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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-49



Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Requests for Exceptions

[46 Pa.B. 294]
[Saturday, January 9, 2016]

 The following ambulatory surgical facilities (ASF) 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 ASFs under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 448.101—448.904b). The following requests for exception relate to regulations governing ASF licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 551—571 (relating to general information; and ambulatory surgical facilities), with the exception of 28 Pa. Code § 571.1 (relating to minimum standards). Exception requests related to 28 Pa. Code § 571.1 are listed separately in this notice.

Facility Name Regulation
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
 King of Prussia Specialty Care and 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d) (relating to criteria for ambulatory surgery)
 Ambulatory Surgery Center28 Pa. Code § 567.53 (relating to sterilization control)
Elite Surgery Center, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d)
Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center 28 Pa. Code § 559.2 (relating to director of nursing)
Saint Vincent Endoscopy Center 28 Pa. Code § 555.3 (relating to requirements for membership and privileges)
Saint Vincent Surgery Center of Erie 28 Pa. Code § 555.3

 The following ASF is requesting exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 571.1. Requests for exceptions under this section relate to minimum standards that ASFs must comply with under the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities (Guidelines). The following includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the ASF is seeking an exception, as well as the publication year of the applicable Guidelines.

Facility Name Guidelines Section Relating to Publication Year
Peripheral Vascular Institute of
 Philadelphia, LLC
3.7- requirements—Phase 1
 post-anesthesia recovery rooms

 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. 16-49. Filed for public inspection January 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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