SB 499 Reporting Form Requirements Webinar CD
Improved processes and guidance for reporting accuracy

Webinar Recorded Live September 6, 2012
Program Rated 4 out of 5 by participants


The November 1 filing deadline for the SB 499 report is approaching. Hospitals seeking seismic retrofit relief have been completing this online form annually for the last two years.

The filing of the SB 499 form is required by law to assess the status of hospital seismic compliance. The form contains many questions that require careful thought and submission of complex data. Recently, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) made improvements to the reporting process.

To help hospitals understand the changes to the SB 499 online reporting, representatives from OSPHD take participants step-by-step, through the reporting process. They also share insights on what they are looking for in reporting information and provide tips on how to complete the form effectively and efficiently.

Recommended for:

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Facility Managers, Health Care Architects, Structural, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Construction Project managers, Inspectors of Record, All Other Members of the Construction Project Team.

Program approved by:

The American Institute of Architects California Council
Association of California Nurse Leaders
California Society for Healthcare Engineering
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Hospital Association of Southern California
Hosptial Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties
United Hospital Association


Walking through the SB 499 online reporting form 

  • What is new
  • What to have before getting started
  • New hospital definitions — removal, retrofit, or replace
  • Understanding the intent of the questions
  • Submissions and changes

Most common mistakes and how to avoid them

Lessons learned, why accuracy is more important than ever

  • Fines for incomplete or late submissions
  • How to avoid project delays
  • Accuracy of reporting to reflect compliance status


Paul Coleman, Architect, is the deputy director for the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Facilities Development Division (FDD). As deputy director, Mr. Coleman is the chief building official for California’s hospitals — more than 4,000 buildings located at 1,709 health care facilities under FDD jurisdiction statewide. Prior to assuming the role of deputy director in 2009, Mr. Coleman served as OSHPD’s southern California deputy division chief in the FDD. There he was responsible for planning and directing work of the program staff, and assisted in the formulation and implementation of policies related to enforcement of the Seismic Safety Act. Mr. Coleman is a licensed architect and general contractor in the state of California.

Brett W. Beekman, SE, is a district structural engineer for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). Mr. Beekman has 25 years of experience in structural engineering and design. Currently, he is involved in the generation of the online report that OSHPD has made available to hospital facilities to meet the reporting requirements of SB 499. Further duties include interaction with hospital facilities regarding the reporting requirements of SB 499, management of all Structural Contract Out contracts, development of secondary structural typical details for use on hospital projects and structural review of documents submitted for plan check.

Chris Tokas SE, F. SEOC, is deputy division chief of Northern California operations for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Mr. Tokas has 25 years of experience in structural engineering and design, with special emphasis in the areas of seismic evaluation, analysis, and retrofit. He has designed and managed seismic upgrade projects for a wide variety of public, private, and institutional clients and has been involved in all phases of seismic risk reduction programs, including development of criteria, evaluation of existing structural capacity, schematic design, and preparation of construction documents.