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File #: 16-0418    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/14/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/17/2016 Final action: 5/17/2016
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 018-S1711 with Tahoe Youth and Family Services, Inc., for the provision of Primary Intervention Project services, for kids at risk of developing emotional problems, on an “as needed” basis, for the term July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019, with a maximum contractual obligation of $264,000; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 018-S1711, including future amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: Mental Health Services Act.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet 5-17-16, 2. B - Tahoe Youth and Family Agmt 5-17-16, 3. Executed Agreement 018-S1711
Related files: 19-0350, 20-0669
Title
Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 018-S1711 with Tahoe Youth and Family Services, Inc., for the provision of Primary Intervention Project services, for kids at risk of developing emotional problems, on an “as needed” basis, for the term July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019, with a maximum contractual obligation of $264,000; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 018-S1711, including future amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: Mental Health Services Act.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board approve Agreement for Services 018-S1711 with Tahoe Youth and Family Services, Inc., to provide mental health services for eligible individuals, thus ensuring HHSA meets the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) program and funding requirements of the MHSA Plan’s “Primary Intervention Project.” Tahoe Youth and Family Services, Inc. was recognized by the MHSA stakeholders as one of three contractors to provide the services.

Additionally, HHSA has determined, in accordance with County Ordinance Section 3.13.030, it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor to provide specialized mental health services for children.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In 2004 California voters passed Proposition 63, the MHSA. The MHSA imposes a one percent tax on personal income in excess of $1,000,000. The funds from the tax are distributed to California counties and are intended to transform the Mental Health System into one that is consumer and family driven, is recovery oriented, accessible and culturally competent, and offers services appropriate for the population that is served.

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