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File #: 19-0344    Version: 1
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/9/2019 In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2019 Final action:
Title: Agreement with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., for the provision of mental health and substance abuse outreach, treatment, and rehabilitative services
Attachments: 1. Agreement with Meridian for mental health and substance abuse outreach ATF by CAO.pdf
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Agenda Item Name:

Title

Agreement with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., for the provision of mental health and substance abuse outreach, treatment, and rehabilitative services

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Presenter:

Claudia Tuck, 231-0058

 

Description:

This is the annual agreement between Alachua County and Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. for FY 2019/20 to assist citizens in need of mental health and substance abuse services.

 

Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Approve the FY2019/20 Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. agreement and authorize the Chair to sign.

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Prior Board Motions:

N/A

 

Fiscal Consideration:

Fiscal Consideration

Budgeted in FY20
001.29.2904.563.34.00 $695,556
010.29.2925.562.34.00 $200,000

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Background:

Beginning with FY2007/08 the BoCC made the decision to fund Meridian Behavioral Healthcare on an annual basis, outside of requiring an application or competitive process. The funds are used for the provision of adult and child acute care and inpatient services, residential treatment, outpatient services and outreach and prevention services in the areas of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Beginning in 2017-18, an additional $100,000.00 of funding was provided for Senate Bill 12 related support to eliminate/reduce the waiting time for Alachua County residents for detoxification and residential treatment beds.  Funds provided under this agreement, in part help Meridian meet the State of Florida requirements for local match.