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File #: 19-1420    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 9/19/2019 In control: DHHS: Mental Health
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action: 10/15/2019
Title: Certification of the Need for Aegis Treatment Centers, LLC to Operate a Narcotic Treatment Program in Humboldt County
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. California State Department of Health Care Services Form 5027
To: Board of Supervisors

From: DHHS: Mental Health

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:
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Certification of the Need for Aegis Treatment Centers, LLC to Operate a Narcotic Treatment Program in Humboldt County
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Approve, and authorize the Humboldt County Substance Use Disorder Administrator to execute, the attached California Department of Health Care Services Form 5027 certifying the need for Aegis Treatment Centers, LLC to operate a narcotic treatment program in Humboldt County; and
2. Direct the Clerk of the Board to send a certified copy of the Board Order approving, and authorizing the Humboldt County Substance Use Disorder Administrator to execute, the attached California Department of Health Care Services Form 5027 to the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services - Contract Unit for further processing.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
Mental Health Fund

DISCUSSION:
Aegis Treatment Centers, LLC manages 31 narcotic treatment programs at outpatient clinics across California. Aegis Treatment Centers, LLC is currently in the process of becoming licensed to operate a narcotic treatment facility located on First Street in Eureka, California. As part of the licensing process, Aegis Treatment Centers, LLC is required to submit a California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Form 5027 that has been executed by the Humboldt County Substance Use Disorder Administrator. Execution of the attached DHCS Form 5027 will affirmatively certify that there is a need for the provision of narcotic treatment program services in Humboldt County, and that any and all local ordinances, fire regulations and local planning agency requirements applicable to the operation of a narcotic treatment program have been complied with.

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