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55 Pa. Code § 1225.43. Additional requirements for independent family planning clinics.

§ 1225.43. Additional requirements for independent family planning clinics.

 In addition to the participation requirements listed in §  1225.41 (relating to general participation requirements) independent family planning clinics shall meet the following participation requirements:

   (1)  Provide services either directly by a physician or under the supervision of a physician. This means that one or more physicians shall be on staff to either provide directly or supervise the provision of service. If a physician does not provide services directly, then:

     (i)   The services shall be provided by a certified registered nurse practitioner, a physician assistant or a registered nurse, as appropriate, on the basis of a predetermined plan of diagnosis and treatment that has been approved by a physician.

     (ii)   A physician shall be immediately available through direct communication or by radio, telephone or telecommunications.

   (2)  Not limit the number of patients served by virtue of the payment source.

   (3)  Through formal agreements, provide access to health care for emergencies related to the family planning services provided, both during and after the regularly scheduled hours of the clinic.


   The provisions of this §  1225.43 adopted December 5, 1980, effective December 1, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4607.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  1225.41 (relating to general participation requirements).

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