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55 Pa. Code § 5200.48. Waiver of standards.

§ 5200.48. Waiver of standards.

 In instances where the development of specialty psychiatric outpatient clinic services is severely limited by these standards, such as rural clinics or specialty clinics, a waiver may be granted. Waivers may be applied only in areas where the need for these services and the attempts to meet the standards are adequately documented. Waivers are to be considered only in exceptional circumstances and are subject to approval by the Department.


   The provisions of this §  5200.48 amended under section 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. §  1021); sections 105 and 112 of the Mental Health Procedures Act (50 P.S. § §  7105 and 7112); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)).


   The provisions of this §  5200.48 amended October 11, 2019, effective October 12, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 5943. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (247797) to (247798).

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