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

HCAI Preapproved Prefabricated Components and Systems (PCS)

The HCAI Preapproved Prefabricated Components and Systems (PCS) program is created to provide a multi-discipline preapproval for prefabricated components and systems for healthcare construction projects. This will streamline the review process for components and systems as there will be multiple disciplines that are preapproved. PCS eliminates the need for manufacturers to find a healthcare construction project to get their systems reviewed, not only saving time from repetitive plan review, but also greatly reducing uncertainty of getting approval.

Submit an Application for PCS

Submit an Application for HCAI Preapproved Prefabricated Components and Systems (PCS) by completing a PDF Application and submitting it via email

If you have questions regarding the PCS program please send an email to PPCS@hcai.ca.gov

HCAI Preapproval of Manufacturer’s Certification (OPM)

The HCAI Preapproval of Manufacturer’s Certification (OPM) is a voluntary program for review and preapproval of seismic design of supports and attachments for nonstructural components to be used in health facilities construction in California.

Submit an Application for OPM

Submit an Application for HCAI Preapproval of Manufacturer's Certification (OPM) through eServices Portal (eSP)

If you have questions regarding the OPM program please send an email to OPM@hcai.ca.gov

HCAI Special Seismic Certification Preapproval (OSP)

The HCAI Special Seismic Certification Preapproval (OSP) is a voluntary program for review and preapproval of Special Seismic Certifications to be used in health facilities construction in California.

Submit an Application for OSP

Submit an Application for HCAI Special Seismic Certification Preapproval (OSP) through eServices Portal (eSP)

If you have questions regarding the OSP program please send an email to OSP@hcai.ca.gov

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:

Submit an Application for OPAA

Submit an Application for HCAI Preapproved Agency (OPA) through eServices Portal (eSP). Please use the OPAA Quick Start Guide for instructions on creating a new OPAA, renewing an OPAA, or updating OPAA Personnel

If you have questions regarding the OPAA program please send an email to OPAA@hcai.ca.gov

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) *Discontinued

The HCAI Preapproval of Anchorage (OPA) program is discontinued effective March 1, 2013. Existing OPAs can be used for projects based on the code cycle under which OPAs were approved.