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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-936



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[48 Pa.B. 3648]
[Saturday, June 16, 2018]

 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) which are listed separately in this notice.

Facility Name Regulation
Moses Taylor Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 51.23 (relating to positron emission tomography)
Wills Eye Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 101.31(7) (relating to hospital requirements)
Bradford Regional Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 103.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 103.3 (relating to governing body bylaws)
28 Pa. Code § 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer)
28 Pa. Code § 103.4 (relating to functions)
28 Pa. Code § 107.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 107.11 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 107.25 (relating to medical staff executive committee)
28 Pa. Code § 107.31 (relating to medical staff meetings)
28 Pa. Code § 146.1 (relating to principle)
Muncy Valley Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 117.58 (relating to exemption for hospitals providing limited  emergency services)
Advanced Surgical Hospital, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 138.18(b) (relating to EPS studies)
Nazareth Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 146.1

 The following hospital has filed a request for exception 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—2014 Edition (Guidelines). The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception.

Facility Name Guidelines Section
Allegheny General Hospital 2.1- (relating to Table 2.1-4 (Station Outlets for Oxygen, Vacuum and  Medical Air Systems in Hospitals)—2.1-3.2)
Coordinated Health Orthopedic  Hospital, LLC 2.2- (relating to clearances (bariatric care units))
2.2- (relating to renovations)
2.2- (relating to patient lift systems)
2.2- (relating to door openings)
Jefferson Hospital—Brentwood  Diagnostic Center 2.2- (relating to soiled holding (hand-washing stations))
Jefferson Hospital—JMA Building 2.2- (relating to hand-washing stations)
2.1- (relating to hand-washing stations (control desk reception areas))
2.2- (relating to soiled workrooms)
2.2- (relating to soiled holding rooms)
2.2- (relating to patient waiting areas)
Jefferson Hospital—Waterfront  Diagnostic Center 2.2- (relating to staff lounges)
2.2- (relating to staff toilets)
Jefferson Hospital—Waterfront  Diagnostic Center (EKG room) 3.1- (relating to area)
Jefferson Hospital—Waterfront  Diagnostic Center (PFT room) 3.1- (relating to area)
Penn Highlands DuBois 3.1-3.8.2 (relating to toilet room(s) for patient use)
Pennsylvania Hospital of the  University of PA Health  System—Spruce Street Crisis  Response Center 3.1- (relating to number (environmental services rooms))
West Penn Hospital 2.1-

 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 for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-936. Filed for public inspection June 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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