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.

Upcoming Seminars 

Repurposing Hospital Buildings Seminar

Embassy Suites Santa Ana Orange County Airport

Thursday, November 8, 2018 • 1325 E Dyer Rd. Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 241-3800

8:30 am — 4:00 pm

Registration & breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 am (schedule includes one-hour lunch)

Biltmore Hotel and Suites Santa Clara

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 •  2151 Laurelwood Rd. Santa Clara, CA 95054 • (408) 988-8411

8:30 am — 4:00 pm

Registration & breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 am (schedule includes one-hour lunch)

Registration Information

$170 per person
  • Includes breakfast, buffet lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Seating is limited to the first 150 attendees per location
  • No refunds for no-shows.
  • Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to the seminar materials a week before the Please note: Hard copies/binders will not be provided at the seminar.
  • Register by mail

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