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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1267


Application of Coordinated Health System--Orthopedic Specialty Center for Exception

[32 Pa.B. 3559]

   Under 28 Pa. Code § 51.33 (relating to requests for exceptions), the Department of Health (Department) hereby gives notice that Coordinated Health System--Orthopedic Specialty Center has requested an exception to the requirements of 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards), which requires compliance with minimum standards contained in the following publication: Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Healthcare Facilities. The facility specifically requests exemption from the following standards contained in this publication: 7.7.A1 (relating to size of general operating rooms in surgical suites), 7.7.A2 (relating to size of operating rooms for special procedures), 7.7.A3 (relating to sinks with plaster traps in rooms for orthopedic surgery), 7.7.B1 (relating to preoperative patient holding areas, 7.7.B2 (relating to size and design of post-anesthetic care units and bed space), 7.7.C10 (relating to equipment storage rooms) 7.7.C14 (relating to size and design of Phase II recovery areas), 7.7.C17 (relating to patient holding areas), 7.7.C20 (relating to areas for preparation and examination of frozen sections), 7.32.E (relating to electrical standards/receptacles) and 7.5 (relating to station outlets for oxygen, vacuum and medical air systems).

   These requests are on file with the Department. Persons may receive a copy of a request for exception by requesting a copy from Department of Health, Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care, Room 532, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 783-8980, fax (717) 772-2163, e-mail

   Those persons who wish to comment on an exception request may do so by sending a letter by mail, e-mail or facsimile to the division and address previously listed.

   Comments received by the Department within 10 days after the date of publication of this notice will be reviewed by the Department before it decides whether to approve or disapprove the request for exception.

   Persons with a disability who wish to obtain a copy of a request and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to do so, should contact Director, Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care at (717) 783-8980, V/TT: (717) 783-6514 for Speech and/or Hearing Impaired Persons or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TT).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-1267. Filed for public inspection July 19, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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