Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Universal Safety Solution PSO, 17212-17213 [2013-06216]

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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: March 4, 2013. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–06217 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M VerDate Mar<14>2013 18:04 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From QAISys, Inc. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: 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 QAISys, Inc. 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 January 31, 2013. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 QAISys, Inc., PSO number P0046, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, QAISys, Inc. was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 31, 2013. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. Dated: March 4, 2013. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–06215 Filed 3–19–13; 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 Universal Safety Solution PSO Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: 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 E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / Notices relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Universal Safety Solution PSO 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 February 1, 2013. 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: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Universal Safety Solution PSO, PSO number P0104, a component entity of Universal Safety Solution, LLC, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, Universal Safety Solution PSO was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on February 1, 2013. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. VerDate Mar<14>2013 18:04 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: March 4, 2013. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17212-17213]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06216]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From 
Universal Safety Solution PSO

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

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relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason. AHRQ has accepted a 
notification of voluntary relinquishment from Universal Safety Solution 
PSO 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 February 1, 2013.

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 Universal Safety Solution 
PSO, PSO number P0104, a component entity of Universal Safety Solution, 
LLC, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, 
Universal Safety Solution PSO was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight 
ET (2400) on February 1, 2013.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web 
site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html.

    Dated: March 4, 2013.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-06216 Filed 3-19-13; 8:45 am]
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