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File #: 20-1293    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/25/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Approve the attached template Agreement that allows other counties to contract with the County of El Dorado for the provision of acute inpatient mental health services for clients they refer to the County Psychiatric Health Facility; and 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 181185-2020 authorizing the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to execute said agreements on behalf of the County with other local agencies for the provision of acute inpatient psychiatric treatment for clients referred by those agencies, for a term no longer than three years, and an amount not-to-exceed $250,000, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: Fee-for-service revenue from other local agencies.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS Resolution & Approved CRS Template, 2. B - Resolution & Use of PHF Template, 3. Executed Resolution 185-2020
Related files: 19-1394, 15-0187
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Approve the attached template Agreement that allows other counties to contract with the County of El Dorado for the provision of acute inpatient mental health services for clients they refer to the County Psychiatric Health Facility; and
2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 181185-2020 authorizing the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to execute said agreements on behalf of the County with other local agencies for the provision of acute inpatient psychiatric treatment for clients referred by those agencies, for a term no longer than three years, and an amount not-to-exceed $250,000, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: Fee-for-service revenue from other local agencies.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has contracted with other counties for many years to provide access to the County’s Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) for the provision of services for their clients who require acute inpatient mental health services. Services provided by the County PHF, operated by Telecare Corporation, Inc. (Telecare) per Agreement #4330 (File ID: 19-1397, Item No. 19) include psychiatry, medication, clinical treatment, nursing, and the required documentation and maintenance of health information in accordance with prevailing federal and state laws and regulations.

Telecare staff manage the daily census, and, in conjunction with the Behavioral Health Division, accepts or declines referrals from other counties based on specified requirements including availability of beds in the facility. Accepting clients from other counties helps HHSA to maximize revenues and offset fixed operational costs of the PHF, while assisting other counties with their mandated services. To ensure availability of PHF beds for County Clients, the County retains the exclusive right of refusal for referrals from other counties...

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