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File #: 19-0384    Version: 1 Name: Master Agreement for Locum Tenens Physicians
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/27/2019 In control: Behavioral Health
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 19-200
Title: 1. Approve and Authorize the Chairman to execute a Master Agreement with various locum tenens vendors to provide recruitment services for qualified psychiatrists, which will supersede Master Agreement 18-112, effective upon execution through June 30, 2023, which includes a three-year and six-month base contract and two optional one year extensions, not to exceed $37,500,000. 2. Authorize the Director, Department of Behavioral Health, to add vendors as needed by the Department to the Master Agreement and to renegotiate and approve rates based upon the prevailing market.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-19-200 with Locum Tenens Psychiatrist Services
DATE: May 7, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Dawan Utecht, Director, Department of Behavioral Health

SUBJECT: Master Agreement for Locum Tenens Psychiatrist Services

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Approve and Authorize the Chairman to execute a Master Agreement with various locum tenens vendors to provide recruitment services for qualified psychiatrists, which will supersede Master Agreement 18-112, effective upon execution through June 30, 2023, which includes a three-year and six-month base contract and two optional one year extensions, not to exceed $37,500,000.

2. Authorize the Director, Department of Behavioral Health, to add vendors as needed by the Department to the Master Agreement and to renegotiate and approve rates based upon the prevailing market.
REPORT
Approval of the first recommended action will modify language in the agreement in sections including HIPAA, obligations of the contractors, compensation, compliance and assurances to better suit the needs of contractors and allow the Department of Behavioral Health to continue to deliver psychiatric services when gaps in qualified psychiatrist coverage are experienced.

Approval of the second recommended action will allow the Director to modify the agreement to add psychiatrists as needed to the master agreement and renegotiate their rates based upon the prevailing market. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There are no viable alternative options. The non-approval of the recommended actions would prevent the Department from providing psychiatric services to severely mentally ill adult individuals and seriously emotionally disturbed children within the County when gaps in psychiatrist coverage are experienced.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended actions. The maximum cost of the recommended superseding master agreement ($37,500,000) will be financed with Mental Health Realignment and Short Doyle/Medi-Cal revenue. ...

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