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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-1387



Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Requests for Exceptions

[52 Pa.B. 5871]
[Saturday, September 10, 2022]

 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 29, 51 and 551—571 (relating to miscellaneous health provisions; general information; and ambulatory surgical facilities).

Facility NameRegulation and relating to
Allentown Women's Center, Inc. 28 Pa. Code § 29.33(6) (relating to requirements for abortion)
Delaware County Women's Center, Inc. 28 Pa. Code § 29.33(6) and (7)
East Freedom Surgical Associates, LLC  28 Pa. Code § 123.25(2) (relating to regulations for control of anesthetic explosion hazards)
Geisinger Healthplex State College Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy 28 Pa. Code § 555.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 555.2 (relating to medical staff membership)
28 Pa. Code § 555.3(a)—(f) (relating to requirements for membership and privileges)
28 Pa. Code § 555.4(a)—(c) (relating to clinical activities and duties of physician assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners)
28 Pa. Code § 557.2(a)—(d) (relating to plan)
28 Pa. Code § 557.3(a)—(f) (relating to Quality Assurance and Improvement Program)
28 Pa. Code § 563.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 563.2(a) and (b) (relating to organization and staffing)
Metropolitan Nephrology Associates, PC 28 Pa. Code § 569.35(7) (relating to general safety precautions)
Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d)(1) (relating to criteria for ambulatory surgery)
Planned Parenthood Keystone—York 28 Pa. Code § 29.33(6) and (7)
Wexford Surgery Center 28 Pa. Code § 567.53(1) (relating to sterilization control)

 The following ASF has filed a request for exception under 28 Pa. Code § 571.1 (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 Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI Guidelines). 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 NameGuidelines Section and relating to Yr1
Geisinger Healthplex State College Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy A2.1- space requirements 18-O

12018 Year FGI Regulations were split into 2 books; Hospitals, and Outpatient Facilities as 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, or for speech and/or hearing-impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-1387. Filed for public inspection September 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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