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File #: 14-1558    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/10/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/27/2015 Final action: 1/27/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter of recommendation for Tahoe Turning Point's application to seek a license with the California Department of Health Care Services Substance Use Disorder Programs to provide counseling and education services for South Lake Tahoe clients who have been convicted of a Driving Under the Influence offense.
Attachments: 1. A - Tahoe Turning Point DUI Program Letter of Support 1-27-15, 2. B - Tahoe Turning Pt. DUI Application 1-27-15, 3. C - Tahoe Turning Pt. DUI Program Participant Contract 1-27-15, 4. D - TTP Fees & Services 1-27-15, 5. E - TTP DUI Program P&P 1-27-15, 6. F - Fee Schedule- Regular & Extended 1-27-15, 7. G- License & Registration 1-27-15, 8. Executed Letter 1-27-15 item 22.pdf
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Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter of recommendation for Tahoe Turning Point's application to seek a license with the California Department of Health Care Services Substance Use Disorder Programs to provide counseling and education services for South Lake Tahoe clients who have been convicted of a Driving Under the Influence offense.

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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no fiscal impact or change to Net County Cost associated with this agenda item.

Background
Although the California Department Health Care Services (DHCS), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program is responsible for licensing all Driving Under the Influence (DUI) programs statewide, the licensing process begins at the county level. Applicants must first contact the appropriate County Alcohol and Drug Program Administration to determine whether applications for new DUI programs are being accepted. Applications may be accepted to provide first offender services, multiple offender services, or both. An application packet may then be obtained from the Substance Use Disorder Services - Compliance Branch at DHCS. Once the application is completed, it must be submitted to the appropriate County Alcohol and Drug Program Administration for approval. The County Alcohol and Drug Program Administration must submit the application to the Board of Supervisors to obtain a recommendation for licensure. Once the recommendation is obtained, the application is then submitted by the applicant to DHCS-Substance Use Disorder Program, along with the non-refundable application fee.

Within the application, the applicant must demonstrate that it possesses the adequate administrative, fiscal, and operational capabilities to operate a DUI program; that the program is clean, safe, and free of alcohol or illicit drug use; and the applicant will adhere to all applicable statutes and regulations. After review and app...

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