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File #: 12-1155    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 9/7/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/25/2012 Final action: 9/25/2012
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board adopt Resolution 134-2012 for the purchase of State hospital beds and associated services from the California Department of Mental Health, and its successor, the California Department of State Hospitals for the treatment of El Dorado County residents who require higher levels of mental health care.
Attachments: 1. A - CRS State Hosptial Bed Purchase 9-25-12, 2. B - Resolution 134-2012
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Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board adopt Resolution 134-2012 for the purchase of State hospital beds and associated services from the California Department of Mental Health, and its successor, the California Department of State Hospitals for the treatment of El Dorado County residents who require higher levels of mental health care.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
No change to Net County Cost. Sufficient appropriations have been included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-13 budget to cover these expenses for services that were provided in FY 2011-12.

Background

In accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code Section 4100, et seq., the California Department of Mental Health and its successor the California Department of State Hospitals have jurisdiction over state hospitals for the provision of services to persons with severe mental disorders that have not responded to treatment at lower levels of mental health care. These services include inpatient psychiatric health care, treatment, and support services for County residents referred by HHSA who have mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders that cannot be treated at the local level.

On May 10, 2012, the Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division ("HHSA") requested emergency inpatient psychiatric health care services ("State hospital beds") from the California Department of Mental Health ("DMH") for a County resident with severe mental disorders who could not be treated at the local level.

At the time of this request, El Dorado County did not have an agreement in place with DMH. Subsequently, an agreement from DMH (EDC 626-S1210) was received on June 9, 2012 with a retroactive term of May 14, 2012 to June 30, 2012 and a not-to-exceed amount of $24,155. Upon receipt, HHSA immediately initiated the required internal development reviews, obtained the Purchasing Agent's signature, and returned the agreement to DMH for counter-ex...

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