28 Pa. Code § 7.4 - Issuance of a certificate
Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022
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§ 7.4.Issuance of a certificate.
(a) Facilities seeking to qualify as primary health centers under the act shall submit the documentation required by § 7.3 (relating to documentation to be submitted) to the Division of Primary Care Development, Department of Health, Post Office Box 90, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108.
(b) Upon review and approval by the Department of Health of the required documentation, the Secretary will issue a certificate to the facility. The certificate will be effective for 2 years from date of issuance and may be renewed for successive 2-year periods upon review and approval by the Department of Health of the documentation required by § 7.3. Whenever the Department intends to deny an application, the applicant will be notified and have the right to request, within 30 days, a hearing.
(c) For purposes of the act, the facility shall qualify as a "health care provider" from the date of issuance of the certificate. Notice of certification will be sent promptly to the Administrator for Arbitration Panels for Health Care and to the director of the Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund. Facilities which are certificated as "primary health centers" shall be required, in conformity with the act, to purchase and maintain a specific amount of malpractice insurance.