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28 Pa. Code § 101.163. Compliance requirements.

§ 101.163. Compliance requirements.

 (a)  Inpatient and outpatient care including all clinic locations, emergency room care and any contracted services for patients shall be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or sexual preference or religion.

 (b)  All patients shall be assigned to rooms, floors and sections in accordance with their medical needs.

 (c)  Patients shall not be asked whether they are willing or desire to share a room with a person of another race or religion.

 (d)  Employes shall be assigned to patient services without regard to the race, color, national origin, or religion of either the patient or employe.

 (e)  Transfer of patients from rooms assigned or selected, or both, shall not be made for other than valid medical reasons.

 (f)  At discharge, patients shall be referred only to those skilled nursing care facilities, intermediate care facilities, personal care facilities or foster homes which are not known to the hospital to be in noncompliance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (43 P. S. § §  951—963). The hospital shall report immediately to the Compliance Office of the Department all instances of posthospital discriminatory practices experienced by patients referred by the hospital when such practices are brought to the attention of the hospital.

 (g)  All training programs and opportunities offered by the hospital shall be open to qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, or, in nonsectarian hospitals, religion; and recruitment efforts for these shall include sources having potential racial minority applicants.

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