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First you must have access to a location that is zoned for that activity. Complete the City Certificate of Occupancy requirements at the Development and Business Services Center at 1901 S. Alamo. Clerks are available to assist you. Finally, purchase a Food Establishment License at the same location. If you need more information, download the “Small Business Resource Guide” from the City's Economic Development Department or contact Hugo Villarreal, Small Business Liaison at 210.207.3903 for assistance.
Expenditures vary considerably. You have to consider rent, utilities, labor, equipment, supplies, maintenance, and City Food Establishment License [fees]. If you need more specific assistance, call Hugo Villarreal, Small Business Liaison at 207-3903 to meet with a business counselor.
Call 311 (210.207.6000).
Yes, but to do so you must operate on commercial property. Obtain a notarized letter from the property owner that:
Take notarized letter to Development Services Center, 1901 S. Alamo, to purchase a temporary food establishment license at least three (3) days prior to the event. You do not need additional permission to operate a temporary event from nearby restaurants, grocery stores, or other food establishments to have a temporary food event license. However, for mobile vendors, see [question 6].
You are required to obtain a Mobile Vending License for the vehicle. To obtain one, first read the City Ordinance [requirements.]
You must drive the vehicle, which requires a license, to the DBSC to get the vehicle inspected before the license can be issued. To sell at a fixed location, it must be a commercial property, with a notarized letter of permission from the property owner that also grants access to restrooms on the property. You must also have notarized letters of permission from any licensed food establishment that is within 300 feet of your mobile vending unit.
If you’re not sure whether your special event is exempt from licensing, contact Metro Health at 3-1-1 and ask about temporary food event licensing rules, or visit the Health desk at 1901 S. Alamo.
Immunization repositories are confidential, computerized systems that contain vaccination histories within a geographic area. They help ensure that children receive the recommended vaccinations at the recommended ages. People often will move from doctor to doctor throughout their lifetime and the paper trail may become disjointed and incomplete. Electronic repositories can help doctors check a patient's immunization history through a centralized database, without relying on the patient for a paper record. Every state has at least one regional or
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If your EMR system is down temporarily, you can use the SAMHD consent form and
Please be sure to notify the SAIRS Team. If the system is down for an extended period of time, you can be quickly trained for direct entry reporting.
Please refer to the CDC’s Implementation Guides for all HL7 tables.
Please direct all questions to:
SAIRS Team or 210.207.5071 and you will be transferred to the appropriate SAIRS Team Member.
Meaningful use is using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to:
Reporting immunization information to an immunization registry is one of the two meaningful use public health objectives. (HealthIT.gov)
More information on the CMS EHR Incentive Program.
More information on how SAIRS handles Meaningful Use.
The first criterion is that you must administer vaccines to your patients, even if it is only the flu shot.
The next criterion is that you must capture in your EHR vaccine information, such as vaccine type (must be mapped to the standard CVX or CPT codes).
Depending on your EHR vendor, you may have to have a certain version or even purchase additional EHR options. The safest bet is to contact your EHR vendor and ask if your system is eligible.
Please direct all HL7-related questions to 210.207.5071 and you will be transferred to the appropriate SAIRS Team Member.
Metro Health’s lab conducts testing on water samples for a fee. The cost is $25 for a bacterial test. You can call 210.207.8887 and have a kit mailed to your residence. Bring the sample to the lab at 2303 SE Military Dr., Bldg 533, San Antonio, TX 78223, and be prepared to pay for the test(s) at that time.
Pools are located in Chapter 15, Article VIII of the City Code. Per City Code, a public pool is defined as: Public swimming pool is any swimming pool, spa or sauna which is open to the general public.
A semi-public swimming pool is: (1) Any privately owned swimming pool or spa which is open to the general public for a fee; or (2) Any swimming or wading pool, spa or sauna, serving a private club, motel, hotel, apartment building, school, child care facility, recreational or physical fitness facility, institution, home owner's association, or other similar activity or structure, the use of which is limited to members, residents, students, or clients and their guests.
If you have a complaint about a public or semi-public swimming pool or spa, call us at 210.207.8853 or email us.
The City does not treat private property for mosquitoes. It is possible that they are originating from your property. Make sure you do not have standing water on the ground or containers that are holding water. These are common breeding places for mosquitoes. Questions? Call Vector Control at 3-1-1.
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