DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions
[50 Pa.B. 2906]
[Saturday, June 6, 2020]
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 Allegheny General Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 51.23 (relating to positron emission tomography) Edgewood Surgical Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 109.2(b) (relating to director of nursing services) Geisinger Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 115.31(b) (relating to patient medical records) Geisinger Saint Luke's Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 123.25(2) (relating to regulations for control of anesthetic explosion hazards) Heritage Valley Kennedy 28 Pa. Code § 103.1 (relating to principle) 28 Pa. Code § 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer) 28 Pa. Code § 107.26(b)(1), (3)—(8) (relating to additional committees) Kindred Hospital—Philadelphia 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders) Lancaster General Hospital, The 28 Pa. Code § 101.31(9)(iii) and (iv) (relating to hospital requirements) Saint Vincent Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 51.23 Temple University Hospital, Inc. 28 Pa. Code § 107.62(a) and (b) (relating to oral orders) UPMC Bedford 28 Pa. Code § 149.3 (relating to facilities) UPMC Jameson 28 Pa. Code § 149.3 UPMC McKeesport 28 Pa. Code § 149.3 UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside 28 Pa. Code § 107.2 (relating to medical staff membership)
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 Chester County Hospital, The 2.2-126.96.36.199(3)(b)—(e) (relating to secure holding room) 14 Crozer-Chester Medical Center 2.1-188.8.131.52(2)(a)(i) (relating to doors and door hardware) 14 2.6-184.108.40.206(2)(a) (relating to space requirements) 14 2.6-220.127.116.11(2) (relating to patient toilet room) 14 Delaware County Memorial Hospital 2.5-18.104.22.168(5)(b) (relating to patient toilet room) 18 2.5-22.214.171.124 (relating to patient bathing facilities) 18 2.5-126.96.36.199(1) and (2) (relating to airborne infection isolation room) 18 2.5-188.8.131.52 (relating to seclusion room) 18 2.5-184.108.40.206 (relating to conference room) 18 2.5-220.127.116.11(2)(b)(ii) (relating to social spaces) 18 2.5-18.104.22.168(5)(a) (relating to doors and door hardware) 18 2.5-22.214.171.124 (relating to windows) 18 2.5-126.96.36.199 (relating to patient toilet room/bathing facility hardware and accessories 18 2.5-188.8.131.52 (relating to fire sprinklers and other protrusions 18 2.5-184.108.40.206(1)(a) and (b) (relating to ceilings) 18 2.5-220.127.116.11(1) (relating to lighting for specific locations in the psychiatric hospital) 18 2.5-18.104.22.168(2) (relating to receptacles in patient bedrooms) 18 2.5-8.4.2 (relating to plumbing fixtures) 18 Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital 2.1-22.214.171.124 (relating to space requirements) 18 Geisinger—Lewistown Hospital 2.1-126.96.36.199(1) (relating to location) 18 2.1-188.8.131.52(1) (relating to other design requirements) 18 Geisinger Medical Center 2.2-184.108.40.206(2)(c)(i) (relating to patient bathing facilities) 18 Heritage Valley Kennedy 2.1-220.127.116.11(2)(c) (relating to space requirements) 18 2.1-18.104.22.168(3)(a)—(c) (relating to ceilings) 18-O 2.5-22.214.171.124(1) (relating to patient toilet room) 18 Penn Highlands Dubois 1.2-126.96.36.199 (relating to design response for accommodations for patients of size) 18-O 1.2-188.8.131.52 (relating to patients of size) 18-O 2.1-184.108.40.206 (relating to clearances) 18-O 2.1-220.127.116.11 (relating to design elements for patients of size) 18-O 2.1-18.104.22.168 (relating to door openings) 18-O 2.1-22.214.171.124 (relating to design elements for patients of size) 18-O 2.1-126.96.36.199 (relating to door openings) 18-O 2.1-188.8.131.52(2)(a)(i) and (ii) and (b)(ii) (relating to single-patient examination/observation room) 18-O 2.1-184.108.40.206(1) and (2) (relating to soiled workroom) 18-O 2.1-220.127.116.11 (relating to patient toilet room(s)) 18-O 2.1-18.104.22.168 (relating to public toilet room) 18-O 2.1-6.4.1 (relating to support areas for staff) 18-O 2.1-22.214.171.124 (relating to receptacles in patient care areas) 18-O 2.1-8.4.4 (relating to medical gas and vacuum system) 18-O 2.2-126.96.36.199 (relating to handwashing station) 18-O 2.2-188.8.131.52(2)(c)(i) and (ii) (relating to patient bathing facilities) 18-O 2.2-184.108.40.206 (relating to equipment supply and storage) 18-O 2.2-220.127.116.11(1)(d) (relating to imaging services) 18-O 2.6-2 (relating to accommodations for care of patients of size) 18-O Penn Highlands Huntingdon 1.2-18.104.22.168 (relating to patients of size) 18-O 2.1-22.214.171.124(2)(a) and (b) 18-O 2.1-126.96.36.199(1) and (2) (relating to soiled holding room) 18-O 2.1-188.8.131.52 (relating to patient toilet room(s)) 18-O 2.1-184.108.40.206 (relating to patient toilet room(s)) 18-O Saint Luke's Hospital—Upper Bucks Campus 2.2-220.127.116.11 (relating to place for meditation and prayer) 14 UPMC Jameson 2.2-18.104.22.168(2)(a) (relating to space requirements) 18 UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside 2.1-22.214.171.124(1) (relating to ceiling height) 18 2.1-126.96.36.199 (relating to windows in patient rooms) 18 2.1-188.8.131.52(2) and (3)(b) (relating to technology distribution room (TDR)) 18 2.2-184.108.40.206(1) (relating to space requirements) 18 2.2-220.127.116.11(2) (relating to clearances) 18 2.2-18.104.22.168(2) (relating to equipment and supply storage) 18 2.2-2.6.7 (relating to staff accommodations) 18 2.2-22.214.171.124(2) (relating to family and visitor lounge) 18 Warren General Hospital 2.1-126.96.36.199(2)(a) (relating to space requirements) 18-O Washington Hospital, The 2.1-3.5.5 (relating to magnetic resonance imaging room (MRI) facilities) 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, email@example.com. 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. 20-746. Filed for public inspection June 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]
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