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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-238



Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Requests for Exceptions

[46 Pa.B. 824]
[Saturday, February 13, 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 Surgery Center of Malvern28 Pa. Code § 551.22(3)(ii) (relating to criteria for performance of
 ambulatory surgery on pediatric patients)
Elite Surgery Center, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d) (relating to criteria for ambulatory surgery)
 (CPT Codes 49650, 49651, 49652, 49653, 49654, 49655, 49656,
 49657 and 496590)
28 Pa. Code § 553.31 (relating to administrative responsibilities)
Fairgrounds Surgical Center 28 Pa. Code § 555.11(b) (relating to written orders)
LVHN Children's Surgery Center 28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a)
LVHN Surgery Center—Tilghman 28 Pa. Code § 555.11(b)
Monroeville Ambulatory Surgery Center,
28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d) (CPT Codes 23472, 27130 and 27447)
Pain Center of Wyoming Valley, LLC28 Pa. Code § 551.3 (relating to definitions), specifically subparagraph (ii)
 of the definition of ''classification levels,'' regarding Class B facilities
 and PS III patients.
Peter's Township Surgery Center, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d) (CPT Codes 23472, 27130 and 27447)
Wexford Surgery Center 28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d) (CPT Codes 23472, 27130, 27447 and 27702)

 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
Premier at Exton Surgery
 Center, LLC
3.7- Space requirements for operating

 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. 16-238. Filed for public inspection February 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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