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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-592



Notice of Beginning of Review; Certificates of Need

[26 Pa.B. 1762]

   The Department has completed its preliminary assessment of the following applications for the offering, development, construction, renovation, expansion or establishment of reviewable clinically related health services or health care facilities. This notice is published in accordance with sections 702(c), 704(a) and 704(b) of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 448.702(c), 704(a) and 704(b)).

   CON-95-D-2298-B:  Signal Medical Services, Inc., 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032. The project involves adding Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic to an existing mobile lithotripsy service, at no increase in cost.

   CON-94-F-2271-B:  HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 West College Avenue, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823. The project involves establishing a 16 bed HBSNF unit through the conversion of rehabilitation beds, at an estimated cost of $334,500.

   CON-96-H-2595-B:  Latrobe Area Hospital, 121 West Second Avenue, Latrobe, PA 15650-1096. The project involves establishing a 20 bed hospital-based skilled nursing unit through conversion of medical/surgical beds and delete 15 additional medical/surgical beds, at an estimated cost of $1,590,000.

   The projects are scheduled to be reviewed and a decision rendered by the Department of Health within 90 days beginning April 13, 1996. Any interested person, as defined in section 103 of the act (35 P. S. § 448.103), may request a public meeting. Requests must be made in writing within 15 days of this notice, to the Department of Health, Division of Need Review, Room 1027, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. In order to preserve any appeal rights under section 506(a) of the act (35 P. S. § 448.506(a)) regarding the decisions made on these applications, any interested person as defined in the act must request a public meeting and participate in that meeting.

   If the Department of Health receives a timely request for public meeting, such meeting will be held in Room 812 of the Health and Welfare Building, Seventh and Forster Streets, Harrisburg, PA. Signal Medical Services public meeting will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 1996. HealthSouth public meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and Latrobe public meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 1996. Persons who need an accommodation due to a disability and want to attend a meeting should contact Jack W. Means, Jr., Director, Division of Need Review at (717) 787-5601 at least 24 hours in advance so arrangements can be made. These meetings are subject to cancellation without further notice.

   For additional information, contact the Division of Need Review at (717) 787-5601.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-592. Filed for public inspection April 12, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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