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28 Pa. Code § 101.54. Inpatient bed complement.

§ 101.54. Inpatient bed complement.

 A license is issued for approved existing facilities and bed complement. A hospital shall notify the Department when increases in bed complement are scheduled according to the following guidelines:

   (1)  If the increased bed complement will increase the total number of beds by more than ten beds or by more than 10% of the total bed capacity, the hospital shall not utilize the increased capacity until approval is obtained from the Department.

   (2)  If the hospital increases the bed complement by not more than ten beds or 10% of the total bed capacity, whichever is less, during a period of a license, prior approval of the Department is not required, although notification of the change must still be made. A hospital must at all times meet the physical plant, staffing, and all other requirements, as defined by this chapter, if additional beds are added.


   The provisions of this §  101.54 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).


   The provisions of this §  101.54 amended through December 3, 1982, effective December 4, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 4129. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (52723).

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