The “drop out” provision

The document “Issue 8” (prepared by the PSO Privacy Protection Center under contract to AHRQ) discusses the difference between data assembled or developed for reporting, and deliberation and analyses. Deliberations and analyses are covered even without reporting.

Data assembled or developed for reporting are only covered if the provider has the intent to report; this also allows the provider to change its intent, prior to reporting, to withdraw patient safety work product protection if it wishes.