Understanding the Basics of PSO Protections
Healthcare providers can protect sensitive patient safety information and create a learning system for improvements by being part of a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). PSOs provide federal levels of protection for providers that preempt state protections. This protection enables providers to mitigate patient safety risks by creating a culture where providers and encouraged to talk openly about safety improvements. The federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, created in 2005, established a system of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) and the structures to support patient safety.
Learn about how your organization can benefit from the protections available through PSOs. In this webinar, attorney Andy Bolin of Bolin Law Group discussed the legal protections afforded to providers under the Act and the importance of engaging with a PSO. He also dissected real-world cases to explain the protections available to healthcare organizations including hospitals, ambulatory care, ambulatory surgical centers, and long-term care.
During this session, we discussed:
- Establishing a Patient Safety Evaluation System and its relation to PSO
- Differences in state protections versus federal protections
- How to work with surveyors who request information protected under the Act
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Agenda & Speakers
Andrew S. Bolin, JD
Partner and Owner, Bolin Law Group
Andrew Bolin is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial attorney. After graduating from Stetson Law School cum laude in 2002, Mr. Bolin began his practice defending clients against professional liability and personal injury claims. In addition to handling civil trials, Mr. Bolin has been asked by various clients to support their positions through amicus curiae briefs in front of the State of Florida Appellate Courts, The Florida Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Bolin is also a registered Florida lobbyist and is called upon frequently to draft bill language and present to the Florida Legislature on topics involving professional malpractice and tort reform. He has received the Fred Sievert award for his accomplishments in furthering the interests of the defense bar and is a past President for the Florida Defense Lawyer's Association and a past State Representative for Florida to the Defense Research Institute.