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File #: 16-0805    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/21/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/12/2017 Final action: 9/12/2017
Title: HEARING - Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 142-2017 revising the Public Guardian Fee Schedule effective fiscal year 2017/18; and 2) Authorize County Counsel to reduce, waive or negotiate fees with the Public Defender, or if ordered by the Court. (Est. Time: 5 Min.) FUNDING: Fee for Service.
Attachments: 1. 3A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 09-12-2017, 2. 3B - Public Guardian Fee Resolution 09-12-2017, 3. 2A - Revised Resolution EMS 9-13-16, 4. 2B - Resolution Sr Day Care and Sr Svcs 9-13-16, 5. 2C - Fee Study Update Information Packet 9-13-16, 6. Executed Resolution 144-2016, 7. Executed Resolution 148-2016, 8. A - Approved CRS Animal Services 8-30-16, 9. B - Resolution Animal Services 8-30-16, 10. C - Approved CRS EMS 8-30-16, 11. D - Resolution EMS 8-30-16, 12. E - Approved CRS Mental Health 8-30-16, 13. F- Resolution Mental Health 8-30-16, 14. G - Approved CRS PH Clinic-Lab-VS 8-30-16, 15. H - Resolution PH Clinic-Vital Stats and Lab 8-30-16, 16. I - Approved CRS Public Guardian 8-30-16, 17. J - Resolution Public Guardian 8-30-16, 18. K - Approved CRS Sr Day Care-Sr Services 8-30-16, 19. L - Resolution Sr Day Care and Sr Svcs, 20. L - Revised Resolution Sr Day Care and Sr Svcs - highlighted addition BOS Rvd 8-25-16 BOS 8-30-16, 21. M - Fee Study Presentation 8-30-16, 22. N - Fee Study Information Packet 8-30-16, 23. Executed Resolution 143-2016, 24. Executed Resolution 145-2016, 25. Executed Resolution 146-2016, 26. Executed Resolution 147-2016, 27. Executed Resolution 142-2017
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HEARING - Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 142-2017 revising the Public Guardian Fee Schedule effective fiscal year 2017/18; and
2) Authorize County Counsel to reduce, waive or negotiate fees with the Public Defender, or if ordered by the Court. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)

FUNDING: Fee for Service.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Resolution that will revise fees for the Public Guardian Program effective fiscal year 2017-18. In addition, HHSA is recommending the Board authorize County Counsel to reduce, waive or negotiate fees with the Public Defender, or if ordered by the Court.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The Health and Human Services Agency provides numerous services to individuals which are paid for on a fee basis, inclusive of the Public Guardian. Most are paid for by program funding and grants; however, some services, including those provided by the Public Guardian, are paid for in whole or in part by fees charged to the client.

On August 30, 2016 the Board of Supervisors (BOS) adopted Resolution 146-2016 revising the Fee Schedule for the Public Guardian in accordance with Government Code Section 54985 (File ID: 16-0805; Agenda Item 30). These fees were developed pursuant to the direction provided during the addenda process in 2015, when the BOS directed departments to review and provide budget recommendations related to department fee structures.

Due to the volume of services offered by HHSA programs, HHSA solicited proposals for a Fee Consultant (RFP 16-961-004). Evaluation of the proposers resulted in the award going to MGT of America, Inc. (MGT). At that time, MGT developed a fee structure for Public Guardian, covering the services of Public Guardian staff who serve as the conservator of a person and/or estate of individuals needing protective intervention and...

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