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File #: 19-1491    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2019 In control: DHHS: Mental Health
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action: 10/15/2019
Title: Memorandum of Understanding with Health Management Associates, Inc. Regarding Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health's Participation in the California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Memorandum of Understanding with Health Management Associates, Inc. Regarding Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health’s Participation in the California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project, 3. Exhibit A for the Memorandum of Understanding with Health Management Associates, Inc. Regarding Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health’s Participation in the California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion ProjectExhibi, 4. Application for Cohort 2 Expanding Medication Assisted Treatment in County Criminal Justice Settings: A Learning Collaborative submitted by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health
To: Board of Supervisors

From: DHHS: Mental Health

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:
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Memorandum of Understanding with Health Management Associates, Inc. Regarding Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health's Participation in the California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Approve, and authorize the Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health Director, or a designee thereof, to execute, the attached memorandum of understanding with Health Management Associates, Inc. regarding Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health's participation in the California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project for the period of April 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020; and
2. Authorize the Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health Director, or a designee thereof, to execute any and all subsequent amendments to the attached memorandum of understanding with Health Management Associates, Inc. after review and approval by County Counsel, Risk Management and the County Administrative Office.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
Mental Health Fund

DISCUSSION:
In 2017, Humboldt County had the second highest per capita overdose rate among California counties. Medication assisted treatment in correctional settings has been proven to lower mortality rates upon the release of former detainees. The provision of medication assistance in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility will support the continuity of care, and decrease withdrawal experiences, of detainees with opioid use disorder.

Health Management Associates, Inc. is a sub-recipient of the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant (STR Opioid Grant) awarded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to the California Department of Health Care Services...

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