Welcome to the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI), formerly the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). All the information that was available under OSHPD is here as HCAI.

HCAI Preapproved Agency Applications (OPAA) are Available Online

Applications for HCAI Preapproved Agencies (OPAA) can now be submitted through the eServices Portal. Click below to learn more.

HCAI Facilities Development Division has four distinct preapproval programs that operate under the Structural Support Unit (SSU) and Inspection Services Unit (ISU).

HCAI Preapproval of Manufacturer’s Certification (OPM)

HCAI Special Seismic Certification Preapproval (OSP)

HCAI Preapproved Agency (OPAA)

The HCAI Preapproved Agency (OPAA) is a voluntary program for Structural Tests and Special Inspections agencies providing services to California′s Health Facilities Construction. OPAA is issued on the basis of the Agency′s accreditation or DSA-LEA approval in accordance with PIN 58:

HCAI Preapproved Details (OPD)

The HCAI Preapproved Details (OPD) are standard architectural and engineering details developed by HCAI FDD for use in California heath facilities construction, at the discretion of Registered Design Professionals (RDP).

HCAI Preapproval of Anchorage (OPA)

HCAI Preapproved Laboratory (OPL)


The HCAI Preapproved Laboratory (OPL) Program is discontinued effective July 15th, 2016. Existing OPLs shall remain valid until their expiration date. OPLs can′t be renewed after July 15, 2016.