What Is It?
- AB 2511 became law September 29, 2022, requiring California’s Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) to be compliant with updated backup power rules by January 1, 2024.
- Rules extend the requirement for on-site backup power available fuel supply from withstanding a 6-hour outage to a minimum of 96 hours (4 days).
- Emergency backup power systems are now required to include building cooling systems and nursing facilities in order to maintain a safe temperature throughout an outage.
What do Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) need to do?
A Policy Intent Notice (HCAi PIN 74) clarifying the impacts of the new law was issued December 12, 2022 by the Department of Health Care Access and Information, available here.
How We Can Help
- Assessment: We recommend starting with a professional assessment of your current backup power systems and their ability to satisfy the updated requirements. Our team of generator experts are available by phone and site visit to perform a thorough review and are experienced in coordinating with architects and engineers as necessary.
- Recommendations: Should your existing system need to be upgraded or replaced, we will develop options for you and outline the most important considerations. Here is a general guide for understanding when to replace an existing generator.
- Sales and Installation: Our team assists with permitting and handles the ordering of all necessary equipment before managing the installation process for you. Review this page for guidance regarding the process involved and expected lead times.
We want to help you understand and respond to this new requirement. Every question is relevant, so don’t hesitate to contact us.