Hospitals; Requests for Exceptions

[47 Pa.B. 3436]
[Saturday, June 17, 2017]

 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), 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
Easton Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 101.31(7) (relating to hospital requirements)
Lehigh Valley Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 51.32 (relating to exceptions for innovative programs)
Lehigh Valley Hospital—Muhlenberg 28 Pa. Code § 138.14 (relating to programs and services)
Lehigh Valley Hospital—
 Schuylkill East Norwegian Street 28 Pa. Code § 103.4(1) (relating to functions)
28 Pa. Code § 107.61 (relating to written orders)
28 Pa. Code § 111.27 (relating to nutritional aspects of patient care)
Lehigh Valley Hospital—
 Schuylkill South Jackson Street 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
28 Pa. Code § 111.27
Mercy Fitzgerald 28 Pa. Code § 107.61
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital 28 Pa. Code § 107.61

 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
Relating to Publication
Aria Health (Bucks County Campus) 2.2- Space requirements (CT scanner rooms) 2014
Aria Health (Torresdale Campus) 2.2- Space requirements (CT scanner rooms) 2014
CH Hospital of Allentown d/b/a  Surgical Specialty Center at  Coordinated Health 2.2- General (instrument processing rooms) 2014
2.2- General (instrument processing rooms) 2014
2.2- Environmental services rooms 2014
Chester County Hospital 2.1- Size (TDRs) 2014
Crozer-Chester Medical Center 2.2- Capacity (pediatric and adolescent units) 2014
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical  Center 2.2- Planning the configuration of the MRI  suite 2014
2.2- MRI control rooms 2014
2.2- Pre-procedure patient care area or rooms 2014
Heritage Valley Sewickley 2.2- MRI scanner room space requirements 2014
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC  Health System 2.2- Space requirements (ultrasound  facilities—area) 2014
2.2- Space requirements (ultrasound  facilities—clearances) 2014
Pinnacle Health Systems 2.1- Windows in patient rooms 2014
2.1- Size (TDRs) 2014
Thomas Jefferson University  Hospitals—(Internal Medicine at  MHD) 3.1- Corridor widths 2014
Thomas Jefferson University  Hospitals—(Jefferson Hematology) 3.1- Space requirements (area) 2014
3.1- Space requirements (clearances) 2014
3.1- Corridor widths 2014
3.1- Doors and door hardware (door  openings) 2014
UPMC McKeesport 2.5-2.2.1 General (psychiatric nursing units) 2014
2.5- Fire sprinklers and other protrusions 2014
2.5- Fire sprinklers and other protrusions 2014
2.5- Ceilings 2014
2.5- Ceilings 2014
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside 2.1- Location (hand-washing station in the  patient 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, 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).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1005. Filed for public inspection June 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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