DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions
[51 Pa.B. 4933]
[Saturday, August 14, 2021]
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 exceptions relate to regulations governing hospital licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 101—158 (relating to general information; and general and special hospitals).
Facility Name Regulation and relating to Bradford Regional Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 109.2(b) (relating to director of nursing services) Brandywine Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer) Geisinger Medical Center Muncy 28 Pa. Code § 107.26(a) and (b)(1)—(8) (relating to additional committees) 28 Pa. Code § 113.5(a) (relating to pharmacy and therapeutics committee) 28 Pa. Code § 129.23(a) (relating to radiation safety committee) Jennersville Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 103.31 Penn Highlands Brookville 28 Pa. Code § 107.26(b)(2) Penn Highlands Elk 28 Pa. Code § 107.26(b)(2) Penn Highlands Huntingdon 28 Pa. Code § 107.26(b)(2) 28 Pa. Code § 138.14(c) (relating to programs and services) Penn Highlands Tyrone 28 Pa. Code § 107.12(9) (relating to content of bylaws, rules and regulations) 28 Pa. Code § 107.26(b)(2), (5) and (6) Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders) 28 Pa. Code § 107.62(a) and (b) (relating to oral orders) 28 Pa. Code § 123.25(2) (relating to regulations for control of anesthetic explosion hazards) 28 Pa. Code § 127.32 (relating to written orders) Uniontown Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 105.12 (relating to admission criteria) 28 Pa. Code § 105.24 (relating to discharge by transfer) UPMC Cole 28 Pa. Code § 113.5(a) and (b)
The following hospitals have filed requests for exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). 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—2014 Edition, or Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals—2018 Edition, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities—2018 Edition. The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception.
Facility Name FGI Guidelines Section and relating to Yr1 The Bryn Mawr Hospital 2.2-184.108.40.206(2)(a) space requirements 18 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Chapter 2: inpatient perinatal services, page 75 Perinatal Guidelines 8th Ed. Crozer-Chester Medical Center 2.2-220.127.116.11(2)(a) space requirements 18 Meadville Medical Center 2.9-18.104.22.168 endoscope processing room(s) 18-O Penn Highlands Dubois 2.1-22.214.171.124(2)(a)(i) single-patient examination/observation room 18-O 2.1-126.96.36.199 location 18-O 2.1-188.8.131.52 clean supply room 18-O 2.1-184.108.40.206(3)(b) doors and door hardware 18-O 2.1-220.127.116.11(5)(a)(i)—(iii) doors and door hardware 18-O 2.1-8.3.6 electrical receptacles 18-O 2.1-18.104.22.168(2) hand-washing station sinks 18-O 2.1-22.214.171.124(5) hand-washing station sinks 18-O 2.11-126.96.36.199 waiting area 18-O 2.12-188.8.131.52(1) hand-washing station 18-O Penn Highlands Huntingdon 2.1-184.108.40.206(2)(a)(i) single-patient examination/observation room 18-O 2.1-220.127.116.11 location 18-O 2.1-18.104.22.168(1)(a)(ii) and (iii) work areas for preparing, dispensing and administering medications 18-O 2.1-22.214.171.124 clean supply room 18-O 2.1-6.2.1 vehicular drop-off and pedestrian entrance 18-O 2.1-126.96.36.199 vehicular drop-off and pedestrian entrance 18-O 2.1-188.8.131.52 public toilet room 18-O 2.1-184.108.40.206(1) and (2) ceiling height 18-O 2.1-220.127.116.11(2)(a) doors and door hardware 18-O 2.1-18.104.22.168(3)(b) doors and door hardware 18-O 2.1-22.214.171.124(5)(a)(i)—(iii) doors and door hardware 18-O 2.1-8.3.6 electrical receptacles 18-O 2.1-126.96.36.199(2) hand-washing station sinks 18-O 2.2-188.8.131.52(2)(b) space requirements 18 2.2-184.108.40.206(3)(b) and (c) space requirements 18 2.12-220.127.116.11(1) and (2) hand-washing station 18-O Saint Luke's Hospital—Easton Campus 2.2-18.104.22.168(2)(a) space requirements 18 Warren General Hospital 2.2-22.214.171.124(2) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) facilities 18 Wellspan York Hospital 2.1-8.2 heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems 18 2.2-126.96.36.199(1)(a) space requirements 18 2.2-188.8.131.52(2)(a) space requirements 18 2.2-184.108.40.206 hand-washing stations 18 2.2-220.127.116.11 patient toilet room 18 2.2-3.8.12 soiled holding room 18-O West Penn Hospital 2.1-18.104.22.168(1) number of patient care stations 18 2.2-22.214.171.124(2) pre- and post-procedure patient care area 18
1 2018 Year FGI Regulations for Outpatient Facilities are indicated by ''-O.''
The previously listed requests 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 previously listed address. 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 for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1283. Filed for public inspection August 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]
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