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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1220


Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[47 Pa.B. 4043]
[Saturday, July 22, 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
Penn Highland Dubois 28 Pa. Code § 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer)
Monongahela Valley Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 103.36(b)(4) (relating to personnel records)

 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
Albert Einstein Medical Center 2.1- Ceiling heights 2014
2.1- Windows in patient rooms 2014
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of  UPMC 3.1- Location (hand-washing stations) 2014
Forbes Hospital 2.2- Space requirements (preoperative patient  care areas) 2014
3.13- Non-invasive procedure locations (mobile  units) 2014
Lancaster General Hospital 2.2- Clearances (preoperative patient care areas) 2014
Lansdale Hospital 2.1-2.2.5 Hand-washing stations in the patient rooms 2014
Millcreek Community Hospital 2.1- Hand-washing stations (administrative  center or nurse stations) 2014
2.3-3.1 General (diagnostic and treatment areas) 2014
2.6- Capacity (rehabilitation nursing units) 2014
2.6- Area (rehabilitation nursing units) 2014
2.6- Clearances (rehabilitation nursing units) 2014
2.6- Patient storage (rehabilitation nursing units) 2014
2.6- Examination rooms 2014
2.6- Inpatient spaces (patient living areas) 2014
2.6-2.3.3 Personal services (barber/beauty) areas 2014
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 2.2- Toilet room or human waste disposal rooms 2014
Thomas Jefferson University  Hospitals, Inc. (9 Thompson) 2.2- Clearances (medical/surgical nursing units) 2014
2.2- Patient rooms (bone marrow/stem cell  transplant units) 2014
2.2- Anterooms (bone marrow/stem cell  transplant units) 2014
2.2- Viewing panels (bone marrow/stem cell  transplant units) 2014
2.2- Staff entrance observation (bone marrow/
 stem cell transplant units)
Thomas Jefferson University  Hospitals, Inc. (Jefferson  Dermatology) 3.7- Area (procedure rooms) 2014
3.7- Clearances (procedure rooms) 2014
Thomas Jefferson University  Hospitals, Inc. (Jefferson  Hematology) 3.1- Area (general purpose examination rooms) 2014
3.1- Corridor widths (architectural details) 2014
3.1- Toilet rooms (doors and door hardware) 2014
3.7- Area (procedure rooms) 2014
3.7- Clearances (procedure rooms) 2014
Thomas Jefferson University  Hospitals, Inc. (Jefferson  Otolaryngology) 3.7- Area (procedure rooms) 2014
3.7- Clearances (procedure rooms) 2014
Thomas Jefferson University  Hospitals, Inc. (Jefferson Surgery) 3.7- Area (procedure rooms) 2014
3.7- Clearances (procedure rooms) 2014
UPMC Jameson 2.2- Toilet room or human waste disposal 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, 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).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1220. Filed for public inspection July 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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