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File #: 20-331    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/12/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Telecare Corporation for Full Service Partnership services, to provide immediate housing for five seriously mentally ill individuals currently residing at San Mateo Medical Center for the term March 16, 2020 through March 15, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $1,304,725.
Attachments: 1. 20200519_r_Telecare Corporation for COVID-19, 2. 20200519_a_Telcare Corporation COVID-19 Agreement, 3. 20200519_att_Signed Form 213
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 Telecare Corporation for Full-Service Partnership Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Telecare Corporation for Full Service Partnership services, to provide immediate housing for five seriously mentally ill individuals currently residing at San Mateo Medical Center for the term March 16, 2020 through March 15, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $1,304,725.

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BACKGROUND:
Through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Services and Supports plan, the delivery of Full Service Partnership (FSP) services are provided for our highest risk consumers with serious mental illness. The FSP programs allow consumers to remain living in the community and decrease their hospitalizations and/or incarcerations by providing case management, medication management, therapy, social activities, and 24/7 response capability.

On March 15, 2020, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services ("BHRS") received an emergency request from County's Health COVID-19 Department of Operations Center requesting immediate housing for five seriously mentally ill individuals currently residing at San Mateo Medical Center ("SMMC"). This request was issued to allow SMMC to provide surge capacity for five COVID-19 patients. Using a competitive procurement process would prevent SMMC and BHRS from taking the immediate action required to rehouse the five seriously mentally ill individuals and enhance surge capacity. BHRS reached out to Telecare Corporation, who agreed to house the clients immediately.

DISCUSSION:
In response to the COVID-19 emergency request for housing placement, Telecare shall provide housing for five mentally ill patients from SMMC to address the potential outbreak that may occ...

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