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​Healthcare Facility Planning

Healthcare facilities located in Pennsylvania are required by regulations to have an all-hazards emergency operations plan.  Each type of facility may have different requirements in that plan, therefore it is important to know what type of facility is being operated.  The PA Department of Health has established various classifications of healthcare facilities:

In-Patient Facilities

  • Hospice Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Intermediate Care Facilities
  • Pediatric Extended Care Centers
  • Rehabilitation Agencies
  • Nursing Homes

Out-Patient Facilities

  • Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
  • Birthing Centers
  • Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospice Agencies
  • Kidney Dialysis Centers
  • Out-Patient Physical/Speech/Occupational Therapy Clinics
  • Rural Health Clinics

For more information on these types of facilities, visit the PA Department of Health website at https://www.health.pa.gov