DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions
[48 Pa.B. 5092]
[Saturday, August 18, 2018]
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). The following requests for exceptions relate to regulations governing hospital licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 101—158 (relating to general information; and general and special hospitals).
Facility Name Regulation ACMH Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 117.52(a)(1) (relating to minimum requirements for
sexual assault emergency services)
Allegheny General Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders) Bradford Regional Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 109.2 (relating to director of nursing services) 28 Pa. Code § 115.11 (relating to principle) 28 Pa. Code § 117.21 (relating to staffing and organization) Canonsburg Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 Clarion Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.64 (relating to administration of drugs) Jefferson Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 West Penn Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
The following hospitals have filed requests for exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). 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—2014 Edition (Guidelines). The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception.
Facility Name Guidelines Section Year Forbes Hospital 2.2-188.8.131.52 (relating to staff accommodations) 2018 2.2-2.6.10 (relating to support areas for families and visitors) 2018 Jefferson Health—Northeast 2.2-184.108.40.206 (relating to patient toilet rooms) 2014 Reading Hospital 3.1-220.127.116.11 (relating to ceiling heights) 2014 3.2-18.104.22.168 (relating to waiting area seating) 2014 Washington Health System Greene 2.5-22.214.171.124 (relating to space requirements), regarding patient
2014 2.5-126.96.36.199(3) (relating to fences and walls serving a locked unit),
regarding minimum heights
2014 2.5-188.8.131.52(1) (relating to consultation room(s)), regarding minimum
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, 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. 18-1272. Filed for public inspection August 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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