Hospital Supplier Diversity Reporting Program

Overview

Health and Safety Code Section 1339.85-1339.87 requires the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) to develop and administer a Hospital Supplier Diversity Reporting Program to collect and post hospital supplier diversity reports explaining the hospital’s supplier diversity statement and procurement efforts regarding certified minority, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and disabled veteran business enterprises.

Hospitals, with operating expenses over a specified amount, are required to annually submit a report to HCAI on their minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprise procurement efforts. HCAI is required to maintain a link on the HCAI website that provides access to the content of hospital supplier diversity reports to the public. See link under the Find Hospital Supplier Diversity Reports section below.

Submit Hospital Supplier Diversity Reports

Hospital Supplier Diversity Reports must be submitted annually by July 1 in the report collection system, the Hospital Disclosures and Compliance (HDC) System. HCAI will no longer accept emailed or mailed hard copy reports. Report submitters should register through the HDC System. The instructions for creating an account and associating with a facility can be located in the HDC System and Hospital Supplier Diversity Report Resource Manual under the Additional Resources section below.

To submit a report, click the link below.

Request an Extension

A hospital may request, a 30-day extension to file the report due to unintended or unforeseen delays in the Hospital Disclosures and Compliance System.

Late Submission

Health and Safety Code Section 1339.87 authorizes HCAI to impose a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) per day for failure to file a timely report.  Penalties imposed may be appealed pursuant to current appeals processes provided by Health and Safety Code Sections 128770 and 128775.

Find Hospital Supplier Diversity Reports

Submitted Hospital Supplier Diversity Reports and HCAI’s data summary can be accessed using the links below.

Additional Resources

Upcoming Activities

2022 – OCTOBER TO DECEMBER

  • Regulations become effective on October 1, 2022.
  • Publish Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission recommendations to HCAI website. 
  • Conduct analysis of 2nd year reports.
  • Convene Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission to review and discuss 2nd year reports.

2023 – JANUARY TO MARCH

  • Convene Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission.

2023 – APRIL TO JUNE

  • Convene Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission.

2023 – JULY TO SEPTEMBER

  • 2022 Hospital Supplier Diversity Reports due July 1, 2023.
  • Finalize collection of 3rd year hospital reports. 
  • Convene Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission.

Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission (HSDC)

As required by Health and Safety Code Section 1339.88, HCAI is responsible for convening a hospital supplier diversity commission comprised of the public and health care, diversity, and procurement stakeholders to advise HCAI and the hospital industry on best methods to increase procurement with diverse suppliers within the hospital industry and to promote and provide outreach to hospitals that are actively engaged in supplier diversity issues.

To learn more about the HSDC click the link below.

Contact

For all inquiries related to the Hospital Supplier Diversity Reporting Program, please contact us via email at supplier.diversity@hcai.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 326-3830. The Hospital Supplier Diversity inbox is supported Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, excluding State of California observed holidays.

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