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File #: 2481-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/18/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2019 Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to modify by extending an existing contract with Ohio State University Hospitals (OSU) to continue to provide MAT Services through December 31, 2020; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation

Ordinance number 3164-2018, approved by City Council on December 3, 2018, authorized the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Ohio State University Hospitals (OSU), in the amount of $50,000.00 for a period through November 30, 2019, in order to effectively provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), an evidenced-based practice that combines pharmacological interventions with substance abuse counseling and social support, to Columbus Public Health (CPH) Addiction Services (ADS) Program through specialized Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician services.

This ordinance is needed to modify by extending contract PO156610 for a time period ending December 31, 2020 with Ohio State University Hospitals (OSU). This modification is needed to continue MAT for the Addiction Services Program.

Over the last several years it has become evident that opioid use disorder clients treated in the CPH ADS program have had difficulty in accessing affordable and reliable medication-assisted treatment. Additionally, many of the clients cite transportation as a concern to accessing MAT services. These clients have expressed interest in receiving MAT services at the CPH ADS Program as a compliment to the existing services they are receiving.

Emergency action is requested in order to provide MAT services for patients at Columbus Public Health Addiction Services Program.

FISCAL IMPACT: Additional funds for this contract are not needed at this time.

Title
To authorize and direct the Board of Health to modify by extending an existing contract with Ohio State University Hospitals (OSU) to continue to provide MAT Services through December 31, 2020; and to declare an emergency.

Body

WHEREAS, it is necessary to modify by extending, contract PO156610 with Ohio State University Hospitals (OSU) through December 31, 2020; and

WHEREAS, this ordinance is being submitted as an emergency measure so that timely services can proceed without interruption; and

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