Seismic

Pending
AB 869 (Wood, D-Healdsburg)
Support
In Senate Health Committee

AB 869 would prioritize certain smaller hospitals for the existing Small and Rural Hospital Relief Program, which is funded by the e-cigarette tax. This would allow them to get assessments for the cost of retrofitting their hospital and give certain smaller rural hospitals and certain district hospitals a five-year extension of the 2030 seismic deadline. It would also allow certain smaller rural and district hospitals, if they have experienced a financial hardship, an indefinite extension beyond 2035, until funds are appropriated by the state. Amendments taken on March 7 provide additional criteria that health care districts can meet to be eligible for the extensions under the bill.

Kathryn Scott

Job title:
SVP State Relations & Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7540

Trina Gonzalez

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7543
Pending
SB 1119 (Newman, D-Fullerton)
Support
Passed the Senate Health Committee on April 3. April 15 hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 1119 would extend the first seismic compliance deadline for three hospitals: Providence St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Providence St. Joseph Hospital – Eureka, and Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center.

Kathryn Scott

Job title:
SVP State Relations & Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7540

Trina Gonzalez

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7543
Pending
SB 1432 (Caballero, D-Merced)
Sponsor
April 24 hearing in the Senate Health Committee

SB 1432 is CHA’s proposal to address the 2030 seismic requirement. The bill would extend the 2030 deadline, address additional post-earthquake disaster preparedness requirements for hospitals, assess opportunities for financial support, require the state to assess the financial and access impacts of the 2030 requirement, and address rural hospitals’ unique concerns.   

Kathryn Scott

Job title:
SVP State Relations & Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7540

Trina Gonzalez

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7543