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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-874


Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[46 Pa.B. 2623]
[Saturday, May 21, 2016]

 The following hospitals have filed requests for exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 51.33 (relating to requests for exceptions) with the Department of Health (Department), which has authority to license hospitals under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §§ 448.101—448.904b). The following requests for exception relate to regulations governing hospital licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 101—158 (relating to general information; and general and special hospitals), with the exception of 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). Exception requests related to 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 are listed separately in this notice.

Facility Name Regulation
Chambersburg Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
Evangelical Community Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.2 (relating to medical staff membership)
Main Line Hospital Bryn Mawr 28 Pa. Code § 138.15 (relating to high-risk cardiac catheterizations)
St. Luke's Hospital—Anderson Campus 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
Waynesboro Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61

 The following hospitals are requesting exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1. Requests for exceptions under this section relate to minimum standards that hospitals must comply with under the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities (Guidelines). The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception, as well as the publication year of the applicable Guidelines.

Facility NameGuidelines
Relating toPublication Year
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
 Health System
2.2- Patient toilet rooms 2014
Main Line Hospital Lankenau Medical  Center2.1- Hand-washing stations in the patient room 2014
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 3.1- Hand-washing stations—location 2014
3.6- Hand-washing stations 2014
Penn Highlands DuBois (100 Hospital Ave.) 2.1- Windows in patient rooms 2014
Temple University Hospital 2.2- Reception and triage areas 2014
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 3.1- Space requirements—area (internal med.) 2014
3.1- Space requirements—area (GI) 2014
3.1- Space requirements—area (endocrinology) 2014
UPMC East 2.2- toilet rooms2014
2.2- Nourishment area or rooms2014
UPMC Hamot 2.2- Space requirements—area 2014

 All requests previously listed are on file with the Department. Persons may receive a copy of a request for exception by requesting a copy from the 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, 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 at the address listed previously. 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/or provide comments to the Department and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to do so should contact the Director, Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care at (717) 783-8980, for speech and/or hearing impaired persons V/TT (717) 783-6154, or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service (800) 654-5984 (TT).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-874. Filed for public inspection May 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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