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28 Pa. Code § 601.1. Legal base.

GENERAL PROVISIONS


§ 601.1. Legal base.

 (a)  This subpart is promulgated by the Department under the powers granted and the duties mandated by Chapter 8 of the act (35 P.S. § §  448.801a—448.820).

 (b)  The Department has the power and its duty is to promulgate, after consultation with the Health Care Policy Board, the regulations necessary to implement the provisions and purpose of Chapter 8 of the act (35 P.S. § §  448.801a—448.820) and to assure that its regulations and the act are enforced.

 (c)  The purpose of this subpart is to protect and promote the public health and welfare through the establishment and enforcement of regulations setting minimum standards in the construction, maintenance and operation of home health care agencies. The standards are intended by the Department to assure safe, adequate and efficient home health care agencies and services, and to promote the health, safety and adequate care of the patients of the home health care agencies. It is also the purpose of this subpart to assure quality health care through appropriate and nonduplicative review and inspection with regard to the protection of the health and rights of privacy of patients and without unreasonably interfering with the operation of the home health care agency.



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