DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions
[48 Pa.B. 95]
[Saturday, January 6, 2018]
The following hospital has filed a request 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). The following request for exception relates to regulations governing hospital licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 101—158 (relating to general information; and general and special hospitals), with the exception of 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). Exception requests related to 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 are listed separately in this notice.
Facility Name Regulation St. Clair Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 105.11(b) (relating to access)
The following hospitals are requesting exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1. Requests for exceptions under this section relate to 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 Section Relating to Publication Year Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
2.2-220.127.116.11(2) Equipment and supply storage 2014 Magee Womens Hospital of UMPC
2.2-18.104.22.168(1) Patient toilet rooms 2014 2.2-22.214.171.124(2) Patient toilet rooms 2014 Magee Rehabilitation Hospital 2.6-126.96.36.199(1) Space requirements (dining, recreation and day spaces) 2014 2.6-2.3.3 Personal services (barber/beauty) areas 2014 Penn Highland DuBois 3.1-188.8.131.52 Location (hand-washing stations) 2014 3.1-184.108.40.206(1) Additional requirements for hand-washing stations that serve multiple patient care stations 2014 3.12-220.127.116.11(5)(a) Hand-washing stations (individual therapy rooms) 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, 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, for speech and/or hearing impaired persons V/TT (717) 783-6154, 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. 18-20. Filed for public inspection January 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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