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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1340


Notice of Beginning of Review; Certificate of Need

[26 Pa.B. 3961]

   The Department has completed its preliminary assessment of the following applications for the offering, development, construction, renovation, expansion or establishment of revisable clinically related health services or health care facilities. This notice is published in accordance with sections 702(c) and 704(a) and (b) of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 448.702(c) and 448.704(a) and (b)).

   CON-96-H-2651-B:  Forbes Metropolitan Hospital, 225 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. Conversion of 20 medical/surgical beds to a HB/SNU, at an estimated cost of $50,000.

   The project is scheduled to be reviewed and a decision rendered by the Department of Health within 90 days beginning August 17, 1996. Any interested person, as defined in section 103 of the Health Care Facilities 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 Health Care Facilities 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. The public meeting will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, September 16, 1996. Persons who need an accommodation due to a disability and want to attend this 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. This meeting is 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. 96-1340. Filed for public inspection August 16, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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