Application of St. Clair Hospital 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 St. Clair Hospital has requested an exception to the requirements of 28 Pa. Code § 153.1(b) which require compliance with the standards contained in the following publication: Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Healthcare Facilities. St. Clair Hospital specifically requests exemption from the following standards contained in this publication:
10:15.A1--An exception to room area as follows:
a. 2 Bedroom #5401/5402 and 2 Bedroom #5403/5404: 229 square feet in lieu of 250 square feet.
b. 2 Bedroom #5405/5406 and 2 Bedroom #5407/5408: 237 square feet in lieu of 250 square feet.
10.15.A5--An exception to not provide hand washing facilities in the four 2 bedrooms. Hand washing facilities are provided in the Patient Toilet Rooms.
10.15.B1, 10.15.B3 and 10.15.B5: An exception to permit sharing of the Nurse Station/Charting area, the Dictation area and the Satellite Nurse Station/Charting area with the TCC.
10.15.B2--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Conference/Coordinator/Nurse Office.
10.15.B4--An exception to not provide a hand washing fixture at the Nurse Station. Hand washing fixtures are located in the Medication Room, Nourishment Room and Corridors.
10.15.B6, 10.15.B7--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Staff Lockers/Lounge and Staff Toilet Room with the TCC.
10.15.B8--An exception to use an existing Exam Room on Nursing Unit #5E (see Key Plan on Drawing A-2 for location), which is on the same floor as the proposed IRU.
10.15.B9--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Clean Utility Room with the TCC.
10.15.B10--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Soiled Utility Room with the TCC.
10.15.B11--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Medication Room with the TCC.
10.15.B12--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Clean Linen Room with the TCC.
10.15.B13--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Nourishment Room and Ice Maker with the TCC.
10.15.B14--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Equipment Storage Room with the TCC.
10.15.B16--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Multipurpose (Dining/Recreation) Rooms with the TCC.
10.15.C--An exception to permit sharing of the existing Wheelchair Shower and the existing Tub/Wheelchair Toilet/Training Toilet/Hair washing Room with the TCC. The 10 IRU beds require 1.25 bathing fixtures (1 for 8 beds) and the 13 TCC beds require 0.87 bathing fixtures (1 for 15 beds). A total of 2 existing bathing fixtures will be shared.
10.15.E--An exception to not provide an Isolation Room as in integral part of the IRU. Patients requiring isolation will be placed in isolation Room in another nursing unit and not be admitted to the IRU.
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 and Ambulatory Care, PA Department of Health, Room 532 Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 783-8980, Fax: (717) 772-2163, e-mail address: LVIAHEALTH. 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 above.
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 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 and 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].
GARY L. GURIAN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-716. Filed for public inspection April 30, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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