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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-760



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[49 Pa.B. 2579]
[Saturday, May 18, 2019]

 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).

Facility Name Regulation and relating to
Indiana Regional Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 105.11(b) (relating to access)
Bryn Mawr Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.1 (relating to principle)
Lankenau Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 107.1
Paoli Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.1
PAM Specialty Hospital of Wilkes-Barre 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
Uniontown Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.64 (relating to administration of drugs)
Jeanes Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 138.15 (relating to high-risk cardiac catheterizations)
Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 146.1(a) (relating to principle)
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside—
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
28 Pa. Code § 123.14 (relating to written policies)

 The following hospitals have filed requests for exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). 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—2014 Edition, or Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals—2018 Edition, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities—2018 Edition. The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception.

Facility Name FGI Guidelines Section and relating to
Butler Memorial Hospital 2.1- (relating to hand-washing stations) 18
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital 2.1- (relating to medication safety zones) 18
2.1- (relating to lighting) 18
Grand View Health 2.1- (relating to size of ultrasound processing rooms) 18-O
Penn Highlands DuBois—Dermatology Services (529 Sunflower Drive) 2.1- (relating to hand-washing stations) 18-O
A2.1- (relating to door openings) 18-O
Penn Highlands DuBois—
Ophthalmology (529 Sunflower Drive)
2.1- 18-O
2.1- (relating to hand-washing stations) 18-O
A2.1- 18-O
UPMC Bedford—John Murtha Regional Cancer Center 2.1- (relating to area) 18-O
2.1- (relating to clearances) 18-O
2.1- (relating to additional requirements for hand-washing stations) 18-O
2.6- (relating to clearances) 18-O
2.6- (relating to nurse stations) 18-O

12018 Year FGI Regulations for Outpatient Facilities are indicated by ''-O.''

 The 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).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-760. Filed for public inspection May 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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