San Francisco Department of Public Health

AGENDA
HEALTH COMMISSION MEETING
September 4, 2001
at 
3:00 p.m.
101 Grove Street, Room #300
San Francisco, CA 94102
THE BUDGET COMMITTEE OF THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE CONSENT CALENDAR ON THIS AGENDA AT 2:00 P.M. THE HEALTH COMMISSION WILL ACT ON THOSE ITEMS OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR, WHICH HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL BY THE BUDGET COMMITTEE. 
PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE TAKEN FOR EACH AGENDA ITEM.
1) CALL TO ORDER
2) PROPOSED ACTION: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 21, 2001
*Minutes of August 21, 2001
3) PROPOSED ACTION: APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE
(Commissioner David J. Sanchez, Jr., Ph.D.)
(3.1) DPH-Administration - Annual Report of Gifts Received in FY 2000-01
* Calendaring request memo/Summary of Gifts
(3.2) CHN-Primary Care - Request for approval of a four-year contract with the Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services program to provide SSI advocacy and overall administration of the Homeless Advocacy Program, in the amount of $445,808, for the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2005. 
* Calendaring request memo, Client demographic information form, Monitoring report summary
(3.3) PHP-CSAS - Request for approval to accept and expend retroactively a Center for Substance Abuse Treatment grant in the amount of $1,105,000, to expand and evaluate substance abuse treatment services, for the period of August 1, 2001 through July 31, 2002, with a sole source contract with the Regents of the University of California San Francisco for $177,300 for evaluation services for the same period.
* Calendaring request memo, Grant information form, Budget page
(3.4) PHP-AIDS Office - Request for approval of a contract renewal with Shanti Project in the amount of $395,324, to provide emotional and practical support services, for the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.
* Calendaring request memo, Client demographic information form
(3.5) PHP-AIDS Office - Request for approval of a contract renewal with San Francisco AIDS Foundation HIV Prevention Project in the amount of $585,782, to provide HIV prevention and needle exchange services, for the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.
* Calendaring request memo, Client demographic information form, Monitoring report summary
(3.6) PHP-AIDS Office - Request for approval of a contract renewal with San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the amount of $135,988, to provide HIV Prevention Telephone Hotline services, for the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.
* Calendaring request memo, Client demographic information form, Monitoring report summary
(3.7) PHP-AIDS Office - Request for approval of a contract renewal with San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the amount of $744,880, to provide client advocacy and financial benefits services, for the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.
* Calendaring request memo, Client demographic information form, Monitoring report summary
(3.8) PHP-AIDS Office - Request for approval of a sole source and new contract with Better World Advertising in the amount of $337,707, to provide a social marketing and media campaign for HIV testing, for the period of September 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.
* Calendaring request memo
(3.9) PHP-AIDS Office - Request for approval of a contract modification with Better World Advertising in the amount of $250,000 to provide services for the 'HIV Stops with Me' campaign, for the period of January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001, bringing the contract total to $307,000 for the year.
* Calendaring request memo
4) FOR DISCUSSION: DIRECTOR'S REPORT
(Mitchell H. Katz, M.D., Director of Health)
(Report on activities and operations of the Department, and may include activities within the Community Health Network and Population Health and Prevention Divisions).
*Report
5) PRESENTATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMPLOYEES RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
*List of Awardees
6) FOR DISCUSSION: MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM UPDATE
(Colleen Johnson, Acting Director, Policy and Planning)
*Update
7) FOR DISCUSSION: NURSE WORKFORCE RETAINER AND RECRUITMENT REPORT
(Gene O'Connell, Executive Administrator, SFGH)
*Report
8) OTHER BUSINESS/PUBLIC COMMENTS**
9) CLOSED SESSION
A) Public comments on all matters pertaining to the closed session**
B) Vote on whether to hold a closed session (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.11)
C) Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) 
Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation
Proposed settlement of $15,000 in the David Wellhausen v. CCSF, Superior Court, Case #303-115
D. Reconvene in Open Session
Possible report on action taken in closed session (Government Code Section 54957.1(a)2 and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(b)(2).)
Vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussions held in closed session (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(a).)
(Action Item)
10) ADJOURNMENT
* Explanatory documents are available at the Health Commission Office, 101 Grove Street, Room #311.
** Opportunity for members of the public to address the Health Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Health Commission. Additionally, public comments will be taken for each agenda item.
Disability Access
Room 300, 101 Grove Street is wheelchair accessible through the Grove Street entrance.
American sign language interpreters and readers are available with advance notice of three business days. The Department of Public Health will make every effort to accommodate requests for sound enhancement systems and alternative formats for meeting minutes and agendas. Please make these requests as far in advance as possible. For all requests contact Mariana Valdez at the Department of Public Health, Equal Employment Opportunity Program, telephone 554-2595. Late requests will be honored if possible.
In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.
For the 101 Grove Street meeting, the closest accessible station for Muni and BART is the Civic Center station. For information about MUNI services, call 673-6864. Accessible parking is located at the southwest corner of Grove and Polk Streets. 
Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance
The Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.
For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at:
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
Donna Hall, Administrator
City Hall, Room #244
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Telephone: (415) 554-7724
Fax: (415) 554-5163
E-mail: Donna-Hall@ci.sf.ca.us
Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, (listed above), the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City's web site at: www.ci.sf.ca.us.

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