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File #: 20-853    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/4/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Discovery Practice Management dba Center for Discovery for comprehensive treatment services for clients diagnosed with eating disorders for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.
Attachments: 1. 20201110_r_CFD, 2. 20201110_a_CFD
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 Discovery Practice Management dba Center for Discovery for Comprehensive Treatment Services for Clients Diagnosed with Eating Disorders

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Discovery Practice Management dba Center for Discovery for comprehensive treatment services for clients diagnosed with eating disorders for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2018, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) identified that there was a need to fill a service gap for severely mentally ill youth, adolescent, and adult clients who are diagnosed with moderate to severe eating disorders, as defined in the DSM-5, who require a more specialized and intensive level of treatment. At the time, no BHRS clinic or program effectively addressed the comprehensive behavioral, dietary, and medical needs associated with moderate to severe eating disorders. BHRS reached out to several local providers and Center for Discovery (CFD) was one of two providers that met the requirements to provide comprehensive and specialized treatment for clients diagnosed with eating disorders such as: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and eating disorders not otherwise specified.
In July 2018, BHRS conducted an open and fair process to select a provider through obtaining three quotes. CFD submitted a quote and BHRS entered into an agreement with CFD to provide residential treatment to youth, adolescent, and adult clients in the county for the term of June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. Residential treatment services are exempt from the Request for Proposal process under the B-1 Administrative Memorandum.

DISCUSSION:
CFD services range fr...

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