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OSHPD Reminds Hospitals About 2030 Seismic Safety Deadline Attestation

For CEOs, Chief Legal Counsel, Facilities Staff

Last week, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) sent a letter to hospitals that have not yet met the 2030 seismic safety requirements for all of their buildings, reminding them that they are required to submit to OSHPD, by Dec. 31, an attestation that their board of directors is aware of these requirements. The attestation can be sent via email to [email protected].

CHA’s sponsored bill from last year, Assembly Bill 2190 (Chapter 673, Statutes of 2018), provided a limited extension of the 2020 seismic safety requirements and required hospitals that have not yet met the 2030 seismic safety requirements to attest that their hospital board of directors is aware of the requirements.

OSHPD has provided CHA with a template attestation, which specifies that the person submitting the attestation is, “somebody who personally knows that the Board is aware of the 2030 Seismic Compliance requirements.”

CHA has confirmed that health systems can submit one letter for multiple hospitals, as long as they list each hospital covered by the letter, including each facility’s OSHPD ID number. OSHPD will place a copy in each facility file.

OSHPD has also posted additional FAQs on the attestation requirement.