§ 168.

BABY DIAPER-CHANGING ACCOMMODATIONS REQUIRED

a.

Definitions.

1.

“Public Serving Establishment.” A Public-Serving Establishment shall be defined as:

A.

a new hospital, medical center, clinic providing outpatient care in medical, psychiatric or other healing areas, or a social service or philanthropic facility providing assistance of a charitable or public service nature as defined in Section 217 of the Planning Code, or a new hospital or medical center as defined in Sections 790.44 and 890.44 of the Planning Code, for which a building permit is issued on or at least six months after the effective date of this Section, unless the building will not be accessible to the public;

B.

a new retail sales and personal services use or assembly and entertainment use as defined in Sections 218 and 221 of the Planning Code, that is 5,000 square feet or more in size for which a building permit is issued on or at least six months after the effective date of this Section, unless the building will not be accessible to the public and;

C.

a new amusement game arcade, eating and drinking use, institution, other large, institution, other small, movie theater, sales and service, other retail, or sales and service retail use, as defined in Articles 7 and 8 of the Planning Code, that is 5,000 square feet or more in size for which a building permit is issued on or at least six months after the effective date of this Section, unless the building will not be accessible to the public; and

D.

a new library operated by the San Francisco Public Library, or a new, publicly accessible, facility operated by the Department of Recreation and Parks within the City for which final City approvals have been given on or at least six months after the effective date of this Section.

2.

“Substantially Renovated.” Any construction or renovation protect which has an estimated cost of at least $50,000.00 for which a building permit is issued, or, in the case of City-owned structures, for which final City approval is given, to any of the uses listed in Subsection (a)(1) above, which were existing as of the effective date of this Section, or which were completed on or at least six months after the effective date of this Section.

3.

“Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodation.” A safe, sanitary and convenient baby diaper-changing station, deck table or similar amenity which is installed or placed in a separate, designated location in a Public-Serving Establishment subject to the provisions of this Section. Such accommodations may include, but are not limited to, stations, decks and tables in women’s and men’s restrooms or unisex/family restrooms.

b.

Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodations Required. Every Public-Serving Establishment or Substantially Renovated Public-Serving Establishment, as defined in this Section, shall be required to provide and maintain Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodations in accordance with the requirements of this Section.

c.

Installation of Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodations. Each New Public-Serving Establishment or Substantially Renovated Public-Serving Establishment shall be required to install and maintain, at each floor level containing restrooms accessible to the public, at least one Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodation that is accessible to women and one that is accessible to men, or a single Diaper-Changing Accommodation that is accessible to both. Each Establishment shall provide signage at or near its entrance indicating the location of the Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodations. Any New Public-Serving Establishment or Substantially Renovated Public-Serving Establishment encompassing multiple establishments and having a central directory shall indicate on the directory the location of all such accommodations.

d.

Laws Relating to Access For the Disabled. The installation of all Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodations shall comply with local, State, or Federal laws relating to access to the disabled. In the event that it is determined by Zoning Administrator, in consultation with the Director of the Department of Building Inspection or his or her designee, that a Substantially Renovated Public-Serving Establishment cannot install the Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodations required by this Section and comply with local, State, or Federal laws relating to access to the disabled, the Zoning Administrator may waive the requirements of this Section for that Substantially Renovated Public-Serving Establishment.

History

(Added by Ord. 233-05, File No. 050829, App. 9/30/2005)

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