§ 153.1. Minimum standards.

 (a)  Hospital construction shall be in accordance with the standards set forth in the latest edition of the Department of Health and Human Services handbook, Minimum Requirements of Construction and Equipment for Hospital and Medical Facilities, DHHS Publication No. (HRA) 14500 Regulations, published under Title VI of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § §  291—291 o-1) and referred to as ‘‘HHS Requirements,’’ except as modified in this chapter.

 (b)  Hospitals previously in compliance with prior editions of Department of Health and Human Services handbook, Minimum Requirements of Construction and Equipment for Hospital and Medical Facilities, DHHS Publication No. (HRA) 14500 Regulations, will be deemed in compliance with any subsequent regulations with the exception of any new renovations or construction, which shall meet the current edition.

 (c)  A hospital shall meet the edition of the National Fire Protection Association 101, Life Safety Code and all applicable appendices which are currently enforced by the Federal government. Hosptals previously in compliance with prior editions of the Life Safety Code will be deemed in compliance with any subsequent codes with the exception of any new renovation or construction, which shall meet the current edition.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  153.1 issued under 67 Pa.C.S. § §  6101—6104; and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973 (71 P. S. §  755-2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  153.1 amended through January 20, 1984, effective January 21, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 215. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (77321) to (77322).



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