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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-68


Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[47 Pa.B. 268]
[Saturday, January 14, 2017]

 The following hospital has filed a request 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 request for exception relates to regulations governing hospital licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 101—158 (relating to general information; and general and special hospitals), with the exception of 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). Exception requests related to 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 are listed separately in this notice.

Facility Name Regulation
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)

 The following hospitals are requesting exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1. 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 (Guidelines). The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception, as well as the publication year of the applicable Guidelines.

Facility Name Guidelines
Relating to Publication Year
Chester County Hospital 2.2- Toilet room or human waste disposal  rooms (critical care patient care  areas) 2014
Main Line Hospital Bryn Mawr 2.2- Waiting rooms (cesarean delivery  suites) 2014
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 3.1- General 2014
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc. 2.1- Location (hand-washing stations in the  patient rooms) 2014
2.1- General (patient toilet rooms) 2014
2.1- Patient toilet rooms 2014
2.1- Room features (patient toilet rooms) 2014
2.2- Space requirements (postpartum  rooms) 2014
2.2- General (baby holding nurseries) 2014
2.2- Environmental services rooms 2014
2.2- Clearances (space requirements) 2014
2.2- Toilets (patient bathing facilities) 2014
2.2- Hand-washing sink (patient bathing  facilities) 2014
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside 2.1- Hand-washing stations (administrative  center or nurse stations) 2014
2.2- Capacity (medical/surgical nursing  units) 2014
2.2- Clearances (medical/surgical nursing  units) 2014
2.2- Patient bathing facilities  (medical/surgical nursing units) 2014

 All 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, 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 the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service (800) 654-5984 (TT).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-68. Filed for public inspection January 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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