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File #: 18-0924    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/31/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action: 6/26/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board: 1) Discharge the HHSA Director from further accountability to collect the debts identified on the attached Discharge of Accountability Report in the amount of $1,767,437.66 pursuant to Government Code Sections 25257 through 25259, for the period 2013 through 2017; and 2) Forgive the loss of Child Support Services Eligibility revenue and discharge the HHSA Director from further accountability of lost revenue in the amount of $60.00. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Confirmation of Discharge of Accountability. 6/26/18, 2. B - Discharge of Accountability Detail Listing 6/26/18, 3. C - GOVERNMENT CODE 6/26/18
Related files: 19-1248
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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board:
1) Discharge the HHSA Director from further accountability to collect the debts identified on the attached Discharge of Accountability Report in the amount of $1,767,437.66 pursuant to Government Code Sections 25257 through 25259, for the period 2013 through 2017; and
2) Forgive the loss of Child Support Services Eligibility revenue and discharge the HHSA Director from further accountability of lost revenue in the amount of $60.00.

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board discharge the HHSA Director from accountability to collect the ambulance debt as listed in the Discharge of Accountability Report (Attachment A).

Pursuant to Government Code Section 25259, “The discharge from accountability does not constitute a release of any person from liability for payment of any amount.” However, situations which make collection no longer possible include (1) bankruptcy of the debtor, (2) death of the debtor, and (3) expiration of the statute of limitations on debt collections. The statutes of limitation have expired on $1,205,744.77 of the unpaid debts that are being recommended for discharge of accountability. The remaining balance of $561,692.89, consists of debts that are uncollectible due to bankruptcy or death and further collection efforts cannot be pursued.

In addition, HHSA recommending the Board forgive the loss of Social Services Eligibility revenue and discharge the HHSA Director from accountability for lost revenue in the amount of $60.00. Pursuant to Board Policy B-4, and California Government Code Section 25257 to 25259.5, the Board of Supervisors may discharge from accountability any fees or monies that have been otherwise lawfully compromised or adjusted.


DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On June 27, 2017, the Board discharged the Health and Human Services Agency Director from further accountability to coll...

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