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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-375



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[49 Pa.B. 1224]
[Saturday, March 16, 2019]

 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).

Facility Name Regulation and relating to
Butler Memorial Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 138.15 (relating to high-risk cardiac catheterizations)
UPMC Pinnacle Lititz 28 Pa. Code § 138.18 (relating to EPS studies)

 The following hospitals have filed requests for exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 153.1 (relating to minimum standards). Requests for exceptions under this section relate to Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and of Outpatient Facilities, as published by the Field Guidelines Institute (FGI). The following list includes the citation to the section of the FGI Guidelines for which the hospital is seeking an exception and the year of publication.

Facility Name FGI Guidelines Section and Relating to Yr1
Coordinated Health Orthopedic Hospital, LLC 2.1- (relating to morgue services applications) 18
Moses Taylor Hospital 2.2- (relating to secure holding rooms) 18
Select Specialty Hospital—Johnstown, Inc. 2.2- (relating to capacity) 18
2.2- (relating to capacity) 18
2.2- (relating to area) 18
2.2- (relating to clearances) 18
2.2- (relating to hand-washing stations) 18
2.2- (relating to patient toilet rooms) 18
2.2- (relating to examination rooms) 18
St. Luke's Hospital—Anderson Campus 2.2- (relating to space requirements) 18
2.2- (relating to space requirements) 18
St. Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 2.1- (relating to single-patient examination/
observation room)
2.1- (relating to ultrasound room) 18-O
2.1- (relating to ultrasound room) 18-O
2.1- (relating to patient toilet room) 18-O
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital 2.2- (relating to window(s)) 18
UPMC Mercy 2.2- (relating to MRI scanner rooms) 14

1 2018 Year FGI Regulations were split into 2 books; Hospitals, and Outpatient Facilities as indicated by ''-O.''

 The 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. 19-375. Filed for public inspection March 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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