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File #: 08-1443    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/12/2008 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/30/2008 Final action: 9/30/2008
Title: Mental Health Department recommending Chairman be authorized to sign Agreement 095-S0911 with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of $150,000 for the term of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009 to provide acute inpatient psychiatric treatment for veterans referred by the Department of Veterans Affairs. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve. FUNDING: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Attachments: 1. US Dept of Veterans Affairs 08-09.pdf, 2. US Dept of Veterans Affairs 08-09 blue route.pdf

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Mental Health Department recommending Chairman be authorized to sign Agreement 095-S0911 with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of $150,000 for the term of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009 to provide acute inpatient psychiatric treatment for veterans referred by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Approve.

 

FUNDING:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

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BUDGET SUMMARY:

 

 

Total Estimated Cost

 

$150,000

 

 

 

     Funding

 

 

          Budgeted

$150,000

 

          New Funding

$

 

          Savings

$

 

          Other

$

 

     Total Funding Available

$150,000

 

Change To Net County Cost

 

$0

                     

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:  The total funding for this revenue generating agreement is $150,000.  There is no Change to Net County Cost.

 

Background:  Throughout California there is a shortage of acute inpatient psychiatric facilities. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has requested to contract with El Dorado County to access the Psychiatric Health Facility services for veterans requiring short term inpatient mental health services.  El Dorado County retains the exclusive right of refusal of referrals from the VA if the PHF is unable to accommodate additional clients at any time.

 

Services provided at the PHF will include psychiatrist services, clinical psychological services, nursing services, rehabilitation services, health record services, restraint, seclusion, pharmaceutical services, and use of outside resources where appropriate.

 

This agreement covers the period October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.

 

Reason for Recommendation:  Approval of this agreement will allow for continued use of the El Dorado County Psychiatric Health Facility for eligible veterans who require inpatient treatment for psychiatric health services.

 

Action to be taken following Board approval:

 

1.                     Chairman will sign two (2) original Agreements.

2.                     Board Clerk’s Office to return two (2) original agreements to the Mental Health Department.

3.                     Mental Health Department to forward to Veterans Affairs for signatures.

4.                     Veterans Affairs will return one original agreement to MHD to provide to the Board Clerk.

 

Contact:  John Bachman, Mental Health

 

Concurrences:  This agreement has been approved by County Counsel and Risk Management and a copy is on file in the Board Clerk’s Office.