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CA SB 1432

Title: Health facilities: seismic standards.
Author: Josh Newman

Summary
SB 1432, as amended, Caballero. Health facilities: seismic standards. (1) Existing law, the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act of 1983, establishes, under the jurisdiction of the Office of Health Care Access and Information, a program of seismic safety building standards for certain hospitals constructed on and after March 7, 1973.Existing law requires that, by January 1, 2030, owners of these hospitals must either demolish, replace, or change to nonacute care use all hospital buildings that are not in compliance with these standards or seismically retrofit all acute care inpatient hospital buildings so they are in substantial compliance with these standards, unless subject to an abeyance.This bill would additionally authorize additional extensions to the compliance deadline if specified requirements are met. The bill would authorize the department to grant an extension of the deadline for substantial compliance with seismic safety regulations or standards to January 1, 2033, for any hospital building for which the hospital owner submits specified items to the department by specified dates. The bill would authorize a hospital to propose a final compliance date that extends up to 5 years beyond January 1, 2033, but no later than January 1, 2038. The bill would additionally authorize the department to grant a different extension to the deadline for substantial compliance with seismic safety regulations or standards for up to an additional 5 years if the owner has demonstrated one or more specified requirements to the department. The bill would require the department to take additional actions prior to granting an extension beyond January 1, 2033. The bill would require the department, beginning January 1, 2028, to post on the department’s internet website its decision to grant or deny any extension. The bill would require the department to notify the county board of supervisors, the city council, and the Assembly and Senate representative in writing and electronically if a hospital within their district has been granted or denied an extension.The bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2026, to adopt regulations and standards or revise regulations and standards, or both, to extend the deadlines for meeting the structural performance and nonstructural performance requirements. The bill would specify that regulatory submissions made by the department to the California Building Standards Commission are deemed to be emergency regulations and that the adoption of these regulations are to be deemed an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, and general welfare.The bill would require an owner of an acute care inpatient hospital that does not substantially comply with the seismic safety regulations or standards to submit a seismic compliance plan, as specified, to the department by no later than January 1, 2026. The bill would require, among other things, the owner to annually update the department with any changes or adjustments to its seismic compliance plan, and the department to post each seismic compliance plan submitted on its internet website within 90 calendar days of receipt.The bill would require an acute care inpatient hospital with one or more specified hospital buildings to submit a Patient Alternate Care Sites and Transfer Plan to the department, as specified, by no later than January 1, 2026, to address continued care for the hospital’s patients following a seismic event through alternate care sites on the hospital campus and other health care facilities. The bill would require the hospital to submit updates to the plan, if any, on an annual basis to the department, and would remove the requirement to submit annual updates as of the date the hospital no longer has one or more specified buildings.The bill would require the department, in consultation with the California Health Facilities Financing Authority, to submit a report t

Status
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1432 - 06/27/24 - Amended Assembly
06/27/24 - CA SB 1432 (06/27/24 - Amended Assembly)


CA SB 1432 - 06/18/24 - Amended Assembly
06/18/24 - CA SB 1432 (06/18/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA SB 1432 - 05/16/24 - Amended Senate
05/16/24 - CA SB 1432 (05/16/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1432 - 04/29/24 - Amended Senate
04/29/24 - CA SB 1432 (04/29/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1432 - 04/18/24 - Amended Senate
04/18/24 - CA SB 1432 (04/18/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1432 - 03/18/24 - Amended Senate
03/18/24 - CA SB 1432 (03/18/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1432 - 02/16/24 - Introduced
02/16/24 - CA SB 1432 (02/16/24 - Introduced)

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  • Josh Newman - D
    Senator - State Senate - CA

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