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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-706


Application of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for Exception to 28 Pa. Code §§ 551.22(1) and (2), 553.3, 553.4, 553.31, 555.3, 555.4, 567.3(b) and 567.32

[30 Pa.B. 2171]


   Under 28 Pa. Code § 51.33 (relating to requests for exceptions), the Department of Health (Department) gives notice that Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has requested an exception to the requirements of 28 Pa. Code § 551.22(1) which requires a child under 6 months of age may not be treated in an ambulatory surgery facility; § 551.22(2) which requires that the medical record shall include documentation that the child's primary care provider was notified by the surgeon in advance of the performance of a procedure in an ambulatory surgery center and that an opinion was sought from the primary care provider regarding the appropriateness of the use of the facility for the proposed procedure; § 553.3, § 553.4 and § 553.31, which explains governing body responsibilities, other functions of the governing body (that is, meeting frequency, and the like), and administrative responsibilities; § 555.3 and § 555.4, which defines medical staff, medical staff requirements and membership and clinical activities and duties of physician assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners; § 567.3(b) which deals with environmental services, infection control and current written policies and procedures to assure definite and valid infection control; and § 567.32, which deals with housekeeping policies and procedures.

   The request is on file with the Department. Persons may receive a copy of the request for exception by requesting a copy from: Department of Health, Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care, Room 532, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Telephone: (717) 783-8980, FAX: (717) 772-2163, E-Mail Address:

   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 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 and Ambulatory Care at (717) 783-8980, V/TT: (717) 783-6154 for Speech and/or Hearing Impaired Persons or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 [TT].


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-706. Filed for public inspection April 28, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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