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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 107. STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT [127000 - 130070]

  ( Division 107 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )
  

PART 7. FACILITIES DESIGN REVIEW AND CONSTRUCTION [129675 - 130070]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Health Facilities [129675 - 130070]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )
  

ARTICLE 9. Hospital Owner Responsibilities [130050 - 130070]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )

  
130050.  

(a)  Within three years after the adoption of the standards described in Section 130020, owners of all general acute care hospitals shall:

(1)  Conduct seismic evaluations in accordance with procedures developed by the office pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 130005 and submit evaluations to the office for its review and approval.

(2)  Identify the most critical nonstructural systems that represent the greatest risk of failure during an earthquake and submit the timetables for upgrading those systems pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 130005 to the office for its review and approval.

(3)  With respect to the nonstructural performance evaluation required by this subdivision, the evaluation need not exceed those required by the nonstructural performance category the hospital owner has elected. Additional evaluations shall be obtained if the hospital owner elects to obtain a higher nonstructural performance category at a future date. A hospital owner shall report to the office all deficiencies that are pertinent to the nonstructural performance category the hospital owner has elected to attain. A complete nonstructural evaluation and list of nonstructural deficiencies shall be submitted to the office prior to the hospital owner selling or leasing the hospital to another party.

(b)  Within three years after the adoption of standards described in Section 130020, owners of all general acute care hospitals shall prepare a plan and compliance schedule for each building under the office’s jurisdiction that indicates the steps by which the hospital intends to bring their hospital buildings into substantial compliance with the regulations and standards developed by the office pursuant to the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act and this act, identifies the phasing out of or retrofit of noncomplying structures and systems, or outlines steps for relocation of acute care services to facilities that comply with the regulations and standards developed by the office pursuant to the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act and this act, and presents comprehensive plans and compliance schedules to the office for its review and approval, and integrates this schedule into the facility’s master plan.

(c)  Owners of all general acute care hospitals may be granted a one year allowance from the requirements of subdivision (b) by the office if they demonstrate a need for more time to prepare plans and compliance schedules for their buildings.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 228, Sec. 3. Effective September 4, 2001.)