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Self-Inspection Allowed for Certain Providers
February 26, 2013

The Bureau of Human Services Licensing announced that effective February 15 facilities and agencies may self-inspect to increase capacity. The self-inspection policy was discussed by Bureau Director Ron Melusky during the January Mental Health Committee meeting. Procedures for Self-Inspection to Increase Maximum Capacity in an Existing Licensed Facility are applicable to providers licensed through 55 PA Code Chapter 2380, Adult Training Facilities; Chapter 2390, Vocational Facilities; Chapter 2600, Personal Care Homes; Chapter 2800, Assisted Living Residences; Chapter 6400, Community Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities; and Chapter 6500, Family Living Home Agencies. The provider must operate in regular licensure status in order to self-inspect. Personal care homes licensed for capacity of eight or fewer may not self-inspect to increase capacity. Personal care homes and assisted living residences may not self-inspect new or expanded secure dementia care units. Providers complete the appropriate application to increase capacity. They must self-inspect using the appropriate Self-Inspection and Declaration Tool and correct any violations that are found using a plan of correction. The completed tool and a certificate of occupancy or statement from the local building authority are submitted to the Bureau of Human Services Licensing. The bureau will review the tool and the occupancy documentation and issue an addendum to the current license. The inspection procedures and tools are available from the links below.

  • Procedures for Self-Inspection to Increase Maximum Capacity in an Existing Licensed Facility
  • Self-Inspection and Declaration Tool – Increase in Maximum, Capacity 55 Pa.Code Chapter 2380
  • Self-Inspection and Declaration Tool – Increase in Maximum, Capacity 55 Pa.Code Chapter 2390
  • Self-Inspection and Declaration Tool – Increase in Maximum, Capacity 55 Pa.Code Chapter 2600
  • Self-Inspection and Declaration Tool – Increase in Maximum, Capacity 55 Pa.Code Chapter 2800
  • Self-Inspection and Declaration Tool – Increase in Maximum, Capacity 55 Pa.Code Chapter 6400
  • Self-Inspection and Declaration Tool – Increase in Maximum, Capacity 55 Pa.Code Chapter 6500

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