DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Requests for Exceptions
[47 Pa.B. 2253]
[Saturday, April 15, 2017]
The following ambulatory surgical facilities (ASF) 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 ASFs under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §§ 448.101—448.904b). The following requests for exception relate to regulations governing ASF licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 551—571 (relating to general information; and ambulatory surgical facilities).
Facility Name Regulation American Access Care of Pennsylvania ASC, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d)(1) and (3) (relating to criteria for ambulatory surgery)
American Access Care of SP ASC, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d)(1) and (3)
28 Pa. Code § 551.3 (relating to definitions), specifically subparagraph (ii) of the definition of ''classification levels,'' regarding Class B facilities PS III patients
The following ASF is requesting exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 571.1 (relating to minimum standards). Requests for exceptions under this section relate to minimum standards that ASFs 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 to which the ASF is seeking an exception, as well as the publication year of the applicable Guidelines.
Facility Name Guidelines
Relating to Publication
American Access Care of SP ASC, LLC 3.1-3.6.7(1) Hand-washing stations (nourishment areas or rooms) 2014 3.7-22.214.171.124(2) Corridor widths 2014 3.7-126.96.36.199(1)(b) Doors openings (doors and door hardware) 2014
All previously listed requests 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 previously listed address. 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. 17-631. Filed for public inspection April 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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