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(a) The hourly charges assessed to compensate the City and County for the personnel and equipment costs of an emergency response to an incident caused by an individual's intentionally wrongful conduct, or by an individual's negligent operation of a motor vehicle, boat or vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, shall he determined by the Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Communication Department and the Department of Public Health, as to their respective personnel and equipment, in consultation with the Controller, and shall be established by ordinance.
(b) The City and County shall prepare all invoices and shall take all other actions necessary to collect the costs of an appropriate emergency responses as defined in Section 10H.2. The Fire Department, Police Department and the Department of Public Health shall cooperate with designated City and County officials to collect such costs, and within 30 days of any appropriate emergency response by their personnel, shall provide to the designated officials the information necessary to prepare and deliver an invoice for the collection of the costs of such response.
(c) If an individual reimburses the City and County for the cost of an emergency response in connection with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, boat or vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, the individual is charged criminally with operation of a motor vehicle, boat or vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, and the judge or jury acquits the individual of the charge, or the District Attorney dismisses the criminal charge and that dismissal is not entered in exchange for a plea of guilty or no contest to a lesser-included offense, the City and County shall reimburse the individual for the costs of the emergency response.
(Added by Ord. 192-05, File No. 051004, App. 7/29/2005)