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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-257



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[48 Pa.B. 1039]
[Saturday, February 17, 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). Exception requests related to 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 are listed separately in this notice.

Facility Name Regulation
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer)
28 Pa. Code § 109.2 (relating to director of nursing services)
Heritage Valley Beaver 28 Pa. Code § 107.1 (relating to principle)
Heritage Valley Sewickley 28 Pa. Code § 107.1
Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.2 (relating to medical staff membership)
28 Pa. Code § 113.5(a) (relating to pharmacy and therapeutics committee)
28 Pa. Code § 131.22 (relating to treatment orders)
LECOM Health Corry Memorial Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.25 (relating to medical staff executive committee)
28 Pa. Code § 107.26 (relating to additional committees)
Millcreek Community Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.25
28 Pa. Code § 107.26
Sacred Heart Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 117.53(3) (relating to emergency contraception)
28 Pa. Code § 117.57 (relating to religious and moral exemptions)
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children 28 Pa. Code § 139.33(d) (relating to formula preparation)

 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
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2.2- Windows 2014
Geisinger Medical Center (Danville) 2.2- Radiography rooms 2014
Geisinger Medical Center (Shamokin)3.1-3.6.9 Clean supply storage 2014
3.2- Clean work area 2014
Geisinger—Bloomsburg Hospital 3.12- Education therapy classrooms 2014
Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC Health System 2.1- Size (TDRs) 2014
2.1- Location and access requirements (TDRs) 2014
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 2.2- Family and visitor lounges 2014
Pennsylvania Hosp of the University of PA Health System (re: 3rd Floor) 2.1- Size (TDRs) 2014
Pennsylvania Hosp of the University of PA Health System (re: 8th Floor) 2.1- Size (TDRs) 2014
Prospect CCMC, LLC d/b/a Crozer-Chester Medical Center 2.2- Patient bathing facilities 2014
2.2- Patient bathing facilities 2014
2.2- Patient bathing facilities 2014
2.2- Patient bathing facilities 2014
2.2- Patient bathing facilities 2014
2.2- Patient bathing facilities 2014
2.2- Patient bathing facilities 2014
2.1- Number (TDRs) 2014
2.1- Size (TDRs) 2014
2.1- Ventilation and space-conditioning requirements 2014
2.1- Location (hand-washing stations in patient rooms) 2014
2.1- Bedpan washers (room features) 2014
2.2- Patient toilet rooms 2014
2.5- Documentation areas 2014
2.5- Conference rooms 2014
2.5- Space requirements (social spaces) 2014
West Penn Hospital 2.1- Location (hand-washing stations in the patient rooms) 2014
Williamsport Regional Medical Center 2.2- Ice-making equipment 2014
2.2- Soiled workroom or soiled holding rooms 2014
2.2- Equipment and supply storage 2014
2.2- Formula facilities 2014
2.2- Nurse or supervisor offices 2014
2.2- Hand-washing stations 2014
2.2- Medication safety zones 2014
2.2- Nourishment area or 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 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).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-257. Filed for public inspection February 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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