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 select Hospital Building Safety Board or its Committees to receive news and information.

HBSB 2021 Full Board Meetings#

April 22- Virtual Meeting
August 18 – Virtual Meeting
December 8 and 9 – Sacramento

HBSB 2021 Committees#

BOARD PROCEDURES COMMITTEE (Ad Hoc)#

Committee Members:

  • Michael Foulkes, Chair
  • Pete Kreuser, Vice Chair
  • Louise Belair
  • Bruce Macpherson
  • Bruce Rainey

OSHPD Representatives:

  • Joe LaBrie
  • Carl Scheuerman

CODEs and Processes COMMITTEE#

Board Members: 

  • Michael O’Connor, Chair
  • Roy Lopez, Vice-Chair
  • Louise Belair
  • Mike Hooper
  • Scott Jackson
  • Pete Kreuser
  • Michele Lampshire
  • Bruce Macpherson
  • Jim Malley

Consulting Members: 

  • John Donelan, OSHPD/FDD
  • Mark Hershberg, KPFF Consulting Engineers 

OSHPD Representatives:

  • Brett Beekman
  • Mickey Fong
  • Bill Gow
  • Roy Lobo
  • Dave Mason
  • Diana Navarro
  • Diana Scaturro
  • Carl Scheuerman
  • Richard Tannahill
  • Nanci Timmins

Meeting Dates:

  • January 14- Virtual Meeting
  • March 11- Virtual Meeting
  • June 24- Virtual Meeting
  • September 23- TBD

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE#

Board Members:

  • Mike Hooper, Chair
  • Pete Kreuser, Vice-Chair
  • Louise Belair
  • Deepak Dandekar
  • Bert Hurlbut   
  • David Khorram 
  • Bruce Macpherson
  • Bruce Rainey

Consulting Members:

  • John Donelan, OSHPD/FDD
  • Gary Dunger, Cedars Sinai Health System
  • Bill Zellmer, Sutter Health

OSHPD Representatives:

  • Hussain Bhatia
  • Monica Colosi
  • Mickey Fong
  • Bill Gow
  • Joe LaBrie
  • Cesar Ponce
  • Diana Scaturro
  • Richard Tannahill
  • Nanci Timmins

Meeting Dates:

  • February 10- Virtual Meeting
  • May 12- Virtual Meeting
  • July 14- TBD
  • October 13- TBD

ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE#

Board Members:

  • Roy Lopez, Chair
  • Scott Jackson, Vice-Chair
  • Louise  Belair
  • David Bliss
  • Deepak Dandekar 
  • Michael Foulkes
  • David Khorram
  • Michele Lampshire 
  • Bruce Rainey 

Consulting Members:

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

OSHPD Representatives:

  • Bill Gow 
  • Dave Mason 
  • Diana Scaturro
  • Carl Scheuerman 
  • Jamie Schnick 
  • Richard Tannahill
  • Nanci Timmins

Meeting Dates:

  • January 21- Virtual Meeting
  • June 10- Virtual Meeting
  • October 7- TBD

INSTRUMENTATION COMMITTEE#

Board Members:

  • Marshall Lew, Chair
  • Bruce Clark, Vice-Chair
  • Rami Elhassan
  • Jim Malley
  • Jennifer Thornburg

Consulting Members:

  • Hammid Haddadi 
  • Moh Huang
  • Tony Shakal

OSHPD Representatives:

  • Hussain Bhatia
  • Roy Lobo 
  • Ali Sumer

Meeting Dates:

  • May 20- Virtual Meeting
  • October 28 – TBD

STRUCTURAL AND NON-STRUCTURAL REGULATIONS COMMITTEE#

Board Members:

  • Rami Elhassan, Chair
  • Jim Malley, Vice-Chair
  • Bruce Clark
  • Mike Hooper  
  • David Khorram
  • Marshall Lew 
  • Michael O’Connor
  • Jennifer Thornburg 

Consulting Members:

  • Michelle Malone, Chinese Hospital

OSHPD Representatives:

  • Joe LaBrie
  • Roy Lobo
  • David Neou
  • Carl Scheuerman
  • Jamie Schnick
  • Ali Sumer 

Meeting Dates:

  • January 27- Virtual Meeting
  • March 24- Virtual Meeting
  • June 30 – Virtual Meeting
  • September 29 – TBD

TECHNOLOGY and research COMMITTEE#

Board Members:

  • Bruce Rainey, Chair
  • Michael Foulkes, Vice-Chair
  • David Bliss
  • Deepak Dandekar
  • Bert Hurlbut
  • Roy Lopez
  • Bruce Macpherson
  • Michael O’Connor 

Consulting Members:

  • Benjamin Broder, Kaiser Permanente
  • Gary Dunger, Cedars Sinai Health System
  • Eric Johnson, ECOM Engineering, Inc. 

OSHPD Representatives:

  • Mohammad Aliaari
  • Hussain Bhatia
  • Joe LaBrie
  • Diana Scaturro
  • Carl Scheuerman
  • Jamie Schnick
  • Richard Tannahill
  • Nanci Timmins

Meeting Date(s):

  • February 4- Virtual Meeting
  • April 29- Virtual Meeting
  • July 22- TBD
  • November 10- TBD

Upcoming Webinar Series#

Please check back soon!

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
HBSB
(916) 440-8443
ken.yu@oshpd.ca.gov

Joanne Jolls
HBSB
Support Staff
(916) 440-8446
joanne.jolls@oshpd.ca.gov

Evett Torres
HBSB
Support Staff
(916) 440-8453
evett.torres@oshpd.ca.gov

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