this information under 42 CFR 70.5 (Certain communicable diseases; special requirements). This regulation requires that any person who is in the communicable period for cholera, plague, smallpox, typhus, or yellow fever or having been exposed to any such disease is in the incubation period thereof, to apply for and receive a permit from the Surgeon General or his authorized representative in order to travel from one State or possession to another. Control of disease transmission within the States is considered to be the province of state and local health authorities, with Federal assistance being sought by those authorities on a cooperative basis without application of Federal regulations. The regulations in 42 Part 70 were developed to facilitate Federal action in the event of large outbreaks requiring a coordinated effort involving several states, or in the event of inadequate local control. While it is not known whether, or to what extent situations may arise in which these regulations would be invoked, contingency planning for domestic emergency preparedness is now commonplace. Should these situations arise, CDC will use the reporting and recordkeeping requirements contained in the regulations to carry out quarantine responsibilities as required by law. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) 2,000 1 15/60 500 2,000 1 15/60 500 8 250 6/60 200 1,500 1 15/60 375 20 75 6/60 150 200 1 15/60 50 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65892-65893]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26598]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From PDR 
Secure, LLC

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

ACTION: Notice of Delisting.

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SUMMARY: 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 Patient Safety Organizations (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 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. AHRQ has accepted a 
notification of voluntary relinquishment from PDR Secure, LLC of its 
status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.

DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing 
and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 
Midnight ET (2400) on August 31, 2012.

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

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cease reporting or submitting any further information to the PSO as 
soon as possible, and to inform them that any information reported 
after the effective date and time of delisting will not be protected as 
PSWP under the Patient Safety Act. In addition, according to section 
3.108(c)(2)(ii) of the Patient Safety Rule regarding disposition of 
PSWP, the PSO has 90 days from the effective date of delisting and 
revocation to complete the disposition of PSWP that is currently in the 
PSO's possession.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web 
site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html.

    Dated: October 12, 2012.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-26598 Filed 10-30-12; 8:45 am]
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