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 Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) 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 HCAI 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 HCAI 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 HCAI subscription page and select Hospital Building Safety Board or its Committees to receive news and information.

HBSB 2022 Full Board

Appointed Members:

  • Louise Belair, Chair
  • David Bliss, Vice-Chair
  • Bruce Clark
  • Deepak Dandekar
  • Michael Foulkes
  • Mike Hooper
  • Scott L. Jackson
  • David Khorram
  • Pete Kreuser
  • Michele Lampshire
  • Marshall Lew
  • Roy L. Lopez
  • Scott Mackey
  • James Malley
  • Farzad Naeim
  • Bruce Rainey

Director-Appointed Ex-Officio Members:

  • Bert Hurlbut
  • Michael O’Connor

Meeting Dates:

  • April 28
  • August 11
  • December 7 and 8

HBSB 2022 Committees

BOARD PROCEDURES COMMITTEE (Ad hoc)

Committee Members:

  • Michael Foulkes, Chair
  • VACANT, Vice Chair
  • Louise Belair
  • Bruce Rainey

HCAI Representatives:

  • Joe LaBrie
  • Carl Scheuerman

Meeting Dates:

  • January 26

CODES AND PROCESSES COMMITTEE

Board Members: 

  • Michael O’Connor, Chair
  • Roy Lopez, Vice-Chair
  • Louise Belair
  • Mike Hooper
  • Scott Jackson
  • Michele Lampshire
  • Scott Mackey
  • Jim Malley
  • Farzad Naeim

Consulting Members: 

  • Gary Dunger, Cedars Sinai Health System
  • Mark Hershberg, KPFF Consulting Engineers 

HCAI Representatives:

  • Brett Beekman
  • Larry Enright
  • Mickey Fong
  • Bill Gow
  • Roy Lobo
  • Diana Navarro
  • Carl Scheuerman
  • Nanci Timmins

Meeting Dates:

  • February 10
  • May 12
  • July 14
  • October 13

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE

Board Members:

  • Mike Hooper, Chair
  • Pete Kreuser, Vice-Chair
  • Louise Belair
  • Deepak Dandekar
  • Bert Hurlbut   
  • David Khorram 
  • Scott Mackey
  • Bruce Rainey

Consulting Members:

  • Gary Dunger, Cedars Sinai Health System
  • Bill Zellmer, Sutter Health

HCAI Representatives:

  • Hussain Bhatia
  • Monica Colosi
  • Mickey Fong
  • Bill Gow
  • Joe LaBrie
  • Cesar Ponce
  • Nanci Timmins

Meeting Dates:

  • February 23
  • May 25
  • August 17
  • October 19

ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Board Members:

  • Scott Jackson, Chair
  • VACANT, Vice-Chair
  • Louise  Belair
  • David Bliss
  • Deepak Dandekar 
  • Michael Foulkes
  • David Khorram
  • Michele Lampshire 
  • Roy Lopez
  • Bruce Rainey 

Consulting Members:

  • John Griffiths, CONTECH-CA 
  • Eric Johnson, ECOM Engineering, Inc. 
  • David Lockhart, Kaiser Permanente

HCAI Representatives:

  • Larry Enright
  • Bill Gow 
  • Carl Scheuerman
  • Jamie Schnick 
  • Nanci Timmins

Meeting Dates:

  • March 15
  • June 14
  • September 13

INSTRUMENTATION COMMITTEE

Board Members:

  • Marshall Lew, Chair
  • Bruce Clark, Vice-Chair
  • Jim Malley
  • Farzad Naeim
  • Jennifer Thornburg

Consulting Members:

  • Hamid Haddadi 
  • Moh Huang
  • Tony Shakal

HCAI Representatives:

  • Hussain Bhatia
  • Erol Kalkan
  • Roy Lobo 
  • Ali Sumer

Meeting Dates:

  • January 20- RESCHEDULED
  • January 27
  • April 7- RESCHEDULED
  • April 15
  • May 27- RESCHEDULED
  • July 5
  • October 27

STRUCTURAL AND NON-STRUCTURAL REGULATIONS COMMITTEE

Board Members:

  • Jim Malley, Chair
  • Farzad Naeim, Vice Chair
  • Bruce Clark
  • Mike Hooper  
  • David Khorram
  • Marshall Lew 
  • Michael O’Connor
  • Jennifer Thornburg 

Consulting Members:

  • Mark Hershberg, KPFF Consulting Engineers 
  • Michelle Malone, Chinese Hospital

HCAI Representatives:

  • Joe LaBrie
  • Roy Lobo
  • David Neou
  • Carl Scheuerman
  • Jamie Schnick
  • Ali Sumer 

Meeting Dates:

  • January 13- Online Meeting
  • June 9- RESCHEDULED
  • June 22
  • September 22

TECHNOLOGY and research COMMITTEE

Board Members:

  • Bruce Rainey, Chair
  • Michael Foulkes, Vice-Chair
  • David Bliss
  • Deepak Dandekar
  • Bert Hurlbut
  • Roy Lopez
  • Scott Mackey
  • Michael O’Connor 

Consulting Members:

  • Benjamin Broder, Kaiser Permanente
  • Gary Dunger, Cedars Sinai Health System
  • Eric Johnson, ECOM Engineering, Inc. 

HCAI Representatives:

  • Hussain Bhatia
  • Larry Enright
  • Joe LaBrie
  • Carl Scheuerman
  • Jamie Schnick
  • Nanci Timmins

Meeting Date(s):

  • March 23- CANCELLED
  • July 27
  • November 1

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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
HBSB
(916) 440-8443
ken.yu@hcai.ca.gov

Evett Torres
HBSB
Support Staff
(916) 440-8453
evett.torres@hcai.ca.gov

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Sacramento, California 95833
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