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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-222



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[49 Pa.B. 784]
[Saturday, February 16, 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
Blue Mountain Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
Curahealth Heritage Valley 28 Pa. Code § 51.4 (relating to change in ownership;
change in management)
28 Pa. Code § 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer)
28 Pa. Code § 109.2(b) (relating to director of nursing services)
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 115.25 (relating to infant footprints)
Geisinger-Community Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 115.25
Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 115.25
Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 115.25
Geisinger Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 115.25
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 115.25
Holy Spirit Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 115.25
St. Luke's Hospital—Anderson Campus 28 Pa. Code § 138.15 (relating to high-risk cardiac catheterizations)
St. Luke's Hospital—Sacred Heart Campus 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
St. Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem—Allentown Campus 28 Pa. Code § 138.15
Uniontown Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.64 (relating to administration of drugs)
UPMC Pinnacle Lititz 28 Pa. Code § 138.15

 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 FGI Guidelines Section and relating to Year
Allegheny Valley Hospital 2.2- (relating to support area for the external beam radiation therapy suite) 2018
Lancaster General Hospital 2.6- (relating to patient toilet room) 2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital—Muhlenburg 2.1- (relating to number of patient care stations) 2018
2.2-3.4.1 (relating to general) 2018
2.2- (relating to pre and post procedure patient care area) 2018
2.2- (relating to pre- and post-procedure/recovery accommodations) 2018
Penn Highlands DuBois—Internal Medicine Practice 2.1- (relating to soiled holding room) 2018
Penn Highlands DuBois—190 Park Avenue 2.1- (relating to laboratory workstation sink) 2018
2.1- (relating to hand-washing stations) 2018
2.1- (relating to ceiling height) 2018
2.2- (relating to space requirements) 2018
2.2- (relating to space requirements) 2018
Reading Hospital 2.2- (relating to positron emission tomography) 2018
Titusville Area Hospital 2.2- (relating to treatment room) 2018
2.2- (relating to treatment room) 2018
2.2- (relating to treatment room) 2018
2.2- (relating to treatment room) 2018
2.2- (relating to patient toilet room) 2018
2.2- (relating to environmental services room(s)) 2018
2.2-3.1.9 (relating to support areas for emergency department staff) 2018
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.—
Jefferson Urology
2.2- (relating to area) 2014
Washington Health System Greene 2.5- (relating to patient care unit call system) 2018
Waynesboro Hospital 2.1- (relating to space requirements) 2018

 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. 19-222. Filed for public inspection February 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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