Tehama County Supervisors to talk mental health services for juveniles – Red Bluff Daily News

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RED BLUFF — The Tehama County Board of Supervisors plans to talk about mental health services for kids on Medi-Cal during its Tuesday morning meeting.

If approved by the board in a majority vote, Public Health Director Val Lucero would sign an agreement with Remi Vista Inc., a family services agency based out of Chico, that would provide mental health services for children in Tehama County for up to $1.2 million. The cost would be covered by the Mental Health Services Act.

The agenda report provided by Public Health said the service would help children up to the age of 15.

“Remi Vista will provide mental health services to eligible children in Tehama County that meet medical necessity as defined by Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health, as well as case-by-case uninsured or non-Medi-Cal eligible children,” the agenda item said.

If the item is not approved, Public Health would have to seek out another agency for the services.

The service based on the agreement would last from April 1 through the end of June, 2022.

Other business

Due to erosion on a Deer Creek bank, the county is working on ways to prevent further erosion and repair the existing damage.

A findings report on the erosion will be provided to the board Tuesday.

Roughly 300 feet of the bank is expected to be repaired by the already approved project.

In terms of compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the agenda report said there were no findings that indicated negative affects on local wildlife.

The county is looking at a new document management software from a company called PS Technologies Inc.

Should the board approve an agreement with the company, there would be a monthly cost of $800 to the county that would be billed quarterly. There is, however, an initial one-time payment of $15,000 to buy the software.

Funds were approved in the fiscal year budget for the purchase.

According to the agenda report related to the matter, the software would be used by county counsel to manage and maintain documents regarding litigation and other issues related to the department. The report said county counsel doesn’t have an adequate system of managing these things.

The Tehama County Board of Supervisors meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 727 Oak St. in Red Bluff. Meetings are free and open to the public. However, certain guidelines are in place due to the pandemic. The number of members from the public is limited and all participants must wear masks. 

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