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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
717-705-6663 (FAX)
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.