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File #: 21-1164    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/7/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/31/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
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 LocumTenens.com, LLC for the provision of temporary medical practitioner services provided under Agreement 5783 “due to the limited timeframes, temporary or occasional nature, or schedule for the project or scope of work, the ongoing aggregate of work to be performed is not sufficient to warrant addition of permanent staff”; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 5783 with LocumTenens.com, LLC, in the amount of $1,250,000, for the term of 5 years from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2026; and 3) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director or their designee to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 5783, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement. FU...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 5783, 2. B - LocumTenens.com 5783, 3. Executed LocumTenens.com 5783
Related files: 14-1198, 18-0097
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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 LocumTenens.com, LLC for the provision of temporary medical practitioner services provided under Agreement 5783 “due to the limited timeframes, temporary or occasional nature, or schedule for the project or scope of work, the ongoing aggregate of work to be performed is not sufficient to warrant addition of permanent staff”;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 5783 with LocumTenens.com, LLC, in the amount of $1,250,000, for the term of 5 years from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2026; and
3) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director or their designee to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 5783, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement.

FUNDING: Federal Funding: Medi-Cal 63%; State Funding: Mental Health Services Act 33%, Realignment 4%.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Welfare and Institutions (W&I) Code Section 5897 directs the State to implement mental health services defined in the W&I Code Section 5800 (Adult and Older Adult Mental Health System of Care Act), Section 5840 (Prevention and Early Intervention Programs), and Section 5850 (The Children’s Mental Health Services Act) through contracts with county mental health programs or with counties acting jointly. The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), on behalf of the County, contracts with the State to serve as the Mental Health Plan (MHP) for the County. As the MHP, the County is required to provide various mental health services, including medication support services. Such services may be provided in person or via other communication methods such as "tele-health." Tele-health is the provision of Specialty Mental Health Services between a provider...

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