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(a) The Department of Public Health and the Planning Department shall prepare a Health Care Services Master Plan that displays and analyzes information concerning the geography (including natural features of land, weather, and water supply), demography, epidemiology, economics/finance, neighborhood characteristics, intensity of use, workforce, technology, and governmental policy pertinent to distribution, access, quality and cost of health care services in the City, including the use of the health care services by patients from outside the City, and referral of patients from the City to medical institutions located outside the City limits. Based on this information, the Health Care Services Master Plan will identify existing and anticipated future needs for health care services compared to available and anticipated resources and potential impacts on neighborhoods, and make recommendations for improving the match between needs and resources, as well as where health care services may be located within an area of the City to minimize land use burden on particular neighborhoods. The Health Care Services Master Plan shall consider neighborhood density, uses, transit and infrastructure availability, traffic characteristics, including mode split among cars, public transit, bicycles and pedestrians.
(b) The Health Care Services Master Plan shall, to the extent feasible, contain all of the following components:
(1) Health System Trends Assessment. The Health Care Services Master Plan shall describe and analyze trends in health care services with respect to the City, including but not limited to: disease and population health status; governmental policy (at the national, state, regional levels); disaster planning; clinical technology; communications technology; payment for services; sources and uses of capital for investment in services; organization and delivery of services; workforce; community obligations of providers, and any other trends that, in the discretion of the Department of Public Health, may affect availability, location, access and use of services in the City.
(2) Capacity Assessment. The Health Care Services Master Plan shall quantify the current and projected capacities of existing Medical Uses in San Francisco, including public and private facilities and for and non-profit organizations. The capacity assessment shall describe, analyze, and project resources available for emergency services, including trauma services; acute hospital services, including beds and services that require specialized facility accommodations; ambulatory care services including primary care; specialty physician services; hospital-based and free-standing urgent care services; rehabilitation, long term care and home health services; and behavioral health services including psychiatric emergency, services. In addition, the capacity assessment shall quantify "surge capacity" needs in the event of a disaster.
(3) Land Use Assessment. The Health Care Services Master Plan shall assess the supply, need and demand for Medical Uses in the different neighborhoods of the City; the potential effects or land use burdens of locating such services in particular neighborhoods; and the potential for displacement of other neighborhood-serving uses that may occur as a result of the placement of Medical Uses
(4) Gap Assessment. The Health Care Services Master Plan shall identify medical service gaps across the City and medically underserved areas for particular services with reference to geography, transportation/communication options, and unique barriers to accessing care, including but not limited to the absence of cultural competence, language, race, immigration status, gender identity, substance abuse, and public assistance.
(5) Historical Role Assessment. The Health Care Services Master Plan shall take into consideration the historical role played, if any, by medical uses in the City to provide medical services to historically underserved groups, such as minority or low income communities.
(6) Recommendations. The Health Care Services Master Plan shall include policy recommendations to promote an equitable and efficient distribution of healthcare services in the City; the elimination of healthcare service gaps and medically underserved areas; and the placement of Medical Uses within the City in a manner that is consistent with the character, needs and infrastructure of the different neighborhoods, and that promotes and protects the public health, safety, convenience and general welfare.
(Added by Ord. 300-10, File No. 101057)