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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 037-90328; Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care Services
DSR ID# 73184; South Campus Building
Citation: South Campus building, Simi Valley Hospital and Health Care Services, FEMA-1008-DR-1008, PA # 037-90328, DSR # 73184. (SHMPH Eligibility)
Cross-Reference: Subject: SHMPH Eligibility: FEMA Record:DSR # 73184.
Summary: The pre-1973 buildings at the South Campus of the Simi Valley Hospital have been denied eligibility for entrance into SHMPH because they fail to meet the Program criteria of having over 50% of their floor space devoted to Acute Care General or Psychiatric Hospital primary functions.
Issues: Does the use of the facility as a Chemical Dependency inpatient treatment facility qualify it for the Program if it is part of a licensed acute care general hospital institution?
Findings: The Program rules specify that the actual use of each building unit, not the overall licensing of the Hospital facility as a whole, is the basis for eligibility under the SHMPH criteria.
Rationale: The high level of upgrading which the Program provides is intended to focus on the kind of facilities for which immediate occupancy is required, for which it is not in this case. This is because such facilities provide the duel service after a disaster of providing for the welfare of the inpatients and those injured in the disaster.