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28 Pa. Code § 101.67. Access by the Department.

§ 101.67. Access by the Department.

 (a)  Upon presenting the official Department of Health identification card to the hospital’s chief executive officer or his designee, authorized agents of the Department shall have access to the hospital to determine compliance with this subpart. Such access shall include:

   (1)  Entry to all hospital premises.

   (2)  Inspection and examination of all of the facilities, records, documents, and phases of operations, as permitted by law, including those relating to compliance with Chapter 103 (relating to governance and management).

   (3)  Interviewing of any staff, employes, members of the governing body and patients, subject to subsection (b).

   (4)  Examination of any patient, with his consent.

 (b)  The Department will not interview any patient in intensive care or for whom the order of the attending physician specifically limits visitors, without first seeking the consent of the attending physician.

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