DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Requests for Exceptions
[49 Pa.B. 1223]
[Saturday, March 16, 2019]
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 Conemaugh Neurology, Pain &
Outpatient Surgery Center
28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a) (relating to administrative responsibilities) Metro Vascular Center 28 Pa. Code § 551.21 (relating to criteria for ambulatory surgery) OSS Health Ambulatory Surgery Center 28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a) Valley Access Center VKS 28 Pa. Code § 553.21(d)(3) (relating to principle) 28 Pa. Code § 551.3 (relating to definitions), specifically subparagraph (ii) of the definition of ''classification levels,'' regarding Class B facilities PS III patients 28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a) Vascular Access Center of Pittsburgh, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 553.21(d)(3) Vincera Surgery Center 28 Pa. Code § 553.21
The following ASF has filed a request for exception under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). Requests for exceptions under this section relate to Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and of Outpatient Facilities, as published by the Field Guidelines Institute (FGI). The following list includes the citation to the section of the FGI Guidelines for which the hospital is seeking an exception and the year of publication.
Facility Name Guidelines Section and Relating to Yr1 Reading Surgery Center of the Surgical Institute of Reading, LLC 2.7-220.127.116.11(2) (relating to corridor width) 18-O
1 2018 Year FGI Regulations were split into 2 books; Hospitals, and Outpatient Facilities as indicated by ''-O.''
These 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
RACHEL L. LEVINE, MD,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-373. Filed for public inspection March 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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