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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-744



Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Requests for Exceptions

[48 Pa.B. 2895]
[Saturday, May 12, 2018]

 The following ambulatory surgical facilities (ASF) 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 ASFs under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §§ 448.101—448.904b). The following requests for exceptions relate to regulations governing ASF licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 551—571 (relating to general information; and ambulatory surgical facilities).

Facility Name Regulation
AFP Surgery Center 28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a) (relating to administrative
Center for the Surgical Arts 28 Pa. Code § 51.3(a) (relating to notification)
St. Luke's Anderson Ambulatory Surgical Center 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d)(3) (relating to criteria for ambulatory
Children's Surgery Center of Lehigh Valley, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.22(3)(ii) (relating to criteria for performance of
 ambulatory surgery on pediatric patients)
28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a)
Phoenixville Hospital Ambulatory Surgical
28 Pa. Code § 553.31
28 Pa. Code § 559.2 (relating to director of nursing)
Phoenixville Hospital Ambulatory Surgical
 Center—Main Line
28 Pa. Code § 553.31
28 Pa. Code § 559.2
Mid-Atlantic Gastrointestinal Center 28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a)
Mid-Atlantic Gastrointestinal Center II 28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a)

 The following ASF is requesting an exception under 28 Pa. Code § 571.1 (relating to minimum standards). Requests for exceptions under this section relate to minimum standards that ASFs must comply with under the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities—2014 Edition (Guidelines). The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines to which the ASF is seeking exceptions, as well as the publication year of the applicable Guidelines.

Facility Name Guidelines Section and Relating to
Asplundh Surgical Center 3.7- (relating to corridor widths)

 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, 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).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-744. Filed for public inspection May 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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