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File #: 21-0592    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agreement Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/10/2021 In control: Health and Human Services Agency
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of Agreement with Psynergy Programs, Inc. in the Amount of $450,000 to Provide Residential Care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short Clients, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022
Sponsors: Health and Human Services Agency
Attachments: 1. Agreement 21-101

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Health and Human Services Agency
MEETING DATE: May 25, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Jenine Miller
PHONE:
472-2341


ITEM TYPE: Consent Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: N/A


AGENDA TITLE:
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Approval of Agreement with Psynergy Programs, Inc. in the Amount of $450,000 to Provide Residential Care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short Clients, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Approve Agreement with Psynergy Programs, Inc. in the amount of $450,000 to provide residential care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short clients, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Assistant Director/Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director 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:
Ongoing Agreement. Most recent action March 9, 2021, Item No. 4(m), BOS Agreement No. 20-045-A1.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
The Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act is the California law governing the involuntary civil commitment of individuals who, due to mental illness, pose a danger to themselves, a danger to others, or who are gravely disabled and require inpatient psychiatric care. The intent of the LPS Act was to end inappropriate lifetime commitment of people with mental illness and firmly establish their right to due process while significantly reducing state institutional expense.

Pursuant to the requirements of the LPS Act, Mendocino County is responsible for providing residential care services to LPS clients who are court-mandated to receive a specific level of care requiring a structured environment due to mental health challenges. Currently, there are no local facilities in Mendocino County that are able to provide all levels of care as mandated by the courts. In addition, there is a shortage of residential care...

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