As a reminder, under two measures signed by the governor last
year to address perceived shortcomings uncovered by the
pandemic, hospitals are required to have a stockpile of PPE.
Assembly Bill 2537 (Rodriguez, D-Pomona) requires all acute care
hospitals to create and maintain a 90-day normal consumption
supply of PPE beginning April 1, 2021, and Senate Bill 275 (Pan,
D-Sacramento) requires, among other things, hospitals to maintain
an even larger stockpile of PPE in the future (45-day surge