DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Requests for Exceptions
[48 Pa.B. 94]
[Saturday, January 6, 2018]
The following ambulatory surgical facilities (ASF) have filed requests for exception 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), with the exception of 28 Pa. Code § 571.1 (relating to minimum standards). The following requests for exceptions relate to regulations governing ASF licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 551—571 (relating to general information; and ambulatory surgical facilities). Exception requests related to 28 Pa. Code § 571.1 are listed separately in this notice.
Facility Name Regulation Carbon-Schuylkill Endoscopy Center 28 Pa. Code § 553.31 (relating to administrative responsibilities) LVHN Children's Surgery Center 28 Pa. Code § 553.2 (relating to ownership)
28 Pa. Code § 553.3 (relating to governing body responsibilities)
28 Pa. Code § 553.4 (relating to other functions)
28 Pa. Code § 555.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 555.2 (relating to medical staff membership)
28 Pa. Code § 555.3 (relating to requirements for membership and
28 Pa. Code § 555.4 (relating to clinical activities and duties of physician
assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners)
28 Pa. Code § 563.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 563.2 (relating to organization and staffing)
The following ASF is requesting an exception under 28 Pa. Code § 571.1. 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 Section Relating to Publication Year Colonoscopy Center—Lansdale 3.1-184.108.40.206 Additional requirements for hand-washing stations that serve multiple patient care stations 2014
The 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, or for speech and/or hearing-impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
RACHEL L. LEVINE, MD,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-19. Filed for public inspection January 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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