2030 Seismic Requirements

About 2030 Seismic Requirements

By mid-2026, all California hospitals will have met the state’s stringent life safety seismic standards, making them among the safest buildings in the state. Hospitals will stand after an earthquake, people will be safe, and hospitals will work with their communities to protect patients’ access to health care. Hospitals face another deadline of Jan. 1, 2030, for more requirements. Any hospital building that does not meet these will be forced to close and patient care will cease. California must prioritize access to patient care.

CHA Sponsors Legislation to Address the 2030 Seismic Standards

What’s happening: CHA is sponsoring legislation to address the 2030 seismic standards and supports Assembly Bill (AB) 869 (Wood, D-Healdsburg), which provides seismic relief for rural and district hospitals. 

What else to know: A bipartisan group of Senators is jointly authoring CHA’s sponsored legislation. 

CHA Advocacy Materials on Key Issues Available  

What’s happening: CHA has released advocacy materials — infographics, key messages, and issue briefs — for a suite of priority issues for 2024.  

What else to know: Infographics offer a quick view for people in a hurry (e.g., lawmakers) while issue briefs provide a deeper dive for those who want more information (e.g., staffers). Both are ideal leave-behinds. Key messages are for use in developing talking points or presentations, or for general information.   

Complementary Seismic Signage Template Can Help Provide Context

What’s happening: CHA has created a signage template for you to consider posting alongside required seismic signage resulting from the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 1882.  

What else to know: The deadline for compliance with AB 1882 posting requirements is Jan. 1, 2024. This template offers an opportunity for hospitals to emphasize their commitment to — and progress on — employee, patient, and visitor safety. 

CHA Releases FAQs on Implementing AB 1882 Requirements  

What’s happening: CHA has created frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the new Assembly Bill (AB) 1882 signage and reporting requirements that hospitals must meet by the end of the year. CHA will release more resources in early December to support members in implementation. 

What else to know: Hospitals have until Jan. 1 to meet new signage and reporting requirements. The FAQs are intended to share the latest guidance from the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) and the best practices from the hospital field. 

CHA’s Interactive Panel Discussion: Hospital Leaders Share Best Practices for Seismic Community Engagement — Participant Information

As the work to reform the 2030 seismic requirements continues with lawmakers in Sacramento, it’s more important than ever for hospitals to establish and strengthen relationships with key local leaders and community-based organizations who share your commitment to preserving access to care in your community.  Join us for an interactive panel discussion where you will […]

Stay in the Know as Seismic Reporting Deadline Approaches

What’s happening: The Department of Health Care Access and Information’s (HCAI) Nov. 16 webinar will cover Assembly Bill 1882 and nonstructural performance category requirements due Jan. 1. 

What else to know: CHA and HCAI recently held webinars and released materials that may be helpful resources.