Patient Safety Organizations (PSO): Expired Listing for FailSafe PSO, 64467 [2020-22484]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / Notices • Electric power, communications, and utility corridors designed for buildings and site improvements; and • Remediation of contaminated soils. Kristi Tunstall Williams, Deputy Director, Office of Planning and Design Quality, Public Buildings Service, National Capital Region, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–22605 Filed 10–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–Y1–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations (PSO): Expired Listing for FailSafe PSO Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of delisting. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule) authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a patient safety organization (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 and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. The listing for FailSafe PSO, PSO number P0196, has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly. SUMMARY: The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on September 21, 2020. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS website: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/listed. ADDRESSES: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathryn Bach, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, MS 06N100B, Rockville, MD 20857; 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Oct 09, 2020 Jkt 253001 Background The Patient Safety Act, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21 to 299b–26, and the related Patient Safety Rule, 42 CFR part 3, published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008 (73 FR 70732– 70814), establish a framework by which individuals and entities that meet the definition of provider in the Patient Safety Rule may voluntarily report information to PSOs listed by AHRQ, on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity are 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 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 to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of PSOs. Section 3.104(e)(1) of the Patient Safety Rule specifies that a PSO’s listing, unless revoked or relinquished earlier, automatically expires at midnight of the last day of the threeyear listing period if, prior to this deadline, the required certifications for a new three-year listing are not submitted by the PSO and accepted by AHRQ . FailSafe PSO, a component entity of Newsura, Inc., did not seek continued listing. Accordingly, FailSafe PSO was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on September 21, 2020. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO website at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov. Dated: October 5, 2020. Marquita Cullom-Stott, Associate Director. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations (PSO): Expired Listing for FailSafe 
PSO

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of delisting.

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SUMMARY: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient 
Safety Rule) authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to 
list as a patient safety organization (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 and Quality Improvement Act of 
2005 (Patient Safety Act) and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses 
to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a 
PSO's listing expires. The listing for FailSafe PSO, PSO number P0196, 
has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly.

DATES: The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on 
September 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are 
ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. Both directories can be accessed 
electronically at the following HHS website: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/listed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathryn Bach, Center for Quality 
Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, MS 06N100B, 
Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403-3697; Telephone 
(local): (301) 427-1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438-7231; TTY (local): 
(301) 427-1130; Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Patient Safety Act, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to 299b-26, and the 
related Patient Safety Rule, 42 CFR part 3, published in the Federal 
Register on November 21, 2008 (73 FR 70732-70814), establish a 
framework by which individuals and entities that meet the definition of 
provider in the Patient Safety Rule may voluntarily report information 
to PSOs listed by AHRQ, on a privileged and confidential basis, for the 
aggregation and analysis of patient safety events.
    The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are 
entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity 
are 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 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 to no longer meet the 
requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a 
PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any 
reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. Section 3.108(d) of the 
Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it 
removes an organization from the list of PSOs.
    Section 3.104(e)(1) of the Patient Safety Rule specifies that a 
PSO's listing, unless revoked or relinquished earlier, automatically 
expires at midnight of the last day of the three-year listing period 
if, prior to this deadline, the required certifications for a new 
three-year listing are not submitted by the PSO and accepted by AHRQ . 
FailSafe PSO, a component entity of Newsura, Inc., did not seek 
continued listing. Accordingly, FailSafe PSO was delisted effective at 
12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on September 21, 2020.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO website 
at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov.

    Dated: October 5, 2020.
Marquita Cullom-Stott,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-22484 Filed 10-9-20; 8:45 am]
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