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File #: 21-0444    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agreement Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 4/2/2021 In control: Health and Human Services Agency
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral DBA Communique Interpreting in the Amount of $25,000 for the Provision of Sign Language Interpretation Services During Emergencies Such as the COVID-19 Pandemic, Effective January 1, 2021 Through June 30, 2021
Sponsors: Health and Human Services Agency
Attachments: 1. Agreement 21-067, 2. Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral DBA Communique Interpreting, $25,000, 20-21, PH DOC, COVID - Preliminary

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Health and Human Services Agency
MEETING DATE: April 20, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Mary Alice Willeford
PHONE:
468-7067
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Dianne Laster
PHONE:
472-2654


ITEM TYPE: Consent Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: N/A


AGENDA TITLE:
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Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral DBA Communique Interpreting in the Amount of $25,000 for the Provision of Sign Language Interpretation Services During Emergencies Such as the COVID-19 Pandemic, Effective January 1, 2021 Through June 30, 2021
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
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Approve retroactive Agreement with Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral DBA Communique Interpreting in the amount of $25,000 for the provision of sign language interpretation services during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, effective January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021; authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Assistant Director or designee to sign any future amendments that do not increase the annual maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
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SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
The Health and Human Services Agency is federally and state mandated to provide access to language interpretation services for all clients. Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral DBA Communique Interpreting has been providing American Sign Language (ASL) services to Social Services, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and Public Health clients. These services are very specific, for a limited population, and it is difficult to predetermine when extensive services may be needed. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for ASL services at press conferences and other emergency meetings. As a result, current contracts are not sufficient to cover costs, and a contract specific to emergency services is needed. Due to the emergency status of the COVID-19 pandemic, additional emergency...

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