Building Standards Unit#

The Facilities Development Division (FDD) Building Standards Unit is responsible for the development of administrative regulations and building standards for the construction of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, licensed clinics and correctional treatment centers in California. These regulations are developed, as necessary, to implement the provisions of the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Seismic Safety Act of 1983.

Building Standards Unit staff work in conjunction with OSHPD’s architects, engineers and construction observation staff, the Hospital Building Safety Board, and interested members of the public to develop code language for new building standards and amendments to existing standards in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, California Building Standards Code. All regulatory proposals are submitted to the California Building Standards Commission for approval and adoption.

Title 24 California Building Standards Code#

Adopted 2019 Regulations#

Emergency Supplement to 2016 Regulations#

OSHPD 3 Clinics#

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development is responsible for writing regulations pertaining to licensed clinics. These regulations are identified in the California Building Standards Code as “OSHPD 3”. OSHPD 3 requirements for clinics shall only be applied to clinics that are licensed pursuant to Health and Safety Code (H&S) Section 1200 (which includes primary care clinics and specialty clinics) or outpatient services of a hospital licensed pursuant to H&S Section 1250.

The following documents are intended to assist designers, building officials, and clinic operators in applying OSHPD 3 requirements and determining which jurisdiction has authority over the plan review, certification, and construction inspection of clinic facilities.

CANs / PINs / FAQs#

Code Application Notices (CANs)#

OSHPD issues Code Application Notices (CANs) to interpret specific sections of the California Building Standards Code. A Policy Intent Notice (PIN) is the Office’s policy on a specific subject. Use the links below to view an index of CANs that were issued for a specific year of California Building Standards Codes and the index of PINs that have been issued.

For questions or comments related PINs or CANs, please eMail the Building Standards Unit at regsunit@oshpd.ca.gov.

2016 California Building Standards Code#

Code Application Notices (CANs)#

Index of 2016 CANs (Based on 2016 California Building Standards Code)


CAN 1-0 – Enforceable Codes – 09/05/1989
Action/Comment: 12/22/2016

CAN 2-0 – Jurisdiction – 07/15/2013
Action/Comment: 01/10/2017


2016 CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 
Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 1-7-2100 – Clinics – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 01/23/2017


2016 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE 
Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

*CAN 2-407.4.1 – Direct Corridor Access from Habitable Rooms – 11/12/2015
Action/Comment: 3/06/2017


2016 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE 
Part 3, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

N/A


2016 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE 
Part 4, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

N/A


2016 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE 
Part 5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 5-310.9 – Overhead Piping – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 02/03/2017


2016 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE 
Part 9, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

*CAN 9-3301 – Fire-resistive Assemblies and Construction – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 03/14/2017


*Indicates the CAN was revised

For questions or comments related to the CANs, please eMail the Building Standards Unit at regsunit@oshpd.ca.gov.

2013 California Building Standards Code#

Code Application Notices (CANs)#

Index of 2013 CANs (Based on 2013 California Building Standards Code)


*CAN 1-0 – Enforceable Codes – 09/05/1989
Action/Comment: 12/22/2016

*CAN 2-0 (formerly CAN 1-7-103) – Jurisdiction – 07/15/2013
Action/Comment: 01/10/2017


2013 CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 
Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 1-7-2100 – Clinics – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 03/03/2014


2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE 
Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 2-102.6 – Remodel – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 03/03/2014

CAN 2-108 – Temporary Systems, Utilities, Equipment – 04/09/2013
Action/Comment: 05/05/2014

CAN 2-11B – Accessibility in Health Facilities – 09/09/2014
Action/Comment: N/A

CAN 2-407.4.1 – Direct Corridor Access from Habitable Rooms – 11/12/2015
Action/Comment: N/A

CAN 2-907.5.2.3.1 (formerly CAN 9-907.10.1.1) – Visible Fire Alarms – 07/14/2014
Action/Comment: N/A

*CAN 2-3009 – Special Requirements for Elevators in Hospitals – 11/25/2016
Action/Comment: N/A


2013 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE 
Part 3, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 3-517.40(B) – Electrical Life-Support Equipment for Nursing Homes and Limited Care Facilities – 10-10-2012
Action/Comment: 03/24/2014


2013 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE 
Part 4, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 4-326.0 – (formerly CAN 4-316.0) – Essential Electrical Power for Heating – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 12/01/2014


2013 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE 
Part 5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 5-310.9 – (formerly CAN 5-311.9) – Overhead Piping – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 11/06/2014


2013 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE 
Part 9, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 9-3301 – (formerly CAN 9-1401) – Fire-resistive Assemblies and Construction – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 03/11/2014


*Indicates the CAN was revised

For questions or comments related to the CANs, please eMail the Building Standards Unit at regsunit@oshpd.ca.gov.

2010 California Building Standards Code#

Code Application Notices (CANs)#

Index of 2010 CANs (Based on 2010 California Building Standards Code)


*CAN 1-0 – Enforceable Codes – 09/05/1989
Action/Comment: 12/22/2016

*CAN 2-0 – (formerly CAN 1-7-103) – Jurisdiction – 07/15/2013
Action/Comment: 01/10/2017


2010 CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 
Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 1-6-1.4.5.1 – Change in Seismic Performance Category (SPC) by Voluntary Seismic Improvements – 02/13/2010
Action/Comment: N/A

CAN 1-6-1.4.5.1.4(formerly CAN 2-3406A) –  Removal of Acute Care Services – 08/08/2012
Action/Comment: 09/10/2013

CAN 1-7-133 – Fees – 03/24/2011
Action/Comment: 07/27/2012

CAN 1-7-214 – Suspension or Revocation of a Hospital Inspector of Record Certification – 03/24/2011
Action/Comment: N/A

CAN 1-7-153(a) – Materially Alter (Rescinded – See CAN 2-107.4) – 02/13/2010
Action/Comment: Rescinded 01/01/2011

CAN 1-7-2100 – Clinics – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 06/29/2011


2010 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE 
Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 2-102.6(formerly CAN 2-3403A) – Remodel – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 08/08/2013

CAN 2-107.4 – Amended Construction Documents – 01/01/2011
Action/Comment: N/A

CAN 2-108 – Temporary Systems, Utilities, Equipment – 04/09/2013
Action/Comment: N/A

CAN 2-11B – Accessibility in Health Facilities – 08/22/2008
Action/Comment: 06/29/2011

CAN 2-2508.2.1 – Weather Protection for Gypsum Wallboard – 08/19/2009
Action/Comment: 06/29/2011


2010 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE 
Part 3, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 3-517.40(B) – Electrical Life-Support Equipment for Nursing Homes and Limited Care Facilities – 10/10/2012
Action/Comment: N/A


2010 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE 
Part 4, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 4-316.0 – Essential Electrical Power for Heating – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 06/29/2011

CAN 4-408.1.5 – Humidifiers – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 06/29/2011


2010 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE 
Part 5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 5-311.9 – Overhead Piping – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 06/29/2011


2010 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE 
Part 9, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

CAN 9-1401 – Fire-resistive Assemblies and Construction – 06/19/2008
Action/Comment: 06/29/2011


*Indicates the CAN was revised

For questions or comments related to the CANs, please eMail the Building Standards Unit at regsunit@oshpd.ca.gov.

2007 And 2001 California Building Standards Code#

Code Application Notices (CANs)#

Available on request (regsunit@oshpd.ca.gov)


For questions or comments related to the CANs, please eMail the Building Standards Unit at regsunit@oshpd.ca.gov.

Policy Intent Notices (PINs)#

Below are listed the Facility Development Division’s (the Office’s) policy on a specific subject. The PINs are listed in numeric order.

PIN 2 – Installation of Underground Fuel Storage Tanks
Effective Date: 5/20/1994
Revised Date: 4/18/2016

PIN 4 –  Review of Existing Facilities for Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms and Projects Related to Isolation of TB Patients
Effective Date: 2/14/1996
Revised Date: 6/09/2011

PIN 5 – Review of Underground Fire Main Submittals
Effective Date: 9/01/1994
Revised Date: 12/05/2013

PIN 8 –  Hazardous Materials Inventory
Effective Date: 3/30/1995
Revised Date: 12/05/2013

PIN 11 – Establishment of Policy in Facilities Development Division
Effective Date: 5/30/1995
Revised Date: 12/05/2013

PIN 13 – Lighting System Retrofits
Effective Date: 7/11/1995
Revised Date: 12/05/2013

PIN 14 – Fire Watch
Effective Date: 5/16/1995
Revised Date: 9/19/2011

PIN 16 – Interior Finish Material(s) Approval
Effective Date: 6/20/1996
Revised Date: 6/19/2008

PIN 20 – Pneumatic Tube Systems Support and Bracing
Effective Date: 1/30/1997
Revised Date: 6/09/2011

PIN 32 – NPC-2 Seismic Bracing Upgrades
Effective Date: 5/07/2001
Revised Date: 9/19/2011

PIN 34–  Mobile Units used for Outpatient Hospital Services
Effective Date: 3/08/2002
Revised Date: 3/17/2017

PIN 35 – Healthcare Decontamination Facilities
Effective Date: 7/21/2003
Revised Date: 12/05/2013

PIN 36 – Projects of $50,000 or less – Exempt from Plan Review Process
Effective Date: 1/05/2007
Revised Date: 6/18/2013

*PIN 38 – Electrical Load Capacity Verification Guideline
Effective Date: 10/06/1993
Revised Date: 3/17/2017

PIN 40 – Dietary and Food Services within Health Facilities
Effective Date: 3/31/1993
Revised Date: 9/19/2011

PIN 44 – Senate Bill 306 Facility Master Plan components and Submittal Approach
Effective Date: 6/23/2009

PIN 45 – Converting a Senate Bill 1661 Project to a Senate Bill 499 Project
Effective Date: 7/09/2010

PIN 46 – Minimum Non-refundable Application Filing Fee
Effective Date: 1/01/2011
Revised Date: 4/20/2011

PIN 47 – Expedited Appeals
Effective Date: 2/21/2012

PIN 48 – School District Fee Compliance
Effective Date: 1/01/2011

PIN 50 – Collaborative Review and Construction Process (CRC) & Phased Plan Review (PPR)
Effective Date: 12/05/2013

PIN 51 – Use of OSHPD Pre-Approved Details
Effective Date: 8/16/2011
Revised Date: 12/05/2013

PIN 52 – Requests for Seismic Compliance Extension Under Senate Bill 90
Effective Date: 11/19/2011
Revised Date: 07/24/2012

PIN 53 – Requests for Seismic Compliance Extensions under Senate Bill 499 and Senate Bill 1661
Effective Date: 12/14/2011

PIN 54 – Application of Enforceable Codes
Effective Date: 1/02/2013  

PIN 55 – OSHPD Special Seismic Certification Preapproval (OSP)
Effective Date: 2/24/2014
Revised Date: 6/02/2016

PIN 56 – Request for Reopening a Closed Project
Effective Date: 2/07/2014
Revised Date: 2/13/2014

PIN 57 – Functional Program
Effective Date: 3/10/2014  

PIN 58 – OSHPD Approved Agency for Structural Tests and Special Inspections
Effective Date: 7/20/2014
Revised Date: 6/2/2016

PIN 59 – SB 90 Financial Capacity Reports
Effective Date: 7/09/2014  

PIN 60 – Temporary Wireless Nurse Call System
Effective Date: 8/7/2014  

PIN 61 – Reasonable Accommodation For Hospital Inspector Certification and Recertification Examinations
Effective Date: 12/29/2014  

PIN 62 – OSHPD Preapproval of Manufacturer’s Certification (OPM)
Effective Date: 6/2/2016  

PIN 63 – Fire Alarm Voltage Drop and Testing
Effective Date: 4/28/2016  

PIN 65 – All-Gender Toilet Facilities
Effective Date: 1/03/2017  

PIN 67 – Fire-Resistant Penetrations and Joints – Special Inspections
Effective Date: 3/06/2017

*Indicates the PIN was revised

For questions or comments related to the PINs, please eMail the Building Standards Unit at regsunit@oshpd.ca.gov.

2013 California Code of Regulations, Title 24#

Revision Record Index#

***As of February 1, 2015, the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, errata and supplement updates can now be found on the California Building Standards Commission website.

2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE 
Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

All errata and supplements for this code.

Subject: 2013 Title 24, Part 2, Volume 1
California Code of Regulations#

5520S1311 – Errata 
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

5520S1313 – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

5520S132 – Emergency Supplement
Effective Date: 04/23/2014

5520S1314 – Supplement
Effective Date: 07/01/2015

5520S1315 – Errata
Effective Date: 07/01/2015

2013 Title 24, Part 2, Volume 2
California Code of Regulations#

5520S1321 – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

5520S1322 – Supplement
Effective Date: 07/01/2015

5520S1323 – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2015

2013 CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 
Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

All errata and supplements for this code.

Subject: 2013 Title 24, Part 1
California Code of Regulations#

5510S131 – Eratta
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

5510S132 – Supplement
Effective Date: 07/01/2014

5510S133 – Supplement
Effective Date: 07/01/2015

5510S134 – Emergency Supplement
Effective Date: 07/23/2016

2013 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE 
Part 3, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

All errata and supplements for this code.

2013 Title 24, Part 3
California Code of Regulations#

Errata #1
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

Errata #2

Effective Date: 01/01/2015

Supplement #1

Effective Date: 07/01/2015

2013 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE 
Part 4, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

All errata and supplements for this code.

2013 Title 24, Part 4
California Code of Regulations#

2013 CMC – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

2013 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE 
Part 5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

All errata and supplements for this code.

2013 Title 24, Part 5
California Code of Regulations#

2013 CPC – Supplement
Effective Date: 12/07/2013

2013 CPC – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

2013 CPC – Supplement
Effective Date: 07/01/2015

2013 CPC – Supplement
Effective Date: 01/01/2016

2013 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE 
Part 9, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

All errata and supplements for this code.

2013 Title 24, Part 9
California Code of Regulations#

5590S131 – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

5590S132 – Supplement
Effective Date: 07/01/2015

5590S133 – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2015

2013 CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE 
Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

All errata and supplements for this code.

2013 Title 24, Part 11
California Code of Regulations#

5570S131 – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2014

5570S132 – Supplement
Effective Date: 07/01/2014

5570S133 – Supplement
Effective Date: 07/01/2015

2013 CALIFORNIA REFERENCED STANDARDS CODE 
Part 12, Title 24, California Code of Regulations#

All errata and supplements for this code.

2013 Title 24, Part 12
California Code of Regulations#

5512S131 – Errata
Effective Date: 01/01/2014