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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-714



Application of Allied Services John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine for Exception to 28 Pa. Code § 153.1(b)

[29 Pa.B. 2333]

   Under 28 Pa. Code § 51.33 (relating to requests for exceptions), the Department of Health (Department) gives notice that Allied Services John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wilkes Barre, PA has requested an exception to the requirements of 28 Pa. Code § 153.1(b), referencing the ''Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities,'' 1996-97 edition. The petitioner is requesting a waiver from the requirements for rehabilitation facilities under Chapter 10 of this publication, specifically, Section 10.15.C Patient Bathing Facilities, which requires at least one island-type bathtub be provided in each nursing unit. The petitioner indicates that the facility has two existing tub rooms, one on each floor of the nursing department, which have not been used since the building was opened in 1982. The facility is requesting an exception to remove one of the tub rooms, for conversion to office space.

   The request is on file with the Department. Persons may receive a copy of the request for exception by requesting a copy from Division of Acute & Ambulatory Care, Room 530 Health & Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717)783-8980, Fax (717)772-2163, e-mail address: LVIA@HEALTH.STATE.PA.US.

   Those persons who wish to comment on this exception request may do so by sending a letter by mail, e-mail or facsimile to the Division and address listed.

   Comments received by the Department within 10 days after the date of publication of this notice will be reviewed by the Department before it decides whether to approve or disapprove the request for exception.

   Persons with a disability who wish to obtain a copy of the request and/or provide comments to the Department and require an auxiliary aide service or other accommodation to do so, should contact Director, Division of Acute & Ambulatory Care at (717) 783-8980, V/TT: (717) 783-6514 for Speech and/or Hearing Impaired Persons or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 [TT].

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-714. Filed for public inspection April 30, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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