Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Compliance Unit
We are one of the compliance units within the larger SFDPH Office of Compliance & Privacy Affairs (OCPA). We implement a compliance program across Behavioral Health Services to prevent, detect and remediate non-compliance with healthcare laws and regulations.
OCPA implements the comprehensive compliance and privacy program across the San Francisco Department of Public Health. This includes a team of Compliance Officers within facilities and key sections, an Investigations team and a Privacy and Training program.
A team of auditors use structured protocols to monitor healthcare claims for overpayments, fraud, waste and abuse
A team of credentialing staff use screening and enrollment processes to verify and credential behavioral health staff and administrators
Our newsletters, training materials and "frequently visited resources"
The BHS Compliance Unit implements a compliance program as part of the larger San Francisco Department of Public Health Office of Compliance and Privacy Affairs (SFDPH-OCPA) program.
The Compliance and Privacy Toll-Free Hotline for SFDPH is 855-729-6040 and calls may be made confidentially and anonymously.
Always remember--SFDPH has a strict non-retaliation policy.
Procedures for public records requests
Public records requests may be directed to the Department of Public Health in the following ways: