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San Francisco Department of Public Health Policy & Procedures Library
Welcome to the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) Policy & Procedures Library. The Library focuses primarily on policies that apply to staff throughout DPH. The Library also includes policies that are relevant to those working on DPH contracts, our partners in providing public health and clinical services. The Library links to other webpages and websites that maintain policies for major divisions within DPH, and apply primarily to those divisions (e.g. San Francisco General Hospital).
The Policy on Development and Maintenance of Departmental Policies describes the process for the creation, review, approval, and promulgation of DPH's P&Ps. This P&P template should be used when writing new policies. Existing policies may retain their current format with the addition of the Details section (found at the beginning of the P&P Template document). The Details section includes crucial information, including, but not limited to, policy title, effective/revision date(s), policy owner name and contact information, etc.
DPH Policy on Development and Maintenance of Departmental Policies
DPH P&P Template: Attachment to DPH Policy on Development & Maintenance of Departmental Policies
The finalized DPH policies can be found listed by category or DPH unit. Each policy in the Library is listed in both sections. Please click on the link(s) to find additional information and the individual policies.