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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-940



Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[53 Pa.B. 3773]
[Saturday, July 15, 2023]

 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 NameRegulation and relating to
Allegheny Valley Hospital28 Pa. Code § 103.31 (relating to the chief executive officer)
Canonsburg Hospital28 Pa. Code § 51.3(a)—(d) (relating to notification)
28 Pa. Code § 101.31(5) and (6) (relating to hospital requirements)
28 Pa. Code § 105.15 (relating to patient identification)
28 Pa. Code § 107.64 (relating to administration of drugs)
28 Pa. Code § 109.4 (relating to professional nursing staff)
28 Pa. Code § 117.30(3) and (4) (relating to emergency paramedic services)
28 Pa. Code § 153.1(a) and (c) (relating to minimum standards)
Forbes Hospital28 Pa. Code § 103.31
Geisinger—Bloomsburg Hospital28 Pa. Code § 117.30(1), (3) and (6)
Geisinger—Community Medical Center28 Pa. Code § 117.30(1)
Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital28 Pa. Code § 117.30(1)
Geisinger—Lewistown Hospital28 Pa. Code § 117.30(1)
Geisinger Medical Center28 Pa. Code § 117.30(1)
Geisinger Medical Center Muncy28 Pa. Code § 117.30(1)
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center28 Pa. Code § 117.30(1)
Grove City Hospital28 Pa. Code § 103.31
Penn Highlands Brookville28 Pa. Code § 101.31(5)
Penn Highlands Connellsville28 Pa. Code § 135.5 (relating to surgical emergency care)
Penn Highlands Dubois28 Pa. Code § 103.31
Penn Highlands Elk28 Pa. Code § 135.5
Penn Highlands Mon Valley28 Pa. Code § 107.12(9) (relating to content of bylaws, rules and regulations)
28 Pa. Code § 107.26(b)(1), (3), (5) and (6) (relating to additional committees)
Penn Highlands Tyrone28 Pa. Code § 103.31
28 Pa. Code § 135.5
Saint Vincent Hospital28 Pa. Code § 103.31
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.28 Pa. Code § 51.23 (relating to positron emission tomography)

 The following hospitals have filed requests for 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—2018 Edition, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities—2018 Edition or the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals—2022 Edition, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities—2022 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 toYr1,2
Crozer-Chester Medical Center2.1- space requirements18
2.1- single-patient exam/observation room22-O
2.1- patient toilet room22-O
Penn Highlands Tyrone2.1- location22-O
2.1-8.3.6 electrical receptacles22-O
2.12-, (2)(a) and (b) individual therapy room22-O
Riddle Memorial Hospital1.2-6.1.3 design criteria for acoustic surfaces18
Saint Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania2.2- entrance18
Saint Luke's Hospital—Carbon Campus2.2- space requirements22
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.2.2- support areas for the observation unit18
Warren General Hospital2.1- public toilet room22-O
2.1- corridor width22-O
2.1- doors and door hardware22-O

12018 Year FGI Regulations for Outpatient Facilities are indicated by ''-O.''

22022 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, 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 Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-940. Filed for public inspection July 14, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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