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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-1389



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[52 Pa.B. 5874]
[Saturday, September 10, 2022]

 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
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 28 Pa. Code § 149.3 (relating to facilities)
Penn Highlands Brookville 28 Pa. Code § 109.2(b) (relating to director of nursing services)
Penn Highlands Connellsville 28 Pa. Code § 109.2(b)
Penn Highlands Dubois 28 Pa. Code § 109.2(b)
Penn Highlands Elk 28 Pa. Code § 109.2(b)
Penn Highlands Mon Valley 28 Pa. Code § 107.62(a) and (b) (relating to oral orders)
28 Pa. Code § 109.2(b)

 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
Allegheny General Hospital 2.1- Phase I post-anesthetic care unit (PACU) 18
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2.1- drainage systems 18
2.1- technology distribution room (TDR) 18
2.2- newborn nursery 18
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery 2.2- facility layout and circulation 18
Geisinger Medical Center 2.1- corridor width 18
Jefferson Health—Northeast 2.2- and (2) clean equipment and supply storage 18
2.2- patient toilet room 18
2.2- staff toilet room 18
Millcreek Community Hospital 2.5- seclusion room 18
2.5- and (2) consultation room(s) 18
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. 2.1- single-patient examination/observation room 18
UPMC Hamot 2.1- and (2)(a)—(c) space requirements 18
2.1- and (3) other design requirements 18
Warren 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 Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-1389. Filed for public inspection September 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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