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California allows hospitals to delay seismic upgrades

 |  By HealthLeaders Media Staff  
   December 11, 2007

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has approved new rules that allow many hospitals to bypass the extremely costly building reinforcements the state ordered after a 1994 earthquake. Schwarzenegger is permitting some hospitals to keep operating until 2020 even though the state says they are most likely to crumple during a major seismic event.

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