The seismic safety regulations in California set to go into effect in 2030 are unfunded, which means the legislation does not specify where the money will come from to meet the stringent requirements, according to an article on the AAMC News website.
It represents the largest unfunded mandate ever passed by the state, with much of the burden falling on hospitals and healthcare systems.
California’s hospitals have already spent billions of dollars to retrofit existing buildings or construct new ones.
The next phase could prove even costlier. It is estimated that the cost of meeting the 2030 requirements will run between $34 billion and $143 billion.
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