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File #: 21-0543    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/29/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that it is appropriate to contract with New Morning Youth and Family Services, Inc. for services provided under Agreement 5615 for the provision of Specialty Mental Health Services for children and young adults because specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 5615 with New Morning Youth and Family Services, Inc., in the amount of $1,107,512 and for the term of three years, from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024; and 3) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director or their designee to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 5615, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement....
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS New Morning Youth & Family 5615, 2. B - New Morning Youth & Family 5615, 3. Executed Agreement 5615
Related files: 21-0169, 18-1778, 15-1138, 20-0291
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that it is appropriate to contract with New Morning Youth and Family Services, Inc. for services provided under Agreement 5615 for the provision of Specialty Mental Health Services for children and young adults because specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 5615 with New Morning Youth and Family Services, Inc., in the amount of $1,107,512 and for the term of three years, from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024; and
3) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director or their designee to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 5615, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement.

FUNDING: 50% Federal Medi-Cal, 39% Realignment, and 11% Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The Mental Health Plan (MHP) in each county is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) to local residents that are Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Beneficiaries become eligible for SMHS when an identified mental health condition has a significant impact on the individual’s life functioning. SMHS require a specialized skill set and treatment approach and are not effectively remediated by a general provider in the field of mental health. The Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Department acts as the MHP for the County of El Dorado and thereby has the obligation to provide eligible children, youth, and young adult residents with access to designated SMHS, including acute psychiatric care, in accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Section 5600 et seq., 5775 et seq., 14000 et seq....

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