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File #: 20-0655    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Amendment I to Master Agreement No. 18-418 with Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs and Out-of-State Group Homes
Type: Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 6/3/2020 In control: Behavioral Health
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 18-418-1
Title: Approve and Authorize the Chairman to execute a Retroactive First Amendment to Master Agreement No. 18-418 with multiple Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs and out-of-state group homes for the provision of specialty mental health services to adolescent youth in foster care, effective May 1, 2020 with no change in term of August 7, 2018 through June 30, 2023 and increasing the maximum by $46,000,000 to a total of $47,800,000.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-18-418-1 with MSTRTP
DATE: July 7, 2020

TO: Board of Supervisors

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

SUBJECT: Retroactive Amendment I to Master Agreement No. 18-418 with Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs and Out-of-State Group Homes

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and Authorize the Chairman to execute a Retroactive First Amendment to Master Agreement No. 18-418 with multiple Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs and out-of-state group homes for the provision of specialty mental health services to adolescent youth in foster care, effective May 1, 2020 with no change in term of August 7, 2018 through June 30, 2023 and increasing the maximum by $46,000,000 to a total of $47,800,000.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended action will allow for an increase to the overall maximum compensation amounts for FY 2019-20 and the remaining fiscal years of the contract. This will allow current and future mental health providers operating Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs) located within California and group homes located out-of-state to continue providing specialty mental health services to the foster care clients placed in their care. The recommended action will be offset by Medi-Cal Federal Financial Participation (FFP) and Mental Health Realignment revenues, with no increase in Net County Cost.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There are no viable alternative actions. Should your Board not approve the recommended action, youth in the foster care/child welfare system may experience a gap and/or delay in essential specialty mental health services. Additionally, there will be a limited amount of specialty mental health resources available within the system of care; bringing the County out-of-compliance with the state's Continuum of Care Reform.

RETROACTIVE AGREEMENT:

The recommended action is retroactive to May 1, 2020, in order to cover specialty mental health services provided by STRTPs and out-of-state group homes in Fiscal ...

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