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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Requests for Exceptions

[47 Pa.B. 4042]
[Saturday, July 22, 2017]

 The following ambulatory surgical facilities (ASF) have filed requests for exception under 28 Pa. Code § 51.33 (relating to requests for exceptions) with the Department of Health (Department), which has authority to license ASFs under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §§ 448.101—448.904b). The following requests for exceptions relate to regulations governing ASF licensure in 28 Pa. Code Chapters 51 and 551—571 (relating to general information; and ambulatory surgical facilities).

Facility Name Regulation
Main Line Vascular Institute, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.3 (relating to definitions), specifically
 subparagraph (ii) of the definition of ''classification levels,''
 regarding Class B facilities PS III patients
Peripheral Vascular Institute of Philadelphia, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.3, specifically subparagraph (ii) of the
 definition of ''classification levels,'' regarding Class B facilities
 PS III patients
Vascular Access Center of Pittsburgh, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 551.3, specifically subparagraph (ii) of the
 definition of ''classification levels,'' regarding Class B facilities
 PS III patients
Prospect CCMC, LLC, d/b/a Crozer Keystone Surgery
 Center at Brinton Lake
28 Pa. Code § 551.21(d)(3) (relating to criteria for ambulatory
 surgery)
Drexel Centers for Digestive Health 28 Pa. Code § 553.31 (relating to administrative
 responsibilities)
Jefferson Endoscopy Center at Bala, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 553.31
Progressive Laser Surgical Institute, Ltd. 28 Pa. Code § 553.31
Wyomissing Surgical Services, Inc. 28 Pa. Code § 553.31
Gamma Surgery Center, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a)
Southwestern Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC 28 Pa. Code § 553.31(a)
Jefferson Surgical Center 28 Pa. Code § 553.2 (relating to ownership)
28 Pa. Code § 553.3 (relating to governing body responsibilities)
28 Pa. Code § 553.4 (relating to other functions)
28 Pa. Code § 555.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 555.2 (relating to medical staff membership)
28 Pa. Code § 555.3 (relating to requirements for membership
 and privileges)
28 Pa. Code § 555.4 (relating to clinical activities and duties of
 physician assistants and certified registered nurse
 practitioners)
28 Pa. Code § 563.1 (relating to principle)
28 Pa. Code § 563.2 (relating to organization and staffing)
28 Pa. Code § 567.2 (relating to committee responsibilities)
28 Pa. Code § 567.3 (relating to policies and procedures)

 The following ASF is requesting exceptions under 28 Pa. Code § 571.1 (relating to minimum standards). Requests for exceptions under this section relate to minimum standards that ASFs 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 to which the ASF is seeking an exception, as well as the publication year of the applicable Guidelines.

Facility Name Guidelines
Section
Relating to Publication
Year
Surgery Center at Penn Medicine  University City 2.2-3.13.6.12(1) Environmental services rooms 2014

 All 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, 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 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 the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service (800) 654-5984 (TT).

RACHEL L. LEVINE, MD, 
Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1219. Filed for public inspection July 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]



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