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By Daniel J. Alesch

The unfavourable results of usual danger occasions are stunning and transforming into. Governments are appearing to extend neighborhood resilience, decrease losses, and facilitate restoration, yet those activities don't consistently yield expected effects. This e-book is a compelling interdisciplinary research of California’s efforts to make sure that acute care hospitals continue to exist earthquakes and proceed to operate within the aftermath. The publication weaves jointly a number of threads necessary to realizing the effectiveness of public rules meant to lessen the results of traditional risk occasions: public coverage layout and management, the chance mitigation funding choice made by means of special corporations, and contextual dynamics.

"A amazing research of shortfalls within the implementation of risk-reduction coverage -- hugely readable, filled with insights, and extremely coverage relevant." Peter J. May, Donald R. Matthews uncommon Professor of yank Politics, collage of Washington, Seattle united states

"This is an outstanding e-book through 3 of the major threat mitigation researchers and needs to examining for either students and practitioners within the field."William A. Anderson, nationwide learn Council, nationwide Academy of Sciences.

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The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore Seismic Safety Commission (2004) Seismic safety in California’s schools: findings and recommendations on seismic safety policies and requirements for public, private, and charter schools. State of California, Sacramento, December State of California, Legislature Web Site of Bill Information. html) Chapter 3 The Road to SB 1953 Just as the 1933 Field Act established standards for building new schools but ignored school buildings that were built before that date, the Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act of 1973 established standards for building new acute care hospitals but ignored hospital buildings that were built before it was enacted.

6) was a significant temblor. It jolted not only residents, but policy makers as well. The San Fernando Veterans Administration Hospital, built of unreinforced masonry in 1925 and never retrofitted, collapsed during the earthquake with the loss of 49 lives. Other hospitals experienced significant damage as well. The Olive View Hospital in the San Fernando Valley was virtually brand new, having been dedicated just a month before the earthquake. 1 Waypoints Along the Road to Enactment 31 structural and nonstructural damage occurred.

California has a long history of enacting and trying to implement legislation requiring retrofit of existing, privately owned buildings. Keeping those various laws and ordinances requiring retrofit in force and implementing the policies has been particularly difficult, even in California, where frequent earthquakes remind residents of their vulnerability. Moreover, extraordinary changes have occurred in the healthcare industry during administration of SB 1953. Thus, the case presents an excellent opportunity to facilitate examination of our three fundamental questions.

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