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File #: 22-801    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/15/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Addiction Research and Treatment, Inc. for narcotic replacement therapy services, for the term of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $2,223,104.
Attachments: 1. 20221018_r_ART, 2. 20221018_a_ART
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Lisa Mancini, Interim Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Subject: Agreement with Addiction Research and Treatment, Inc. for Narcotic Replacement Therapy Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Addiction Research and Treatment, Inc. for narcotic replacement therapy services, for the term of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $2,223,104.

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BACKGROUND:
Since July 2015 Addiction Research and Treatment, Inc. (ART) has provided narcotic replacement therapy (NRT) services for San Mateo County adults with histories of opioid dependency and comorbid-health related issues. Specifically, ART provides methadone maintenance, counseling, and case management services, primarily to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

In October 2015, Behavioral Health, and Recovery Services (BHRS) requested and was granted approval from this Board to waive the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for NRT services for two years, pending approval of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) waiver. As a result, BHRS contracted with ART for the terms of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018, and July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

In April 2016, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the federal government approved the DMC-ODS waiver.

In October 2019, BHRS requested and was granted approval from this Board to waive the RFP process for NRT services for two years because additional time was needed to finalize the implementation of DHCS's changes in the delivery and reporting requirements. As a result, BHRS contracted with ART for the term of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021.

DHCS continues to require changes in service delivery and reporting requirements of substance use disorder treatment services through the...

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