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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-1619



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[50 Pa.B. 6726]
[Saturday, November 21, 2020]

 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 NameRegulation and relating to
Lecom Health Corry Memorial Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 51.23 (relating to positron emission tomography)
Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System 28 Pa. Code § 149.3 (relating to facilities)
Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside 28 Pa. Code § 123.5 (relating to administration of anesthesia)

 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 NameFGI Guidelines Section and relating toYr1
AHN Emerus Westmoreland, LLC 2.2- CT scanner room 14
2.1- and (2) sinks 14
Lower Bucks Hospital 2.2- system component room 18
Millcreek Community Hospital 2.5-—(3) social spaces 18
2.2- seclusion rooms 18
2.5- and (2) consultation rooms 18
2.5- space for group therapy 18
Penn Highlands Huntingdon 1.2- design response for accommodations for patients of size 18-O
2.1- door openings 18-O
2.1- door openings 18-O
2.1- and (ii) and (b)(ii) space requirements 18-O
Suburban Community Hospital 2.2- location 18
2.2- and (3)(b) space requirements 18
2.2- and (b) toilet room or human waste disposal room 18
UPMC East 2.2- ultrasound room 18
UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals 2.1- hand-washing station 18-O
2.6- clearances 18-O
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside 2.2- 18
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital 2.2- space requirements 18

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. 20-1619. Filed for public inspection November 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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