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File #: 20-072    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/29/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Tamar Meidav, M.D. for psychiatry services, increasing the amount by $439,774 to an amount not to exceed $778,354, and extending the term through June 30, 2022.
Attachments: 1. 20200225_r_Meidav, Tamar, 2. 20200225_a_Meidav, Tamar
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: Amendment to the Agreement with Tamar Meidav, M.D. for Psychiatric Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Tamar Meidav, M.D. for psychiatry services, increasing the amount by $439,774 to an amount not to exceed $778,354, and extending the term through June 30, 2022.

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BACKGROUND:
For the past several years, there has been a shortage of adult and child psychiatrists in California and the United States in general. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) has found it difficult to fill child psychiatrist positions in San Mateo County due to the high cost of living. BHRS runs advertisements for specialty psychiatric services on a regular basis in the Northern California Psychiatric Newsletter and other venues as needed. Dr. Meidav was selected from candidates who responded to those advertisements and has contracted with BHRS since 2003.

On May 22, 2018, the Board approved an agreement with Dr. Meidav for psychiatric services, for the term of May 22, 2018 through June 30, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $338,580.

DISCUSSION:
Dr. Meidav will continue to provide child psychiatry services at various mental health clinics throughout the County. The services shall include child and youth psychiatric evaluation and treatment, psychotherapy, family therapy and consultation, and residency training and case consultation to staff.

An amendment to Dr. Meidav's contract is now necessary because BHRS recently approved rates for its contracted psychiatrists, in order to remain competitive with the Bay Area market. Dr. Meidav, who holds a General Psychiatric Board certification and specialty Psychiatric Board certification is eligible to receive a rate increase ...

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