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San Francisco Health Commission

As the governing and policy-making body of the Department of Public Health, the San Francisco Health Commission is mandated by City & County Charter to manage and control the City and County hospitals, to monitor and regulate emergency medical services, and all matters pertaining to the preservation, promotion and protection of the lives, health and mental health of San Francisco residents.

Health Commission Rules and Regulations (In accordance with City Charter Section 4.104 - updated January, 2012)

Health Commission Attendance Policy, and Resolution 15-2006, approved November 21, 2006

Amended Health Commission Procedures for the Community Health Care Planning Ordinance (Proposition Q), effective November 18, 2008

Department of Public Health and Health Commisison Statement of Incompatible Activities

The Mayor of San Francisco appoints Health Commissioners to four-year terms. Listed below are the Health Commissioners.


Membership list, as of January 17, 2017::

Edward A. Chow M.D., President
Cecilia Chung
Dan Bernal
Judith Karshmer, Ph.D, PMHCNS-BC
James Loyce, Jr., M.S.
David J. Sanchez, Jr., Ph.D.

The Health Commission mailing address is:

101 Grove Street, Room 309
San Francisco, CA 94102
phone - 415-554-2666
fax - 415-554-2665


Biographies of Health Commission Members

Committee Assignments for Health Commissioners (current as of 1/18)

Health Commission Meeting Dates 2018


Full Health Commission meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 101 Grove Street,

room 300, at 4pm. Meeting dates are subject to change. Call the Health Commision Office at

(415) 554-2666 for general information or to confirm individual meetings.

Note: Meetings are sometimes cancelled or rescheduled. Call the Commission Office at 554-2666 to confirm meeting dates/times.

Call the Commission Office at 554-2666 to confirm meeting dates/times.

The email address for the Health Commission is