Hospitals Push for Changes to State Seismic Safety Rules
The California Hospital Association is lobbying lawmakers to eliminate a 2013 requirement for hospitals to retrofit or rebuild facilities to comply with state seismic safety requirements.Â CHA also wants to do away with a 2030 deadline for some hospitals and require all facilities to meet the requirements by 2020. The changes likely will be added to SB 289.
- "California Hospitals Seek Relief From Seismic Safety Rules" (Calvan, Sacramento Bee, 8/31).
- "Editorial: Seismic Deadline for Hospitals No Longer Makes Sense" (San Jose Mercury News, 8/31).