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28 Pa. Code § 501.24. Restrictions on a license.

§ 501.24. Restrictions on a license.

 The Department may refuse to renew a license, or may suspend, revoke, or limit a license of a birth center or may suspend admissions for any of the following reasons:

   (1)  A serious violation of this subpart, or of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. § §  448.101—448.904), or of other statutes, which seriously threatens the health, safety, and welfare of patients.

   (2)  Failure of an owner to submit a reasonable timetable for correction of deficiencies.

   (3)  The existence of a cyclical pattern of deficiencies that extends over a period of 2 or more years.

   (4)  Failure, by the holder of a provisional license, to correct deficiencies in accordance with a timetable submitted by the applicant and agreed upon by the Department.

   (5)  Fraud or deceit in obtaining, or attempting to obtain, a license.

   (6)  Lending, borrowing, or using the license of another, or in knowingly aiding or abetting the improper granting of a license.

   (7)  Incompetence, negligence, or misconduct in operating the birth center or in providing services to individuals.

   (8)  Mistreating or abusing individuals cared for by the birth center.

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