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File #: 19-872    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families for mental health services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $697,126.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_Edgewood Center, 2. 20190917_a_Edgewood Center
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Subject: Agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families for Mental Health Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families for mental health services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $697,126.

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BACKGROUND:
Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) has provided outpatient mental health services to San Mateo County children and youth since 1996.

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) contracts with individual and agency providers for outpatient managed care mental health services, paid on a fee-for-service basis. To meet its contractual obligation of network adequacy and prompt access for Medicaid beneficiaries, BHRS has historically accepted any qualified provider of mental health services. Under the B-1 Administrative Memorandum, mental health contracts with any qualified provider are exempt from the RFP process.

DISCUSSION:
Edgewood will provide outpatient mental health services to children, youth, and families. Services shall include: medication support, mental health services, crisis intervention, and targeted case management. In addition, Edgewood provides mild to moderate mental health services authorized by the San Mateo County Mental Health Plan. Lastly, Edgewood provides staffing as co-chair of the PRIDE Initiative in cultural competence work.

The agreement and resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form. This agreement is coming to your Board late due to prolonged contract negotiations with the provider and is on the Continuing Resolution.

The resolution contains the County's standard provision allowing amendments of the County's fiscal...

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