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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-1785



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[50 Pa.B. 7252]
[Saturday, December 19, 2020]

 The following hospital has 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 request for exceptions relates to regulations governing hospital licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 101—158 (relating to general information; and general and special hospitals).

Facility NameRegulation and relating to
West Penn Hospital 28 Pa.B. § 138.15 (relating to high-risk cardiac catheterizations)

 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 minimum standards that hospitals must comply with under the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities—2014 Edition, or Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals—2018 Edition, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities—2018 Edition. The following list includes the citation to the section under the Guidelines that the hospital is seeking an exception.

Facility NameFGI Guidelines Section and relating toYr1
Clarion Hospital 2.1-—(6) features 18
2.1- staff toilet room 18
2.1- staff toilet room 18
2.1- staff toilet room 18
2.1- staff storage facilities 18
2.1- patient care station design 18
2.2- space requirements 18
2.2- support areas for the cesarean delivery suite 18
2.2- and (7)entrance 18
2.2-—(c) public waiting area 18
2.2-—(iii) treatment room or area 18
2.2- human decontamination room 18
2.2- airborne infection isolation (AII) room 18
2.2- environmental services room(s) 18
2.2- location and layout 18
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center 2.2- space requirements 18
2.2-—(c) space requirements 18
Jefferson Hospital 2.6- space requirements 18
2.6- space requirements 18
2.6- and (d) patient bathing facilities 18
Reading Hospital 2.2-—(e) parent/infant room(s) 18

12018 Year FGI Regulations for Outpatient Facilities are 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, 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 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. 20-1785. Filed for public inspection December 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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