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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 13-1188



Change of Reporting Criteria for Nursing Homes under the Health Care-Associated Infection and Prevention Control Act; Extension of Public Comment Period

[43 Pa.B. 3603]
[Saturday, June 29, 2013]

 The purpose of this announcement is to extend the public comment period for proposed changes to the surveillance criteria for health care-associated infections by nursing homes under Chapter 4 of the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act (MCARE Act) (40 P. S. §§ 1303.401—1303.411), added by the act of July 20, 2007 (P. L. 331, No. 52) (Act 52), known as the Health Care-Associated Infection and Prevention Control Act. The proposed changes were outlined in a prior notice from the Patient Safety Authority (Authority) published at 43 Pa.B. 2794 (May 18, 2013). That original notice is available online at

 In the original notice, public comments were due by June 17, 2013. Because the Authority has received a number of requests for additional time to review the proposed changes and submit comments, the public comment period is being extended until July 17, 2013. Submit comments electronically to the Authority at patientsafety

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-1188. Filed for public inspection June 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]

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