Special Seismic Certification

OSHPD Specific Requirements

The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) enforces IBC requirements for SSC except that they reduce the required scope of certifications.

For the 2007 CBC, OSHPD issued CAN 2-1708A.5 which provided guidance to engineers on the performance of SSC including the explicit listing of components for which OSHPD required SSC.This listing was later incorporated directly into the 2010 CBC 1708A.4.

Many times, individuals believe OSHPD is enforcing more than is required by IBC when in fact the explicit listing of components requiring SSC can be seen as a reduction in the scope of SSC for California hospitals.

OSHPD also maintains a SSC preappoval program. Learn more about the OSHPD OSP.