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File #: 20-151    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/24/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action: 3/24/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Psynergy Programs, Inc for residential mental health services, increasing the amount by $228,878 to an amount not to exceed $934,197, with no change to the term.
Attachments: 1. 20200324_r_Psynergy Programs Inc Amendment_SOedits, 2. 20200324_a_Psynergy Programs, Inc.
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 Psynergy Programs, Inc. for Residential Mental Health Services
RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Psynergy Programs, Inc for residential mental health services, increasing the amount by $228,878 to an amount not to exceed $934,197, with no change to the term.

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BACKGROUND:
Since 1985, the Board has approved resolutions authorizing expenditures for residential care facilities serving mentally ill clients, to provide residential care services for County adults. The latter services enhance successful community living and avoid a more costly and higher level of care.

On July 23, 2019, the Board approved an agreement with Psynergy Programs, Inc. (Psynergy), for residential services for mentally ill clients for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $705,319.

DISCUSSION:
Psynergy provides a full range of mental health residential services, which include: rehabilitative mental health services, psychiatric services, medication support, individual and group therapy, therapeutic programs with enhanced medical support for specific issues (e.g., diabetes), and Modified Therapeutic Community. The programs emphasize independent living skills, nutrition and exercise. Psynergy has facilities located in Morgan Hill, North Highlands, Sacramento, and Greenfield, California.

It is now necessary to amend this agreement to add a dedicated bed and add money for mental health services, increasing the maximum amount by $228,878 to an amount not to exceed $934,197.

The amendment and resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

It is anticipated that 10% percent of all admissions will be di...

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