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File #: 09-1419    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/10/2009 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2009 Final action: 12/15/2009
Title: Health Services Department, Mental Health Division, recommending Chairman be authorized to sign Memorandum of Understanding 054-M1011 with California Department of Mental Health, delineating responsibilities and requirements relative to State and local compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, to ensure the privacy and security of Medi-Cal Personally Identifiable Information, noting said Agreement shall become effective when fully executed by both parties and shall remain in effect until terminated. FUNDING: Initial funding from Realignment and/or Tobacco Settlement with planned recoupment of expenses from Medi-Cal, MHSA, and grant funds (amortized expenses recouped through indirect component of the billing rate).
Attachments: 1. A - Blue route 054-M1011, 2. B - 054-M1011
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Health Services Department, Mental Health Division, recommending Chairman be authorized to sign Memorandum of Understanding 054-M1011 with California Department of Mental Health, delineating responsibilities and requirements relative to State and local compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, to ensure the privacy and security of Medi-Cal Personally Identifiable Information, noting said Agreement shall become effective when fully executed by both parties and shall remain in effect until terminated.

FUNDING: Initial funding from Realignment and/or Tobacco Settlement with planned recoupment of expenses from Medi-Cal, MHSA, and grant funds (amortized expenses recouped through indirect component of the billing rate).
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $50,000
Funding
Budgeted $50,000
New Funding $
Savings $
Other $
Total Funding Available $50,000
Change To Net County Cost $0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: Potential costs associated with compliance with the MOU are currently estimated not to exceed $50,000. It is anticipated that Realignment and/or Tobacco Settlement funding, already included in the Mental Health Division's FY 09/10 budget, will be available to support the initial cost (that will be amortized over future years and recouped from Medi-Cal, MHSA, and grant funds through the indirect component of the billing rate).

Background: To access data from the Federal Social Security Administration (SSA), the SSA is requiring that the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) enter into a Medi-Cal Data Privacy and Security Agreement with County Mental Health Plans (MHPs). MHPs who determine the need for data access and who can comply with the privacy and security requirements as specified in the Agreement must sign and return the agreement to DMH. County MHPs must meet security and disclosure requirements governing the confidentiality of and access to information on the Medi-Cal Eligibility Data S...

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