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.

Full Board Meetings#

February 20 (Special Session and Leadership Training)- OSHPD Los Angeles (meeting completed)
June 20 – OSHPD Los Angeles (meeting completed)
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: 
John Donelan, OSHPD/FDD ● Mark Hershberg, KPFF Consulting Engineers 

OSHPD Representatives:
● Brett Beekman ● Chris Dickey ● 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 (meeting completed)
October 3 (meeting completed)

● 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)
November 18 
December 11 – OSHPD Sacramento only

● 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● Bert Hurlbut ● David Khorram ● Joe LaBrie ● Bruce Macpherson ● Bruce Rainey

Consulting Members:
● John Donelan, OSHPD/FDD ●  Bill Zellmer, Sutter Health

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

Meeting Date(s):
March 13 (meeting completed)
May 15 (meeting completed)
June 5 (meeting completed)
July 10 (meeting completed)
August 7 (meeting completed)
September 11 (meeting completed)
September 26 (meeting completed)
October 9 (meeting completed)
October 30 – CANCELED

● 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 David Khorram ● 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 (meeting completed)
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, Chinese Hospital

OSHPD Representatives:
Roy Lobo  Diana Navarro David Neou Carl Scheuerman Ali Sumer Richard Tannahill

Meeting Date(s):
April 30 (meeting completed)
July 22 (meeting completed)
September 24 (meeting completed)
October 31

● 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 Bert Hurlbut ● Joe LaBrie Roy Lopez Bruce Macpherson Bruce Rainey

Consulting Members:
Benjamin Broder, Kaiser Permanente ● Eric Johnson, ECOM Engineering, Inc. Michelle Malone, Chinese Hospital

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

Meeting Date(s):
May 2 (meeting completed)
August 14 (meeting completed)
October 23 – RESCHEDULED
November 21

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

Upcoming Seminars #

Remodel PLUS Seminar#
Hosted by: The Hospital Building Safety Board and The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development – Facilities Development Division#

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development receives a lot of questions about remodel projects. Remodel projects may include additions, renovations, alterations or repairs. In addition, the 2019 California Building Standards Code (2019 CBSC) reorganized and redefined some of the components for this type of project.  

Remodel PLUS… Clear Paths to Success & Working with Unknowns provides an introduction to the new 2019 CBSC existing building requirements as well as the new Remodel CAN 2-102.6. This seminar will also address planning, identify resources and clarify processes to assist in guiding design teams, owners, contractors and inspectors through the facts that define a Remodel project.

Click here for Details

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