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Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[45 Pa.B. 7238]
[Saturday, December 19, 2015]

 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 exception 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
Geisinger Community Medical Center 28 Pa. Code § 113.5(a) (relating to pharmacy and therapeutics committee)
28 Pa. Code § 129.23(a) (relating to radiation safety committee)
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center28 Pa. Code § 113.5(a)
28 Pa. Code § 129.23(a)

 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 Section Relating to Publication
Year
Aria Health—Bucks County Campus 2.2-3.13.3 Table 2.1-4 Station outlets for oxygen, vacuum (suction), and medical air systems in hospitals 2014
Aria Health—Frankford Campus 2.2-3.13.3 Table 2.1-4 Station outlets for oxygen, vacuum (suction), and medical air systems in hospitals 2014
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center 2.1-8.5.3.2
Size of technology distribution rooms (TDRs)2014
2.1-8.5.3.3(2) Location and access requirements 2014

 All requests previously listed 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, ra-paexcept@pa.gov. 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 address listed previously. 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 the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service (800) 654-5984 (TT).

KAREN M. MURPHY, PhD, RN, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2236. Filed for public inspection December 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]



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