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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1352


Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[47 Pa.B. 4772]
[Saturday, August 12, 2017]

 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), with the exception of 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). Exception requests related to 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 are listed separately in this notice.

Facility NameRegulation
Saint Vincent Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 111.27 (relating to nutritional aspects of patient  care)
Nason Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 138.15 (relating to high-risk cardiac  catheterizations)

 The following hospitals are requesting exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1. 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 (Guidelines). The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception, as well as the publication year of the applicable Guidelines.

Facility Name Guidelines
Relating to Publication
Abington Memorial Hospital 2.6- Hand-washing stations 2014
Geisinger Medical Center 2.1- Size (TDRs) 2014
2.5- ECT procedure rooms 2014
Pennsylvania Hospital of the  University of PA Health System 2.1- Size (TDRs) (4th to 9th floor Schiedt building) 2014
2.2- General (location phase II recovery room(s) or  areas) 2014
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside 2.1- Storage space for stretchers and wheelchairs 2014
2.1- Bath stations 2014
2.2- Space requirements (area) 2014
2.2- Staff accommodations (support areas for staff) 2014
2.2- Family and visitor lounges (support areas for  families and visitors) 2014
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital 2.2- Nuclear medicine procedure room space  requirements 2014

 All 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 the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service (800) 654-5984 (TT).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1352. Filed for public inspection August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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