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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-856



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[47 Pa.B. 2947]
[Saturday, May 20, 2017]

 The following hospitals 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 hospitals under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §§ 448.101—448.904b). The following requests for exceptions relate 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
Easton Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 51.23 (relating to positron emission tomography)
28 Pa. Code § 107.2 (relating to medical staff membership)
28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
Lehigh Valley Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 51.32 (relating to exceptions for innovative programs)
Sharon Regional Health System 28 Pa. Code § 51.23
28 Pa. Code § 107.2
28 Pa. Code § 127.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 127.22 (relating to radiation safety inspection)
28 Pa. Code § 136.21(a)(1) (relating to quality management and
28 Pa. Code § 137.11 (relating to facilities and equipment)
28 Pa. Code § 137.21 (relating to policies and procedures)
28 Pa. Code § 137.33 (relating to obstetrical-gynecological nursing service)
28 Pa. Code § 138.2 (relating to definitions)
UPMC Jameson 28 Pa. Code § 107.32 (relating to meetings and attendance)

 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 toPublication Year
Easton Hospital 2.1- Special design elements (architectural details) 2014
2.2- Space requirements (area) 2014
2.2- Space requirements 2014
2.5- Consultation room(s) 2014
2.5- Bathing facilities 2014
Jefferson Hospital 2.1- Work areas for preparing, dispensing and
 administering medications (location 01-17)
2.1- Work areas for preparing, dispensing and
 administering medications (locations 01-5,
 01-18 and 01-19)
2.2- Soiled workrooms or holding rooms 2014
Thomas Jefferson University
 Hospitals—(Internal Medicine
 at MHD)
Space requirements (area—2nd floor exam rooms)2014
3.1- toilets 2014
Thomas Jefferson University
3.1- requirements (area—mezzanine exam
Thomas Jefferson University
3.8- Space requirements (area—7th floor procedure
Thomas Jefferson University
Space requirements (area—7th floor exam rooms) 2014
Thomas Jefferson University
 Hospitals—(Jefferson Oral
 and Maxillofacial Surgery)
3.1- requirements (area—3rd floor exam rooms)2014
3.1- requirements (area—3rd floor procedure  rooms) 2014
Thomas Jefferson University
3.8- 2014
Thomas Jefferson University
 Hospitals—(Jefferson Surgery)
3.8- requirements (area—5th floor procedure
Thomas Jefferson University
 Hospitals—(Jefferson Urology)
3.1- 2014
UPMC McKeesport 2.1- Capacity (general—seclusion rooms) 2014
2.5- Patient toilet rooms 2014
2.5- Consultation rooms 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 or 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. 17-856. Filed for public inspection May 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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