Supes urge state to allow ex-felons to serve as health workers 

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted 8-0 to adopt a resolution, which was introduced by Supervisor John Avalos, urging the state to strike a proposed new regulation that would prohibit those with felony or serious misdemeanor convictions from serving as homecare providers in the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program.

San Francisco currently has about 18,000 in-home support service workers.

“Formerly incarcerated people, having paid their debt to society, should share employment rights guaranteed to all workers and need not encounter obstacles to obtaining gainful employment and positively contributing to society,” the resolution says.

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