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Many San Francisco Area Hospitals Still at Risk of Earthquake Collapse


By Cathy Jakicic Emergency Preparedness
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Some San Francisco area hospitals keep applying for — and receiving — extensions to make seismic upgrades, 12 years after the retrofit deadline of 2008, according to the SFist.  

The Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act (AB 2190) gave hospitals until 2008 to bring themselves into structural compliance. 

But the current version of the bill allows them to apply for extensions, again and again. 

 

Eight Bay Area hospitals are taking advantage of these exemptions.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page

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