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File #: 20-0012    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/23/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 028-2020, which delegates authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to execute "Short-Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) Short-Form" boilerplate agreements; and 2) Approve the use of the "Short-Term Residential Treatment Program Short-Form” boilerplate agreements, with a term of 90 days and a maximum obligation of $9,999, on an “as needed” basis in order to place foster youth and children in need of Specialty Mental Health Services into an accredited STRTP facility. FUNDING: Federal and State Funding: 50% Medi-Cal, 50% Realignment.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS Resolution & Template, STRTP Short- Form, 2. B - Resolution, STRTP Short-Form Template, 3. C - STRTP Short-Form Template, 4. Executed Resolution 028-2020
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 028-2020, which delegates authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to execute "Short-Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) Short-Form" boilerplate agreements; and
2) Approve the use of the "Short-Term Residential Treatment Program Short-Form” boilerplate agreements, with a term of 90 days and a maximum obligation of $9,999, on an “as needed” basis in order to place foster youth and children in need of Specialty Mental Health Services into an accredited STRTP facility.

FUNDING: Federal and State Funding: 50% Medi-Cal, 50% Realignment.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The County of El Dorado Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) contracts with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to be the Mental Health Plan (MHP) for the county (File ID 18-1110, Agenda # 14). As the MHP, HHSA is responsible to provide Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) to qualified residents of El Dorado County (El Dorado), including foster youth and children receiving services with HHSA, Child Welfare Services Division.

In 2016, Assembly Bill 1299 established presumptive transfer, which is the prompt transfer of the responsibility for providing and paying for SMHS for foster children and youth from the county of original jurisdiction to the county of residence.

In accordance with All County Letter No. 19-94, and Behavioral Health Information Notice No. 19-041 (distributed by the State of California Health and Human Services Agency) the county of original jurisdiction for foster youth or children placed out of the county of original jurisdiction is expected to be proactive in establishing contracts with a SMHS provider in order to deliver timely SMHS, when necessary. Further, the county of original jurisdiction is expected to waive the presumptive transfer in instances when the need for SMHS is expected to last...

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