Standard Setting Organization [SSO] Law and Legal Definition

A standard setting organization (SSO) means an entity that is primarily engaged in activities such as developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, reissuing, interpreting, or otherwise maintaining hundreds of thousands of standards applicable to a wide base of users outside the standards developing organization. It aims to generate the acceptance or proliferation of such new standards-based technologies, products or services.

The term "standard setting organization" is defined under 42 USCS § 1320d (8) as a standard setting organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute, including the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, that develops standards for information transactions, data elements, or any other standard that is necessary to, or will facilitate, the implementation of this part [42 USCS §§ 1320d et seq.].