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File #: 2399-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/16/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to modify, by increasing, an existing contract with Equitas Health to continue to provide a harm reduction program, called Safe Point, through March 31, 2021; to authorize the expenditure of $175,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($175,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2399-2020 Attachment
Explanation

BACKGROUND: In ordinance number 1822-2018 approved by City Council on October 22, 2018, Columbus Public Health was awarded a grant from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to continue a partnership with Equitas Health for a harm reduction program, called Safe Point. The funds allowed a modification to the existing contract with Equitas Health to continue to provide harm reduction services. Ordinance number 1300-2017, approved by City Council on June 5, 2017, authorized the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Equitas Health, in the amount of $50,000.00 for a period through March 31, 2018. Ordinance 0680-2018, approved by City Council on March 26, 2018, modified this ordinance to increase and extend the original contract in the amount of $12,500.00 and through June 30, 2018. Ordinance 1666-2018, approved by City Council July 7, 2018, modified the contract in the amount of $125,000.00 and extended the contract through 12/31/2018. Ordinance 3109-2018, approved by City Council on November 19, 2018 modified by increasing, extending, and revising the Scope of Services of the contract in the amount of $100,000.00, for a time period ending December 31, 2019. Ordinance 0220-2019, approved by City Council on February 25, 2019 modified by increasing the contract in the amount of $350,000.00. Ordinance 2873-2019, approved by City Council on November 18, 2019 extended the term through December 31, 2020. Ordinance 0749-2020, approved by City Council on May 18, 2020 increased the contract by $242,000.00, revised the Scope of Services and extended the contract with Equitas Health through March 31, 2021.

This ordinance is needed to modify by increasing the contract in the amount of $175,000.00 with Equitas Health for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,054,500.00, through March 31, 2021. This modification is needed to continue the harm reduction program to opiate users ($175,000.00).

Harm reduction services provided by Equitas Health allow c...

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