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(a) The City and County of San Francisco ("City") authorizes the implementation of California Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 5345-5349.5 through court-ordered Assisted Outpatient Treatment ("AOT") within the City as provided in this Division II. The City finds that no voluntary mental health program serving adults, and no children's mental health program within the City will be reduced as a result of implementing AOT.
(b) As part of AOT, the City shall provide services that will conform to the requirements of California Welfare and Institutions Code § 5348, or any successor provisions. These services shall include, but are not limited to, community-based comprehensive individual service and delivery plans, which plans shall be gender, age, disability, linguistically and culturally appropriate. The plans shall provide access to housing, and be designed to allow the individual referred to AOT ("Referred Individual") to live in the most independent, least restrictive setting possible. The City shall provide AOT services in each case through a community-based multidisciplinary and highly trained mental health team ("AOT Team") with a staff-to-client ratio of no more than 10 clients per team member.
(c) The County Mental Health Director ("Director") shall create a Care Team. The Care Team shall work closely with the Referred Individual and the individual requesting the AOT petition to maximize all opportunities within AOT to engage individuals who meet AOT criteria into voluntary treatment.
(Added by Ord. 154-14, File No. 140557, App. 7/22/2014, Eff. 8/21/2014)