1.3 Seismic Evaluation
All general acute care hospital owners shall perform a seismic evaluation on each hospital building in accordance with the Seismic Evaluation Procedures as specified in Articles 2 through 11 of these regulations. By January 1, 2001, hospital owners shall submit the results of the seismic evaluation to the Office for review and approval. By completing this seismic evaluation, a hospital facility can determine its respective seismic performance categories for both the Structural Performance Category (SPC) and the Nonstructural Performance Category (NPC) in accordance with Articles 2 and 11 of these regulations.
Exception: The Structural Performance Category of SPC-4D shall be established in accordance with Section 220.127.116.11.3 and the California Existing Building Code (CEBC) Sections 303A.3.4.5, 501A.3.1 and 501A.3.2 or equivalent provisions in later editions of the CEBC.
Hospital owners shall submit the seismic evaluation report to the Office by January 1, 2001. There are no provisions for submittal of the evaluation report after this date, except as provided in Section 18.104.22.168.2. The hospital owners shall submit the evaluation report in accordance with Section 7-113, "Application for Plan Report or Seismic Compliance Extension Review" and Section 7-133, "Fees" of Article 3, Chapter 7, Part 1, Title 24.
- Any hospital facility owner whose building is exempted from the structural evaluation in accordance with Section 22.214.171.124 shall not be required to submit a structural evaluation report as specified in Section 1.3.3. In lieu of the structural evaluation report, hospital owners shall submit the matrix of construction information for the specified building(s) as noted in Section 126.96.36.199 to the Office by January 1, 2001;
- Any hospital facility owner whose building is exempted from the nonstructural seismic evaluation in accordance with Section 188.8.131.52 shall not be required to submit a nonstructural evaluation report as specified in Section 1.3.4. In lieu of the nonstructural evaluation report, hospital owners shall submit the matrix of construction information for the specified building(s) as noted in Section 184.108.40.206 to the Office by January 1, 2001.
The evaluation shall consist of the Structural Evaluation and the Nonstructural Evaluation Reports. The reports shall be prepared in conformance with Part 1, Chapter 7, Title 24 and these regulations and prepared as follows:
- Reports shall be submitted in an 81/2" × 11" format;
- All site, architectural, and engineering plans shall be formatted on 11- by 17-inch sheets (folded to 81/2 by 11 inches);
- Larger sheets, if required to clearly describe the requested information, shall be appended to the reports; and
- Other supporting documents in addition to those meeting the minimum requirements of Sections 1.3.3 and 1.3.4 may be appended to the reports.
The structural evaluation report shall include the following elements:
- A description of the building, including photographs of the building, and sketches of the lateral force resisting system;
- The "General Sets of Evaluation Statements" from the Appendix;
- A synopsis of the investigation and supporting calculations that were made;
- A list of the deficiencies requiring remediation to change statement responses from false to true; and
- The SPC for the building, with comments on the relative importance of the deficiencies.
The nonstructural evaluation report shall include the following elements:
- Additional evaluations as in accordance with Section 11.01.3 will be required for any hospital owner electing to obtain a higher NPC at a future date consistent with an approved compliance plan;
- A complete nonstructural evaluation up to NPC 5 is required prior to the hospital owner selling or leasing the hospital to another party.
- Central supply areas;
- Clinical laboratory service spaces;
- Critical care areas;
- Pharmaceutical service spaces;
- Radiological service spaces; and
- Sterile supply areas.
- Domestic water supply system, including heating equipment, valving, storage facilities and piping;
- Medical gas supply system, including storage facilities, manifolding and piping;
- Fire protection system, including sprinkler systems, wet and dry standpipes, piping systems and other fire suppression systems; and
- Sanitary drainage system, including storage facilities and piping.
- Essential electrical system, including emergency fuel storage;
- Internal communication systems;
- External communication systems;
- Fire alarm systems; and
- Elevators selected to provide service to patient, surgical, obstetrical and ground floors.
- A synopsis of the evaluation and all the calculations used in the course of the evaluation for the planned level of nonstructural performance;
- A list of the deficiencies identified in the course of the evaluation for the planned level of nonstructural performance;
- Provide an 11- by 17-inch scaled Site Plan which identifies the boundaries of the facility property, locates all buildings, roadways, parking and other significant site features and improvements. Identify boundaries between buildings which were constructed at different times. For all buildings, note the names of the buildings and date of each related building permit. Provide the SPC and NPC for all buildings.
- Provide the following matrix of construction information for each building of the facility under the acute care license, include the Structural Performance Category (SPC) and Nonstructural Performance Category (NPC) for all hospital buildings (see Tables 2.5.3 and 11.1). Identify each building addition separately. For buildings constructed, reconstructed or remodeled under a building permit issued by the Office, provide the OSHPD application number and the date of the initial submittal.
|BUILDING NAME/ |
|OSHPD (or local |
building) permit date/
|BUILDING TYPE (per |