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File #: A 21-204    Name: CEP America-Psychiatry Agreement
Type: BoS Agreement Status: Passed - Natividad Medical Center
File created: 5/7/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action: 5/25/2021
Title: a. Authorize the Chief Executive Office for Natividad Medical Center (NMC) or his designee to execute the Professional and Call Coverage Services Agreement with CEP America-Psychiatry, PC, a California professional corporation dba Vituity to provide psychiatry services at NMC for the period the June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 for an amount not to exceed $8,236,050 in the aggregate; and b. Authorize the Deputy Purchasing Agent for NMC or his designee to sign up to three (3) future amendments to this Agreement where the total amendments do not significantly change the scope of work and do not cause an increase of more than ten percent 10% ($823,605) of the original contract amount.
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. CEP America California DBA Vituity (Psychiatry) Agreement, 3. Completed Board Order Item No. 21
Title
a. Authorize the Chief Executive Office for Natividad Medical Center (NMC) or his designee to execute the Professional and Call Coverage Services Agreement with CEP America-Psychiatry, PC, a California professional corporation dba Vituity to provide psychiatry services at NMC for the period the June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 for an amount not to exceed $8,236,050 in the aggregate; and
b. Authorize the Deputy Purchasing Agent for NMC or his designee to sign up to three (3) future amendments to this Agreement where the total amendments do not significantly change the scope of work and do not cause an increase of more than ten percent 10% ($823,605) of the original contract amount.

Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors:
a. Authorize the Chief Executive Office for Natividad Medical Center (NMC) or his designee to execute the Professional and Call Coverage Services Agreement with CEP America-Psychiatry, PC, a California professional corporation dba Vituity to provide psychiatry services at NMC for the period the June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024 for an amount not to exceed $8,236,050 in the aggregate; and
b. Authorize the Deputy Purchasing Agent for NMC or his designee to sign up to three (3) future amendments to this Agreement where the total amendments do not significantly change the scope of work and do not cause an increase of more than ten percent 10% ($823,605) of the original contract amount.

SUMMARY/DISCUSSION:
Natividad must arrange for the care and treatment of patients in the 18 bed mental health unit (MHU) as well as hospitalized patients and patients who present to the emergency department in need of behavioral health services. Natividad wishes to enter into an agreement with Vituity, a comprehensive acute care psychiatric provider group, to provide 24/7 dedicated physician staffing and leadership for the MHU and tele-psychiatry services, oversight and medical direction of the MHU and consult liaison services for medic...

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