Report On Seismic Safety For California Hospitals

California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) published a status report on hospital seismic compliance for California (pursuant to SB 499). The preliminary results indicate that 80 percent of California hospitals with buildings considered “at risk” during a major earthquake will meet the state-mandated building standards by 2015.

According to the report, 129 hospitals with 403 buildings will meet California’s seismic requirement by January 2013. Another 55 hospitals with 153 buildings will follow by 2015. OSHPD has a disclaimer on its website that some information may require updating. OSHPD has committed to work with the Hospital Building Safety Board to conduct a complete analysis of the reports. OSHPD will allow hospitals to correct any errors in their data.

The full report can be found HERE.