Hospital Building Safety Board (HBSB)

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About HBSB#

The Hospital Building Safety Board (HBSB or Board) was established by Senate Bill 519 (Alquist) in the original Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act of 1973.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • Advise the Director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on the administration of the Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act, and
  • Act as a board of appeals with regard to seismic safety and fire and life safety issues relating to hospital facilities.

The Board is comprised of:

  • Sixteen board members appointed by the Director of OSHPD from nominations submitted by professional associations, as specified in the Health and Safety Code, and three more are appointed as public members. These appointed Board members serve 4-year terms with a maximum of two terms.
  • Six statutory ex-officio members, representing state agencies whose programs interface with the hospital design and construction program.
  • Three additional ex-officio members appointed by the Director of OSHPD as desired. 

Board members maintain close contact with professional groups and important industry organizations to bring attention to changes and emerging issues occurring in the design and construction of health facilities in California.

The full Board meets on an as needed basis. Additionally, committee meetings are held throughout the year. All meetings are open to the public and interested parties are always welcome to attend.

Board Information:

Go to the OSHPD subscription page and choose Hospital Building Safety Board News to receive HBSB news and information.

Full Board Meeting Dates#

February 20 (Special Session and Leadership Training)- OSHPD Los Angeles – meeting completed
June 13- OSHPD Los Angeles Rescheduled
June 20 – OSHPD Los Angeles
December 11 and 12- OSHPD Sacramento

HBSB 2019 Committees#


Board Members: 
● Pete Kreuser, Chair ● Michael O’Connor, Vice-Chair ● Louise Belair ● Enid Eck ● Mike Hooper ● Scott Jackson ● Roy Lopez ● Bruce Macpherson ● Maryann Phipps ●  

Consulting Members: 
Mark Hershberg, KPFF Consulting Engineers 

OSHPD Representatives:
● Brett Beekman ● Chris Dickey ● John Donelan ● Gary Dunger ● Mickey Fong ● Roy Lobo ● Dave Mason ● Diana Navarro ●  Diana Scaturro ● Carl Scheuerman  ● Nanci Timmins

Meeting Date(s):
March 28 – meeting completed
July 18
October 3

● 2019 Mid-cycle code changes ● Develop Remodel CAN/codes ● Process improvements based on eSP collected data
● Determine when continuous inspection is required for prefabricated/off-site fabricated items


Board Members:
● Michael Foulkes, Chair ● Louise Belair, Vice-Chair  ● Joe LaBrie ● Bruce Macpherson 

Consulting Members:
● None

OSHPD Representatives:
Carl Scheuerman

Meeting Date(s):
January 23 – meeting completed
December 11

● Review and clarify the duties and responsibilities of Director-Appointed Ex-Officio Members ● Review current appeal procedures and how the differ from 2019 CBSC ● Develop leadership training for committee chairs and vice-chairs


Board Members:
● Mike Hooper, Chair ● Pete Kreuser, Vice-Chair ● Louise Belair ● Deepak Dandekar ● Rami Elhassan ● Joe LaBrie ● Bruce Macpherson ● Bruce Rainey

Consulting Members:
● John Donelan, OSHPD / FDD ● Bert Hurlbut, New Stanford Hospital ● Bill Zellmer, Sutter Health

OSHPD Representatives:
● Hussain Bhatia ● Gary Dunger ● Diana Scaturro ● Nanci Timmins ● Chris Dickey ● Mickey Fong ● Richard Tannahill

Meeting Date(s):
March 13 – meeting completed
May 15 – meeting completed
June 5 – meeting completed
July 10
August 7
September 11
October 9
October 30

● Develop the 2019 CBSC Webinar and Remodel Seminar ● Explore developing of IOR training program


Board Members:
David Bliss, Chair Louise Belair, Vice Chair Deepak Dandekar Enid Eck Mike Hooper Scott Jackson Pete Kreuser Roy Lopez Bruce Rainey 

Consulting Members:
John Griffiths, CONTECH-CA Eric Johnson, ECOM Engineering, Inc. David Lockhart, Kaiser Permanente

OSHPD Representatives:
Chris Dickey Dave Mason Diana Scaturro Carl Scheuerman

Meeting Date(s):
April 4 – meeting completed
July 11 – (rescheduled from 8/1)
October 17

● Work with CEC to develop mutually agreeable standards for hospital building energy efficiency ● Develop recommendations for next code cycle modification for OSHPD to address microgrids, distributed energy
resources, and interconnection to normal power versus emergency power 


Board Members:
Maryann Phipps, Chair Rami Elhassan, Vice-Chair Marshall Lew Tim McCrink/Jennifer Thornburg

Consulting Members:
Moh Huang Tony Shakal

OSHPD Representatives:
Roy Lobo

Meeting Date(s):
April 23 – meeting completed
October 29

● Identify new hospital buildings to be instrumented ● Explore reporting programs for instrumented buildings ● Explore development of early warning programs/systems


Board Members:
Rami Elhassan, Chair Maryann Phipps, Vice-Chair Mike Hooper Joe LaBrie Marshall Lew Tim McCrink/Jennifer Thornburg Michael O’Connor

Consulting Members:
Michelle Malone, Salinas Valley Memorial Health

OSHPD Representatives:
Roy Lobo David Neou Carl Scheuerman Diana Scaturro Ali Sumer

Meeting Date(s):
April 30 – meeting completed
June 25
September 24

● Determine whether equipment should be listed on plans ● Evaluate local seismic retrofit ordinances ● Develop PIN or OPD for moveable and mobile equipment


Board Members:
Michael O’Connor, Chair David Bliss, Vice Chair Deepak Dandekar Michael Foulkes Lou Gilpin Joe LaBrie Roy Lopez Bruce Macpherson Bruce Rainey

  • Consulting Members:
    Benjamin Broder, Kaiser Permanente ● Eric Johnson, ECOM Engineering, Inc. Michelle Malone, Salinas Valley Memorial Health

OSHPD Representatives:
Hussain Bhatia Gary Dunger Diana Scaturro Nanci Timmins Carl Scheuerman

Meeting Date(s):
May 2 – meeting completed
August 14
October 23

● Determine if CMS and CDPH standards for medical record storage are adequate Explore and propose code changes regarding building management systems

Upcoming Seminars #

No seminars scheduled at this time.  

Activities & Resources#

To see committee activities as well as previous committee meeting information, go to the HBSB Meeting Archives page.

HBSB Staff#

Ken Yu
Executive Director
(916) 440-8443

Joanne Jolls
Support Staff
(916) 440-8446

Evett Torres
Support Staff
(916) 440-8453

2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 800
Sacramento, California 95833
(916) 440-8453
Fax (916) 324-9118