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PREFACE
ARTICLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS*
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS*
ARTICLE III GENERAL RULES*
ARTICLE IIIa ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR AGING AND INDEPENDENCE SERVICES*
ARTICLE IIIb COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE IIIc PAST GRAND JURORS ASSOCIATION IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIj AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM*
ARTICLE IIIk AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM FOR VENDORS*
ARTICLE III l AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIm AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM -- EMPLOYMENT*
ARTICLE IIIn SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES*
ARTICLE IIIo COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIp FIRST 5 COMMISSION OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE IIIq SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS PRACTICES REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIr REGIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIs NORTH COUNTY GANG COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIt POLINSKY CHILDREN’S CENTER ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIu SAN DIEGO SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIv CHILD AND FAMILY STRENGTHENING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IV SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS*
ARTICLE IV-A ASSESSOR / RECORDER / COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE IV-B ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE IV-C ASSESSMENT HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE V AUDITOR AND CONTROLLER*
ARTICLE V-A PROCESSING AND CERTIFICATION OF ROUTINE CLAIMS*
ARTICLE VI BOUNDARY CHANGES*
ARTICLE VII BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES AND APPROPRIATION, REVENUE AND STAFFING LIMITATIONS*
ARTICLE VIIa TEMPORARY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS TO SPECIFIED AGENCIES WITHIN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE VIII CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER*
ARTICLE IX OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL*
ARTICLE X CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY*
ARTICLE X-A CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XI DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER*
ARTICLE XII COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XII-A COUNTY LIBRARIAN*
ARTICLE XII-B DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES*
ARTICLE XII-C CITY/COUNTY TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURAL/URBAN ISSUES AND PESTICIDES*
ARTICLE XII-D DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES*
ARTICLE XII-E PESTICIDE TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XII-F COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE**
ARTICLE XIII-A DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND RECOVERY*
ARTICLE XIII-B DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XIV JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XV HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY*
ARTICLE XV-AA SAN DIEGO COUNTY EYE GNAT ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-B HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CHARGES AND FEES*
ARTICLE XV-C GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAM*
ARTICLE XVI CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XVI-A ADVISORY BOARDS*
ARTICLE XVI-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-C SAN DIEGO COUNTY FISH AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVI-D SAN DIEGO COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-E LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT ZONE NO. 2 - JULIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOSTER CARE SERVICES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-C EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVII-D WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION PROCEDURE; ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY WHISTLE BLOWER COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-E SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVIII CITIZENS LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XVIIIa GRAZING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XIX ADULT INSTITUTIONS*
ARTICLE XIXa YOUTH CORRECTION CENTER*
ARTICLE XX FEES AND CHARGES*
ARTICLE XXA JUVENILE FACILITIES*
ARTICLE XXI INTERGOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATION*
ARTICLE XXIa RULES OF CONDUCT AND PROCEDURE FOR PLANNING AND ZONING PROCESS*
ARTICLE XXIb PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XXII DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIa OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND PUBLIC GUARDIAN*
ARTICLE XXIIb DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIc DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIII DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING*
ARTICLE XXIIIa RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XXIV PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT*
ARTICLE XXIV-A REGISTRAR OF VOTERS*
ARTICLE XXV SHERIFF*
ARTICLE XXVI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS*
ARTICLE XXVIa OUT-OF-COUNTY/IN-COUNTY BUSINESS*
ARTICLE XXVId LIMITATIONS ON MAKING GIFTS AND PROVIDING MEALS OR BEVERAGES*
ARTICLE XXVIe REIMBURSEMENTS AND ALLOWANCES*
ARTICLE XXVII BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XXVIII COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE*
ARTICLE XXVIIIa CODE OF ETHICS*
ARTICLE XXVIIId CONFLICT OF INTEREST INVOLVING FUNDING OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS*
ARTICLE XXIX [ORDINANCES REPEALED]*
ARTICLE XXX DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXXI PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS*
ARTICLE XXXII CABLE TELEVISION REVIEW COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XXXIII COUNTY HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE XXXIV COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY*
ARTICLE XXXV NOISE CONTROL HEARING BOARD*
ARTICLE XXXVI LITIGATION*
ARTICLE XXXVII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXVIII DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE DEFENSE COUNSEL*
ARTICLE XXXVIII-A DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXIX DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT*
ARTICLE XXXIX-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY HOUSING, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XXXIX-B MOBILE HOME ISSUES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XL SAN DIEGO COUNTY PALOMAR AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLI REMOVAL OF STRIKING EMPLOYEES*
ARTICLE XLI-A COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE XLII SAN DIEGO COUNTY INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XLIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER (CAC) PARKING LOT AD HOC COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL GROWTH AND PLANNING REVIEW TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XLV TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT*
ARTICLE XLVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD ON AIDS/HIV*
ARTICLE XLVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION*
ARTICLE XLVIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY MILITARY AND VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XLIX SANTA FE VALLEY WORKING GROUP*
ARTICLE L THE TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR ELIGIBILITY AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS*
ARTICLE LI SAN DIEGO COUNTYWIDE MOBILEHOME TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE LIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMEK HEFER SISTER COUNTY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE LIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOLID WASTE HEARING PANEL*
ARTICLE LV SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVII DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY*
ARTICLE LIX SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LX SAN DIEGO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LXI SAN DIEGO COUNTY FALLBROOK AIRPARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE LXII OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES*
ARTICLE LXIII PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT OF 2011*
CODE COMPARATIVE TABLE
STATE LAW REFERENCE TABLE
San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances
San Diego County Comprehensive Ordinances
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Policy Manual
SEC. 233.   FUNCTIONS OF THE AGENCY.
   The Agency Director shall administer programs of health and human services through the departments, divisions, and geographic service regions which comprise the Agency in a manner which integrates the administration and delivery of these services to assure efficiency, effectiveness, accessibility, and quality. The Health and Human Services Agency succeeds to, assumes and shall function as, and may be referred to as, all of the following organizations as these organizations are referenced in County, State or federal statute, ordinance, or regulation: County Mental Health Department; County Health Department; County Public Health Department; County Alcohol Program; County Drug Abuse Program; County Behavioral Health Department; County Agency and Department for the Administration of Public Social Services; County Welfare Department; the Area Agency on Aging; and Housing and Community Development Services. The Agency Director shall provide proper planning, coordination and direction for:
   (1)   Services for senior citizens.  The Agency Director shall delegate to a separate administrative unit the functions of the Area Agency on Aging. This separate administrative unit shall be a department of the Agency and shall be referred to as "Aging & Independence Services."  The Agency Director shall administer programs to provide proper planning, coordination and direction for activities and services provided by the County for senior citizens. Such activities may be authorized by federal, State or local laws, and shall be governed by those laws as well as applicable rules, regulations, guidelines, agreements and policies made pursuant to said laws. Those activities shall include but not be limited to the following:
      (a)   Preparation of an Area Plan and any other plans necessary to ensure that legal mandates for planning are met, and the service needs of senior citizens are identified and documented.
      (b)   Establishment of a network of comprehensive and coordinated services for the elderly through contracts and other working agreements with service providers, as well as through direct services where appropriate and authorized by laws or waivers of laws or regulations.
      (c)   Provision of support and technical assistance to individuals and groups desiring to develop the capacity to provide services to senior citizens.
      (d)   Other activities which may from time to time be required by laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, agreements or policies.
      (e)   The provision of all necessary administrative and clerical support to the Aging and Independence Services Advisory Council, and other advisory boards as directed by the Agency Director.
   (2)   Health services activities provided by the County to respond to mental health, physical health, public/community health, and alcohol and other drug abuse service needs. The Agency shall enforce all County ordinances and State laws pertaining to health matters, and all orders, quarantine regulations and rules prescribed by the State Department of Health Services and all statutes pertaining to public health and vital statistics. Those activities shall include but not be limited to the following:
      (a)   The administrative supervision and control of the following:
         (i)   Edgemoor Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility;
         (ii)   County behavioral health programs, including alcohol and drug abuse;
         (iii)   Provision of medical care to qualified individuals;
         (iv)   Medical and nursing services for other County departments.
      (b)   The maintenance of complete records of all persons admitted to or treated by facilities operated by the Agency. Such records shall be confidential and their contents shall only be disclosed in compliance with State and federal laws and regulations.
      (c)   The provision of emergency care consisting of measures to that are episodic or acute in nature to any person brought to any emergency facility established within the Agency for such purposes.
      (d)   The admission of patients to institutional care under the following circumstances:
         (i)   Any person falling within the provision of Division 5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
         (ii)   An emergency patient whose condition does not permit a patient being moved to private care.
         (iii)   Any person who requires care not available through private facilities in the community for financial or other reasons.
         (iv)   Any person falling within the provision of contracts established between the County of San Diego and another agency.
         (v)   Wards of the juvenile courts.
         (vi)   Any person presented in compliance with a court order.
         (vii)   Prisoners confined in a county jail or any city jail within the County.
         Provided, however, that no patient will be admitted to any facility of the Agency when the Agency Director or his agent finds no medical justification for such admission.
   (3)   Social services programs of welfare relief and other services required by and in conformity with State and federal statutes and regulations and as may be authorized by the Board in this code, and other applicable ordinances or regulations, including aid and relief to indigents. The Agency will perform such functions as may be assigned to it, including, but not limited to, the following:
      (a)   Determination of eligibility for cash assistance, nutrition assistance and Medi-Cal under applicable federal and State laws.
      (b)   Preparation of individuals for jobs and coordinate training programs to help clients back to self-sufficiency.
      (c)   Provision of protection and related services to children and adults who are abused, neglected or exploited, or otherwise cannot care for themselves.
      (d)   Contract with community agencies for a broad range of human care services and integrate the efforts of private organizations into a comprehensive service network.
   (4)   Identifying and addressing the needs of children, youth, and families who are in the public charge as well as children, youth and families whose safety may be at risk.
   (5)   Identifying and addressing the needs of military veterans.
   (6)   Housing and Community Development Services will provide professional and technical services in the administration of the County's federally-assisted Community Development Block Grant and Rental Assistance programs to meet the needs of low and moderate-income families; and shall monitor, and implement, if directed, the economic development policies and related economic development strategies adopted by the Board of Supervisors. The programs will be carried out in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. In providing such services, the Department will perform such functions as may be assigned to it including, but not limited to, the following:
      (a)   Prepare the necessary grant application for federal assistance for Community Development and Housing.
      (b)   Administer and coordinate the Community Development program among County Departments and participating cities.
      (c)   Administer housing assistance programs.
      (d)   Plan and administer Residential Rehabilitation and site acquisition activities.
      (e)   Prepare and implement plans and programs necessary to provide adequate housing and community development activities for the County's very low, low, and moderate-income families and to coordinate and monitor the affirmative fair housing marketing plan.
(Added by Ord. No. 8835 (N.S.), effective 11-6-97; amended by Ord. No. 8870 (N.S.), effective 3-5-98; amended by Ord. No. 9522 (N.S.), effective 1-9-03; amended by Ord. No. 10430 (N.S.), effective 6-21-16; amended by Ord. No. 10431 (N.S.), effective 7-28-16; amended by Ord. No. 10454 (N.S.), effective 2-9-17; amended by Ord. No. 10689 (N.S.), effective 12-17-20)