Sponsored-Patient Organizations (SPOs):
Sponsored-patient organizations are patient or caregiver groups, who do not intend to seek 501c3 status, but are instead sponsored by a healthcare provider or other healthcare entity. Patient/Caregiver support groups are often in this category. SPOs may also be sponsored by fully credentialed CBOs established no fewer than 4 years prior to sponsorship. SPO sponsors accept fiscal responsibility for the sponsored SPO.