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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-864



Decisions on Requests for Exceptions to Health Care Facility Regulations

[52 Pa.B. 3376]
[Saturday, June 11, 2022]

 Under 28 Pa. Code § 51.33 (relating to requests for exceptions), effective June 6, 1998, the Department of Health (Department) has published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin all requests by entities licensed under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §§ 448.101—448.904b), for exceptions to regulations contained in 28 Pa. Code Part IV Subparts B—G.

 Section 51.33(d) of 28 Pa. Code provides that the Department will publish notice of all approved exceptions on a periodic basis. The Department has determined that it will publish notice of all exceptions, both approved and denied. The following list contains the decisions made on exception requests published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin from May 1, 2022, through May 31, 2022. Future publications of decisions on exception requests will appear on a quarterly basis.

 Requests for additional information on the exception request and the Department's decision should be made to the relevant division of the Department. Inquiries regarding hospitals, abortion facilities and ambulatory surgical facilities shall be addressed to Garrison E. Gladfelter, Jr., Director, Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care, Room 532, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 783-8980. Inquiries regarding long-term care facilities shall be addressed to Susan Williamson, Director, Division of Nursing Care Facilities, Room 528, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-1816. Inquiries regarding Home Health agencies should be directed to Linda Chamberlain, Director, Division of Home Health, Forum Place, Suite 701, 555 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 783-1379.

Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

Facility Name28 Pa. Code RegulationDec. DateDecision
Allegheny Reproductive Health Center§ 29.33(6) (relating to requirements for abortion)05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions
Cardiovascular Experts, LLC§ 551.21(d)(1) and (3) (relating to criteria for ambulatory surgery)05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions
Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Haverford (a Department of)§ 555.1 (relating to principle) 05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions
§ 555.2 (relating to medical staff membership)05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions
§ 555.3(a)—(f) (relating to requirements for membership and privileges) 05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Outpatient Surgery Centerpoint§ 555.1 05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions
§ 555.2 05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions
§ 555.3(a)—(f) 05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions
§ 555.4(a)—(c) (relating to clinical activities and duties of physician assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners)05/05/2022Granted w/Conditions


Facility Name28 Pa. Code RegulationDec. DateDecision
Butler Memorial Hospital§ 153.1(a) (relating to minimum standards) 2.2-—(iii) space requirements05/19/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- radiation protection05/19/2022Granted
Geisinger Medical Center§ 107.5(b)(1)—(5) (relating to membership appointment and reappointment)05/11/2022Granted w/Conditions
§ 107.26(b)(1) (relating to additional committees)05/11/2022Granted w/Conditions
Jefferson Health—Northeast§ 153.1(a) 2.2-, (3) and (7) support areas for radiosurgery rooms05/19/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- additional support areas for the radiosurgery device05/19/2022Granted
Lehigh Valley Hospital§ 153.1(a) 2.2- space requirements05/16/2022Granted
Moses Taylor Hospital§ 153.1(a) 2.2- clean workroom or clean supply room05/11/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- soiled workroom or soiled holding room05/11/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- equipment and supply storage05/11/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- environmental services room05/11/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- family and visitor lounge05/11/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.7-1.2.3 shared services05/11/2022Granted
Penn Highlands Connellsville§ 153.1(a) 2.1- clean supply room05/16/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.1- hand-washing station sinks05/16/2022Granted
Penn Highlands Elk§ 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer)05/11/2022Granted w/Conditions
Penn Highlands Huntingdon§ 153.1(a) 2.1- and (2)(a) space requirements05/19/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.1- work areas for preparing, dispensing and administering medications05/19/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2-3.2.2 patient care stations (electrical outlets)05/19/2022Granted Temporary
§ 153.1(a) 2.2-3.2.2 patient care stations (medical gasses)05/19/2022Granted Temporary
§ 153.1(a) 2.2-3.2.2 patient care stations (nurse call)05/19/2022Granted Temporary
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- system component room05/19/2022Granted Temporary
§ 153.1(a) 2.8-3.2.1 holding area05/19/2022Granted Temporary
§ 153.1(a) 2.8-3.2.2 recovery area05/19/2022Granted Temporary
Saint Luke's Hospital—Anderson Campus§ 153.1(a) 2.1- size05/05/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- location05/05/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- and (b) space requirements05/05/2022Granted
Saint Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania§ 105.1 (relating to principle)05/11/2022Granted w/Conditions
Temple University Hospital, Inc.§ 153.1(a) 2.2- space requirements05/19/2022Granted
UPMC Hanover§ 153.1(a) 2.2- family and visitor lounge05/16/2022Granted w/Conditions
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- general05/16/2022Granted w/Conditions
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- multipurpose activity room05/16/2022Granted
§ 153.1(a) 2.2- infant feeding facilities05/16/2022Granted w/Conditions
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside§ 153.1(a) 2.2- examination room05/16/2022Granted

Nursing Care Facilities

Facility Name28 Pa. Code RegulationDec. DateDecision
Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania§ 205.6(a) (relating to function of building)05/16/2022Granted
Beaver Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center§ 201.22(j) (relating to prevention, control and surveillance of tuberculosis (TB))05/16/2022Granted
Church of God Home, Inc.§ 201.22(d), (e) and (j) 05/23/2022Granted
Dallastown Nursing Center§ 201.3 (relating to definitions)05/16/2022Granted
Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center§ 201.22(j) 05/16/2022Granted
Lakeside at Willow Valley§ 201.22(j) 05/16/2022Granted
Meadowcrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center§ 201.22(j) 05/16/2022Granted
Rehabilitation Center at Brethren Village, LLC§ 205.25 (relating to kitchen)05/16/2022Granted
Uniontown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center§ 201.22(j) 05/16/2022Granted
Waynesburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center§ 201.22(j) 05/16/2022Granted

 Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille) should contact the Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care or the Division of Nursing Care Facilities at the previously referenced address or telephone number, 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).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-864. Filed for public inspection June 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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