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File #: 08-0575    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/15/2008 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/20/2008 Final action: 5/20/2008
Title: Mental Health Department updating the Board on the feasibility of restructuring the Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) and requesting authorization to proceed with recommended program and operational changes as presented on May 6, 2008 and direction to incorporate the fiscal effects of those changes in the FY 2008-09 Proposed Budget. (Refer 5/6/08, Item 25)
Attachments: 1. MHD BOS PP.pdf, 2. MHD Sources of Revenue Detail.pdf
Related files: 08-0471, 08-0401
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Mental Health Department updating the Board on the feasibility of restructuring the Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) and requesting authorization to proceed with recommended program and operational changes as presented on May 6, 2008 and direction to incorporate the fiscal effects of those changes in the FY 2008-09 Proposed Budget. (Refer 5/6/08, Item 25)

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Background:

On May 6, 2008, the Board asked the Mental Health Department to report back on May 20th regarding the feasibility of implementing the recommended actions proposed on that date. Those actions included:

Recommended Action: FY 09-10 Savings FY 08-09 Savings
Reduce IMD Costs $ (340,000) $ (255,000)
Alternative Funding for Uninsured Clients (294,036) (220,527)
Reduce PHF Beds to 10 (214,448) (160,836)
Create a Crisis Residential Facility (474,921) (237,461)
Total Estimated Savings $ (1,323,405) $ (873,824)


The Board specifically asked the Mental Health Director to consult with Doug Nowka, Director of Human Services and Gayle Erbe-Hamlin, Director of Public Health regarding the Crisis Residential Facility’s (CRF) psychosocial impact on the DHS and PH programs that are in immediate proximity to the PHF/CRF, and meet with staff from General Services regarding the costs of renovating the current PHF facility.

The Director and Deputy Director of Mental Health, along with the staff from the Chief Administrative Office, met with Doug and Gayle on May 8th to discuss concerns and safeguards with reference to the proposed CRF. Plans for the CRF residents include 24/7 monitoring and programmatic involvement by the Department’s professional staff. For example, residents would be transported to Prospect Place at 2808 Mallard Lane every weekday for participation in the clinical programs there. Additional clinical programming would be put in place for the weekends and evenings to ensure appropriate supervision of CRF clients. After the discussion, the three Directors concluded that the p...

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