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Building Standards Unit

The Facilities Development Division (FDD) Building Standards Unit is responsible for the development of administrative regulations and building standards for the construction of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, licensed clinics and correctional treatment centers in California. These regulations are developed, as necessary, to implement the provisions of the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Seismic Safety Act of 1983.

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  • Building Standards Unit staff work in conjunction with OSHPD’s architects, engineers and construction observation staff, the Hospital Building Safety Board, and interested members of the public to develop code language for new building standards and amendments to existing standards in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, California Building Standards Code. All regulatory proposals are submitted to the California Building Standards Commission for approval and adoption.


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    This page was last updated on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.