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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Charter
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
CHAPTER 15:
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
 
Definitions.
Established Pursuant to State Law.
To Be Administered by Director of Health; Powers and Duties of Director.
Behavioral Health Commission – Composition and Appointment of Members.
Behavioral Health Commission – Terms and Removal.
Behavioral Health Commission – Powers and Duties.
Services Which May Be Provided.
Mental Health Services.
Alcoholism Programs – Administration.
AIDS and HIV Policy.
AIDS Information and Education.
Responsibility of Director of Health.
Mental Health Services for Indigent and Uninsured.
Training Programs.
Volunteer Auxiliaries; Use of Space for Gift Shop and Other Facilities.
Agreements with Volunteers for Medical Services.
Agreements for Use of Emergency Medical Service Communications Center.
 
SEC. 15.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of Chapter 15, certain words and phrases shall be construed as hereafter defined. Words in the singular include the plural, and words in the plural shall include the singular. Words in the present tense shall include the future.
   (a)   Department. The term "Department" means the Department of Public Health of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (b)   Director of Health. The term "Director of Health" includes the Director of Health, or his or her designee.
(Added by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.10.  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO STATE LAW.
   There is hereby established the Community Mental Health Service in the City and County, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 9000 to 9058 of the Welfare and Institutions Code of the State of California (the Short-Doyle Act).
(Ord. No. 193-58, Sec. 1; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.11.  TO BE ADMINISTERED BY DIRECTOR OF HEALTH; POWERS AND DUTIES OF DIRECTOR.
   The Community Mental Health Service in the City and County shall be administered by the Director of Health for the City and County. The Director shall have the following powers and duties:
   (a)   Chief Executive Officer. The Director shall serve as chief executive officer of the Community Mental Health Service and shall be responsible to the Board of Supervisors.
   (b)   General Supervision. The Director shall exercise general supervision over mental health services and facilities furnished, operated or supported as part of the Community Mental Health Service in the City and County.
   (c)   Recommendations to Board of Supervisors. The Director shall recommend to the Board of Supervisors, after consultation with the Advisory Board, the provisions of services, establishment of facilities, contracting for service or facilities and other matters necessary or desirable to accomplish the purpose of the Community Mental Health Service.
   (d)   Annual Report. The Director shall submit an annual report to the Board of Supervisors, reporting all activities of the Community Mental Health Services, including a financial accounting of expenditures and a forecast of anticipated needs for the ensuing year.
   (e)   Studies. The Director shall carry on such studies as may be appropriate for the discharge of duties, including the control and prevention of psychiatric disorders.
(Ord. No. 193-58; Sec. 2; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.12.  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMISSION – COMPOSITION AND APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS.
   (a)   There is hereby established a mental health board pursuant to the requirements of California Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 5604 et seq., to be known as the Behavioral Health Commission (“Commission”).
   (b)   The Commission shall consist of 17 members. Each member of the Board of Supervisors shall appoint a member of the Commission. The Board of Supervisors shall appoint the remaining six members, one of whom shall be a member of the Board of Supervisors.
   (c)   As required by California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5604, at least nine members of the Commission shall be consumers or the parents, spouses, siblings, or adult children of consumers, with at least four members being consumers and at least four other members being family of consumers. For purposes of this subsection (c), “family” includes domestic partners and significant others. For purposes of this subsection, a “consumer” is a person who has received mental health and/or substance use services in San Francisco from any program operated or funded by the City, from a State hospital, or from any public or private nonprofit mental health agency. The Board of Supervisors member position shall not count in determining whether the “consumer” and “family of consumer” requirements of this subsection are met.
   (d)   In addition to the requirements of subsection (c), one member of the Commission shall be a child advocate (a family member or consumer advocate for minors who use mental health services); one member shall be an older adult advocate (a family member or consumer advocate for persons 60 years of age or older who use mental health services); and two members shall be from the following professions: psychiatry, psychology, mental health social work, nursing with a specialty in mental health, marriage and family counseling, psychiatric technology, or administrator of a hospital providing mental health services or of a community mental health facility.
   (e)   Any positions on the Commission not allocated to specific types of members may be filled by persons with experience and knowledge of the mental health system representing the public interest.
   (f)   The Commission membership shall reflect the ethnic diversity of the client population in the City. The composition of the Commission shall, to the extent feasible, represent the demographics of the City as a whole. Except as provided in subsection (g) no member of the Commission or his or her spouse shall be a full-time or part-time County employee of a County mental health service, an employee of the State Department of Health Care Services, or an employee of, or a paid member of the governing body of, a mental health contract agency.
   (g)   A consumer who has obtained employment with an employer described in subsection (f), and who holds a position in which the consumer has no interest, influence, or authority over any financial or contractual matter concerning the employer may be appointed to the Commission. Such a member shall not participate in any financial or contractual issue concerning his or her employer that may come before the Commission.
   (h)   References in the Administrative Code or other1 any other part of the Municipal Code, or any City ordinance to the Advisory Board of the Community Mental Health Services, or to the San Francisco Mental Health Board shall be deemed references to the Commission.
(Added by Ord. 98-93, App. 4/13/93; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99; Ord. 240-19, File No. 190497, App. 10/18/2019, Eff. 11/18/2019)
CODIFICATION NOTE
1.   So in Ord. 240-19.
SEC. 15.13.  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMISSION – TERMS OF REMOVAL.
   (a)   Except for the Board of Supervisors member, the term of each member of the Behavioral Health Commission (“Commission”) shall be for three years. Nothing shall preclude any member from resigning, and the term of office of any member may be terminated for the reasons and subject to the procedures set forth in this Section 15.13.
   (b)   No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. A member shall be deemed to have served a term only if he or she serves at least 18 months of a term.
   (c)   The term of office of a member appointed by an individual Board of Supervisors member is not affected by the Board of Supervisors member no longer continuing in that office.
   (d)   A member shall be removed from office if he or she is absent for four meetings in one year, unless the Commission grants that person a leave of absence. The Commission may grant leaves of absence for one or more meetings. Upon determining that a member has been absent for four meetings in a 12-month period and that no leave of absence had been granted for these meetings, the Commission shall provide written notification to the Board of Supervisors. Upon receipt of the notification, the position shall be deemed vacant.
   (e)   The Commission may recommend to the Board of Supervisors that a member be removed from the Commission on the grounds that the member’s conduct is seriously disruptive of the functioning of the Commission. Once the Commission makes such a recommendation, the Board of Supervisors may remove a member from the Commission if it determines that the member’s conduct is seriously disruptive of the functioning of the Commission.
(Added by Ord. 98-93, App. 4/13/93; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99; Ord. 240-19, File No. 190497, App. 10/18/2019, Eff. 11/18/2019)
SEC. 15.14.  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMISSION – POWERS AND DUTIES.
   (a)   The Behavioral Health Commission (“Commission”) shall:
      (1)   Review and evaluate the City and County’s mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems;
      (2)   Review any City and County agreements entered into pursuant to California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5650;
      (3)   Advise the Board of Supervisors, the Health Commission, the Director of Health, and the Director of Behavioral Health Services, as to any aspect of the local behavioral health program;
      (4)   Review and approve the procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the planning process;
      (5)   Review the procedures used to ensure the involvement of interested members of the behavioral health community and the public in the development of the budget for behavioral health services and report on the matter to the Board of Supervisors;
      (6)   Submit an annual report to the Board of Supervisors on the needs and performance of the City and County’s behavioral health system;
      (7)   Review and make recommendations on applicants for the appointment of Director of Behavioral Health Services. The Commission shall be included in the selection process prior to the selection of a person to fill this position;
      (8)   Review and comment on the City and County’s performance outcome data and communicate its findings to the State Mental Health Commission;
      (9)   Assess the impact of the realignment of services from the State to the City and County on services delivered to clients and on the local community; and
      (10)   In accordance with California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5848(b), conduct a public hearing on the Adult and Older Adult Mental Health System of Care Act, California Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 5845-5848, draft three-year program and expenditure plan, and annual updates at the close of the 30-day comment period, as set forth in California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5857(a). The Commission shall review the adopted plan or update(s) to the plan, and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, the Health Commission, the Director of Health, and the Director of Behavioral Health Services.
   (b)   Members of the Commission shall abstain from voting on any issue in which the member has a financial interest as defined in California Government Code Section 87103. The Commission is subject to the provisions of California Government Code Sections 54950 et seq. relating to the conduct of open meetings by local agencies.
(Added by Ord. 98-93, App. 4/13/93; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99; Ord. 240-19, File No. 190497, App. 10/18/2019, Eff. 11/18/2019)
SEC. 15.15.  SERVICES WHICH MAY BE PROVIDED.
   The Community Mental Health Service may provide any or all the following services for the City and County:
   (a)   Out-patient psychiatric clinics for those who are unable to obtain private care, including referrals by physicians and surgeons.
   (b)   In-patient psychiatric services for those who are unable to obtain private care, including referrals by physicians and surgeons.
   (c)   Rehabilitation services for patients with psychiatric illnesses for those who are unable to obtain private care, including referrals by physicians and surgeons.
   (d)   Information services to the general public and educational services furnished by qualified mental health personnel to schools, courts, health and welfare agencies, probation departments and other appropriate public or private agencies or groups authorized in the approved plan for Community Mental Health Services.
   (e)   Psychiatric consultant services to public or private agencies for the promotion and coordination of services that preserve mental health and for the early recognition and management of conditions that might develop into psychiatric illnesses.
   (f)   Any other services which are now or which may be subsequently permitted by the Short-Doyle Act (Sections 9000 to 9058 of the State Welfare and Institutions Code).
(Ord. No. 193-58, Sec. 5; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.16.  MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
   (a)   Legislative Intent. By enacting this Section the Board of Supervisors declares its intent to more specifically delineate the long-range planning and budgetary uses of the San Francisco Community Mental Health Services Plan. This Section shall be construed as an expression of the policy of the Board of Supervisors with regard to the Community Mental Health Services Plan, but shall not be construed as an enactment of specific legal provisions. Nothing in this Section shall supplant existing law. Upon passage of this Section, the Department of Public Health and the Health Commission shall take whatever steps are necessary to implement the policies contained in this Section.
   (b)   Standards. Prior to the submission to the Board of Supervisors of the City and County budget, the Department of Public Health shall establish a mental health service priority schedule to be included in its San Francisco Community Mental Health Services Plan.
      The Plan shall intend as a goal, the reduction of reliance on acute hospital care through the development of a comprehensive range of noninstitutional community services which meet the California Mental Health Services Act mandate of provision of services in the least restrictive settings.
      The County Mental Health Plan shall include:
      (1)   A stratagem for addressing any current overuse of State hospitals, detailing specific steps necessary to assess the capacity of the City to operate within allocated State hospital patient days. This in no way is to preclude the City from arranging for increased State hospital allocations if required.
      (2)   A proposed maximum number of acute inpatient beds, exclusive of those at State hospitals, per 100,000 City population. This proposed use level shall be consistent with accepted state-wide standards for inpatient use, and shall reflect current use levels as well as any factors which uniquely affect inpatient utilization levels for San Francisco mental health clients.
      (3)   A proposed maximum number of skilled nursing care beds per 100,000 City population. The proposed use level shall be consistent with the policy to serve clients, to the maximum extent possible, within the City as well as the policy to serve mental health clients in least restrictive, community settings.
      (4)   A description of the range and type of community programs and services necessary to achieve the goal of reducing reliance on acute hospital services and other institutional levels of care. Emphasis shall be made on the use of mental health services to achieve the highest degree of independent functioning by clients in the community. The description shall reflect a commitment to the development of services, at all levels, which are responsive to the needs of cultural and linguistic minorities including implementation of planning specifically for minority services. The range of service elements shall include, but not be limited to:
         (A)   Emergency services, crisis intervention, screening and evaluation;
         (B)   Levels of residential treatment services including acute alternatives, long-term residential services, transitional residential services, and cooperative housing programs;
         (C)   Day treatment services;
         (D)   Levels of vocational programs including pre-vocational services, transitional employment programs, and job placement;
         (E)   Outpatient services;
         (F)   Case management services which address the requirement for continuity of care and ongoing community support for a broad range of mental health clients;
         (G)   Socialization services;
         (H)   Housing programs, including support for clients who are living independently;
         (I)   Advocacy, including ongoing assurance of clients' rights protection; and
         (J)   Community outreach services, including consultation and education, community organization efforts.
      (5)   For each type of service described, there shall be stated an estimated minimum level of service necessary to achieve the goals of this Section. This may be expressed in terms of beds per 100,000 population or full-time equivalent staff (F.T.E.) per 100,000. In addition, current levels of service in each category shall be compared to projected minimum level goals to establish areas of programmatic need.
      (6)   The development of the full range of required levels of care, including the implementation of maximum bed levels described in (1) and (2) above, should be accomplished by July 1, 1990. This shall include an estimate of the cost of maintaining current levels of necessary services as well as required funding to provide the full range of required services described in the County Plan. This estimate shall include the identification of funding shifts from existing inpatient and skilled nursing categories to achieve the service goals for services described in Subsection (4) above.
      (7)   At all levels of the County Plan, specific attention shall be paid to addressing the current capacity, and the projected need, to assure cultural, ethnic and linguistic relevance and responsiveness of City and County mental health services. Specifically:
         (i)   All existing and new programs shall have bilingual and bicultural staffing in adequate proportions in relationship to their community population and need. At minimum, there shall be parity in terms of staffing on all levels including administrative, clerical and clinical. In addition, all non-minority staff who are involved in the provision of services to minority groups shall be qualified to do so.
         (ii)   All programs shall indicate the cultural relevance of the treatment procedures including the availability of services or programming in culturally relevant languages, sensitivity toward particular elements within the cultures served, in-service training of staffing for administrative, clerical and clinical staff, and minority consultation and supervision. All changes in programming shall address the specific effects of such modifications on minorities both linguistically and culturally.
      (8)   The range and type of services required to meet the special mental health needs of mentally disabled clients with substance abuse problems. Specific attention shall also be paid to the development of services to address the mental health issues related to AIDS and associated problems including mental health clients with AIDS or ARC and mental health clients with AIDS or ARC and substance abuse.
      (9)   Programs serving children and adolescents shall follow the guidelines and principles set forth in this Section and, in addition, shall meet the following criteria unique to this population:
         (i)   The programs shall, to the maximum extent feasible, be designed so as to reduce the disruption and promote the reintegration of the family unit of which the child is a part;
         (ii)   The programs shall have an education focus and shall demonstrate specific linkage with community education resources; and
         (iii)   The programs shall contain a specific follow-up component.
      (10)   The range and type of services required to meet the special mental health needs of geriatric clients and of children and youth.
      (11)   A plan for addressing, at all levels of service, the mental health needs of individuals in the criminal justice system.
      (12)   A plan for incorporating self-help concepts and significant involvement of consumer participation at all levels of service in the mental health system.
      (13)   A management plan to develop and implement a method of coordination of the entire range of services so that all levels of care are reviewed and monitored to assure continual accountability of all program elements in the effort to achieve system goals. This shall include the coordination of inpatient services at San Francisco General and Laguna Honda Hospitals with the full range of community resources.
(Added by Ord. 25-88, App. 1/28/88; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.17.  RESERVED.
(Added by Ord. 467-87, App. 12/3/87; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99; repealed by Ord. 177-11, File No. 110809, App. 9/21/2011, Eff. 10/21/2011)
SEC. 15.18.  ALCOHOLISM PROGRAMS – ADMINISTRATION.
   The Department of Public Health of the City and County of San Francisco is designated as the agency with the responsibility for the administration of alcoholism programs in the City and County of San Francisco pursuant to Section 11800 of the California Health and Safety Code.
(Res. No. 591-68, App. 8/27/68; codified by Ord. 193-74, App. 4/18/74; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.19.  RESERVED.
(Added by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99; repealed by Ord. 177-11, File No. 110809, App. 9/21/2011, Eff. 10/21/2011)
SEC. 15.20.  AIDS AND HIV POLICY.
   It is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco to reduce the spread of AIDS and HIV infection and to increase employees general understanding of the nature of the transmission and the illness associated with the infection.
(Added by Ord. 4-88, App. 1/7/88; Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.21.  AIDS INFORMATION AND EDUCATION.
   The heads of the various departments, offices, and commissions of the City and County, shall make available information about educational programs on, and for the diagnosis, prevention, and control of, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) to all City and County employees.
(Added by Ord. 4-88, App. 1/7/88; Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.22.  RESPONSIBILITY OF DIRECTOR OF HEALTH.
   The Director of Health, or his or her designee, shall be responsible for implementing and assessing an educational program about AIDS addressed to City employees. Funds for this program shall be from existing sources. All departments, officers and employees of the City and County of San Francisco shall assist the Director of Health in the implementation of this ordinance.
(Added by Ord. 4-88, App. 1/7/88; Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.23.  MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR INDIGENT AND UNINSURED.
   (a)   Findings. The City and County of San Francisco is committed to protecting public mental health services for indigent and uninsured mentally ill residents of San Francisco. If timely, effective and coordinated mental health treatment is not provided to indigent and uninsured residents who are not seriously mentally ill, those residents are at risk of becoming seriously mentally ill and hence requiring more expensive and comprehensive mental health care from San Francisco.
   (b)   Standards. The Department shall provide a single standard of mental health services access and care for indigent and uninsured residents of the City and County of San Francisco and Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are residents of the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 194-05, File No. 051030, App. 7/29/2005)
SEC. 15.100.  TRAINING PROGRAMS.
   The Director of Health, subject to the approval of the Health Commission, is authorized to enter into agreements with the authorized representatives of any educational program having accredited programs of instruction for medical workers in the allied health professions.
   Such agreements shall provide that the Department will accept only that number of students at each facility, for any period of time, that can be trained without interference with the normal functioning of each facility; and that the Department will not be responsible for travel or other expenses of students or their instructors by reason of this relationship.
(Added by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.101.  VOLUNTEER AUXILIARIES; USE OF SPACE FOR GIFT SHOP AND OTHER FACILITIES.
   The Director of Health, with the approval of the Health Commission, may authorize the use of space at San Francisco General Hospital by the San Francisco General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, at Laguna Honda Hospital by the Laguna Honda Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, and at other Community Health Network institutions for the use of their volunteer auxiliaries for administrative offices and the operation of gift shops, snack shops, and other concessions as approved by the Director of Health. Such space may be provided free of rent or other charges. The Director of Health may authorize the Volunteer Auxiliaries to make modifications and improvements to such space and to install appropriate fixtures and equipment. The Volunteer Auxiliaries shall maintain sufficient insurance for the use of such space and for their activities at the hospital or institution.
   All net proceeds from the operation and sales from such concessions shall be used solely for the benefit of the patients, staff, and visitors of San Francisco General Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, or the relevant Community Health Network institution. Each Volunteer Auxiliary shall file an annual report with the Director of Health and the Health Commission which sets forth the proceeds received, the disbursements thereof, and the number and type of volunteer hours donated for the year. In addition, each Volunteer Auxiliary shall have an independent audit performed each year and shall provide a copy of the audit report to the Director of Health and the Health Commission.
(Amended by Ord. 265-85, App. 5/30/85; Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.102.  AGREEMENTS WITH VOLUNTEERS FOR MEDICAL SERVICES.
   The Director of Health is hereby authorized to enter into and execute written agreements on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco with persons who agree to provide services voluntarily to the homeless or to patients treated at Department of Public Health Facilities, including hospital facilities, under the clinical supervision of a City employee, including but not limited to physicians providing medical care. These agreements may provide that the volunteer is an employee of the City and County of San Francisco for purposes of the Tort Claims Act. The Director of Health shall, on an annual basis, report to the Risk Manager the circumstances under which the volunteers are selected, the protocols under which they operate, the location of operations, and any other information suggested by the Risk Manager to enable the Risk Manager to assess the City's potential liability for operation of this medical services program.
(Added by Ord. 531-88, App. 12/16/88; amended by Ord. 418-89, App. 11/17/89; Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.103.  AGREEMENTS FOR USE OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER.
   The Director of Health, with the approval of the Health Commission, is authorized to execute agreements with hospitals and ambulance companies permitting communication by said hospitals and ambulance companies by voice and radio telemetry through City and County's communications center.
(Amended by Ord. 265-85, App. 5/30/85; Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99)
SEC. 15.104.  MENTAL HEALTH SF.
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Publisher's Note:This section has been ADDED by new legislation (Ord. 300-19 , approved 12/20/2019, effective 1/20/2020, operative conditional, see Sec. 3 of ordinance). The text of the section will be included below when the enacting legislation is effective.
 
(Added by Ord. 29-97, App. 2/7/97; amended by Ord. 337-99, File No. 992043, App. 12/30/99; redesignated as Sec. 21.43 and amended by Ord. 176-14, File No. 140596, App. 8/7/2014, Eff. 9/6/2014)