Feb. 25, 2024 – Supervisor Catherine Stefani, left, has been critical of the nonprofit HealthRight 360. Hamilton’s death report states he was found dead in his office at 12:15 a.m. on Oct. 4 after ingesting fentanyl and cocaine. His coworkers told investigators that Hamilton had “no complaints” during the day and they last saw him alive at 11 p.m.

At that same facility, in March 2023, a client died of an overdose.

HealthRight 360 reported last week that it was under investigation by the California Department of Health Care Services after two of its clients fatally overdosed at one of its treatment facilities at 890 Hayes St. 

News of Hamilton’s death has prompted Supervisor Catherine Stefani to call for new legislation requiring city-funded programs to report all overdose deaths at their facilities within 24 hours. Stefani is also requesting all city departments to create a report of all fatal overdoses over the past five years in programs they fund. HealthRight 360 held contracts with the city worth over $200 million last year.

“Overdose deaths should never be common in our treatment facilities,” Stefani said. “We need to determine if these deaths are a reflection of organizational structure or systematic challenges in our public health system.”.