Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions
[46 Pa.B. 4273]
[Saturday, July 30, 2016]
The following hospitals have filed requests for exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 51.33 (relating to requests for exceptions) with the Department of Health (Department), which has authority to license hospitals under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §§ 448.101—448.904b). Department regulations governing hospital licensure can be found in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 101—158 (relating to general information; and general and special hospitals). The following hospitals are requesting exceptions to 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards) which contains minimum standards that hospitals must comply with under the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities (Guidelines). The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception, as well as the publication year of the applicable Guidelines.
Facility Name Guidelines
Relating to Publication
Albert Einstein Medical Center 2.1-18.104.22.168 Size (TDRs) 2014 Einstein Medical Center Montgomery 2.2-22.214.171.124(2) Soiled holding 2014 Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center 2.2-126.96.36.199 Patient toilet room 2014 Lehigh Valley Hospital—Muhlenburg 2.2-188.8.131.52(1)(a) Space requirements (area) 2014 3.7-184.108.40.206(3) Corridor width 2014 St. Luke's Hospital—Anderson Campus 2.1-220.127.116.11 Work areas for preparing, dispensing, and administering medications 2014
All requests previously listed are on file with the Department. Persons may receive a copy of a request for exception by requesting a copy from the Department of Health, Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care, Room 532, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 783-8980, fax (717) 772-2163, email@example.com. Persons who wish to comment on an exception request may do so by sending a letter by mail, e-mail or facsimile to the Division at the address listed previously. 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 a request and/or provide comments to the Department and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to do so should contact the Director, Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care at (717) 783-8980, for speech and/or hearing impaired persons V/TT (717) 783-6154, or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service (800) 654-5984 (TT).
KAREN M. MURPHY, PhD, RN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1320. Filed for public inspection July 29, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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