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California hospitals seek exemption from earthquake standards

Hospital Safety Insider, September 3, 2009

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Hospitals in California that are struggling financially are asking the state back off from earthquake safety rules that could close facilities that don’t meet deadlines.

Most hospitals have until 2013 to comply with state laws that require them to reinforce buildings in danger of collapsing during an earthquake and replace at-risk buildings by 2030, according to Sacramento Bee.

Hospitals in the state argue they don’t have enough money to comply with this regulation in the given time frame.

The California Hospital Association released a special report on the financial crisis, and a press release says 64% of hospitals will not be able to meet the 2013 deadline.



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