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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1026



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[49 Pa.B. 3540]
[Saturday, July 6, 2019]

 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 and relating to
Uniontown Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 105.11(b) (relating to access)
Phoenixville Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
St. Mary Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
Conemaugh Nason Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 138.15 (relating to high-risk cardiac catheterizations)
Grand View Health 28 Pa. Code § 138.15
UPMC McKeesport 28 Pa. Code § 149.3 (relating to facilities)

 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, or Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals—2018 Edition, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities—2018 Edition. The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception.

Facility Name FGI Guidelines Section and relating to   Yr1  
Albert Einstein Medical Center 2.1- (relating to staff toilet rooms) 18-O
Albert Einstein Medical Center—Center One Radiology 2.1- (relating to patient toilet rooms) 18-O
Albert Einstein Medical Center—Elkins Park Campus 2.1- 18-O
Albert Einstein Medical Center 2.1- 18
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2.2- (relating to area) 18
2.2- (relating to toilet room or human waste disposal rooms) 18
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia—
Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders
2.11- (relating to space requirements) 18-O
2.11- (relating to toilet rooms) 18-O
Geisinger Medical Center—Shamokin Campus 2.1-2.10.1 (relating to family and visitor lounges) 18
2.1- (relating to size) 18
2.1- (relating to immediately accessible to the patient care units served) 18
2.1- (relating to shall be permitted to serve more than one patient care unit. . .) 18
2.1- (relating to shall be designed to minimize the impact of noise and activity. . .) 18
2.1- (relating to waiting room that meets the criteria. . .) 18
Saint Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 2.1- 18-O
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. 2.6- (relating to clearances) 18
2.6- 18
2.2- renovation (rooms 715-716, 719—722) 18
2.2- renovation (rooms 714/718) 18
2.2- hand-washing stations 18
UPMC Passavant—Cranberry Campus 2.1- space requirements 18-O
2.1- MRI control rooms 18-O

1 2018 Year FGI Regulations for Outpatient Facilities are indicated by ''-O.''

 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, 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).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1026. Filed for public inspection July 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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