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28 Pa. Code § 101.42. Building occupancy.

§ 101.42. Building occupancy.

 New construction, alterations, or renovations that provide space for patient services or patient rooms shall not be used or occupied until authorization for such occupancy has been received by the hospital from the Department. It is the responsibility of the hospital to request a preoccupancy survey at least two weeks prior to the anticipated occupancy of a hospital or any addition or remodeled part thereof. The Department will conduct an on-site survey of the new or remodeled portion of the hospital prior to granting approval for occupancy. The Department, acting through the Director of the Division of Hospitals, may give such authorization orally, either in person or by telephone. The Department will provide the hospital with written confirmation of such oral authorization within 30 days.


   The provisions of this §  101.42 issued under section 2102(g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  532(g)); and section 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §  448.803), unless otherwise noted.


   The provisions of this §  101.42 amended through December 3, 1982, effective December 4, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 4129. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (66823) and (52722).

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  101.43 (relating to request for application).

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