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File #: 20-0228    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/7/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board of Supervisors appoint Don Semon, Director of the Health and Human Services Agency as the Public Guardian effective March 3, 2020. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Government Code 27430 2-25-20, 2. B - El Dorado County, CA Code of Ordinances 2.12.050 2-25-20
Related files: 20-0080
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board of Supervisors appoint Don Semon, Director of the Health and Human Services Agency as the Public Guardian effective March 3, 2020.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
In accordance with Government Code Section 27430, the County of El Dorado Board of Supervisors created the Office of Public Guardian through County Ordinance 2.12.050, and delegated authority to the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) to appoint the Public Guardian.

On January 28, 2020, the Board approved the deletion of one full time equivalent Assistant Director of Health Services allocation (File ID: 20-0080; Agenda Item 16), effective March 13, 2020.

At this time, the appointed Public Guardian is also the Assistant Director of Health Services. To allow sufficient time for HHSA to review and assess organizational structure, the Director of HHSA is recommending that the Board appoint the Director as Public Guardian in the interim.

Following further review and assessment, HHSA will inform the Board when the Director of Health and Human Services Agency appoints a new Public Guardian, in accordance with County Ordinance 2.12.050.

ALTERNATIVES:
The Board could decline to appoint the Director of HHSA to act as the Public Guardian, in which case the Director would need to identify an alternate staff to appoint.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION:
January 28, 2020, File ID: 20-0080; Agenda Item 16, Resolution 012-2020 deletion of the Assistant Director of Health Services allocation.

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
County Counsel

CAO RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
There is no financial impact associated with this Board item.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
Clerk of the Board to submit one Certified Minute Order to the Health and Human Services Agency Contracts Unit located at 3057 Briw Road, Placerville, CA.

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:
N/A
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