WHEREAS, California Health and Safety Code Section 1250a provides that “a general acute care hospital that on July 1, 1983 provided required surgical and anesthesia services through a contract or agreement with another acute care hospital may continue to provide the surgical and anesthesia services through a contract or an agreement with an acute care hospital”; and,
WHEREAS, Laguna Honda Hospital is currently licensed as a general acute care hospital with a Distinct Part Nursing Facility; and,
WHEREAS, San Francisco General Hospital has historically provided the surgical and anesthesia services needed by Laguna Honda Hospital residents and patients prior to July 1, 1983 and has the facilities to provide these services; and,
WHEREAS, Laguna Honda Hospital must be rebuilt to comply with federal and state licensing and reimbursement standards and to ensure that the facility meets seismic safety standards; and,
WHEREAS, the Regional Administrator for the California Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Division has ruled that Laguna Honda Hospital may retain its general acute care license and operate the new facility without building operating rooms and a post anesthesia recovery room because the conditions set forth in California Health and Safety Code Section 1250a are satisfied; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Health Commission of the City and County of San Francisco hereby approves the continued use of surgical and anesthesia services at San Francisco General Hospital for Laguna Honda Hospital residents and patients; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Health Commission approves the execution of a new agreement between Laguna Honda Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital regarding the provision of surgical and anesthesia services at San Francisco General Hospital for Laguna Honda residents and patients.
I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the San Francisco Health Commission at its meeting of March 4, 2003.
Michele Olson, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission