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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1982

Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[47 Pa.B. 7390]
[Saturday, December 2, 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 Name Regulation
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 101.172 (relating to patient limits)
Penn Highlands DuBois 28 Pa. Code § 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer)
Lock Haven Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.26(b)(2) (relating to additional committees)
28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
Easton Hospital28 Pa. Code § 107.61
Sunbury Community Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
Sharon Regional Health System 28 Pa. Code § 137.21(b)(9) (relating to policies and procedures)
28 Pa. Code § 137.33(d) (relating to obstetrical-gynecological
 nursing service)
Conemaugh Nason Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 138.14(c) (relating to programs and services)

 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 NameGuidelines
Relating toPublication Year
Forbes Hospital 2.2- rooms 2014
Lankenau Medical Center2.2- (LDR rooms) 2014
2.2- Soiled workroom or soiled holding
2.2- Environmental services rooms 2014
2.2- Examination/treatment room and/or
 multipurpose diagnostic testing
Riddle Memorial Hospital2.2- scanner rooms (size)2014
Saint Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem,
Patient toilet rooms (nursing units)
Corridor widths
Saint Vincent Hospital 2.1- Size (TDRs—5th floor) 2014
2.2- Patient/infant room(s) 2014
2.2- Examination/treatment room and/or
 multipurpose diagnostic testing
Heritage Valley Sewickley 2.2- Space requirements (size) 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 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).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1982. Filed for public inspection December 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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