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The Department of Health is responsible for the licensing and oversight of Pennsylvania’s hospitals. ​The department conducts the Medicare and licensure surveys, as well as complaint and incident investigations for these facilities.

For questions about how to become a licensed facility, please contact:
Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care
Room 532, Health & Welfare Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
For information on how to use deemed accreditation in lieu of licensure, please complete the following form and return to the Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care.