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File #: 20-1793   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/29/2020 In control: Human Services - Broward Addiction Recovery Center
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO AUTHORIZE Human Services Department Director or Deputy Director to execute agreements, including renewals and amendments, between The Joint Commission ("TJC") and Broward County, with each agreement subject to review for legal sufficiency by the Office of the County Attorney, to provide accreditation services to the Broward Addiction Recovery Division ("BARC"), in a cumulative amount not to exceed $25,000 annually, and authorize the County Administrator to take any necessary budgetary and administrative actions to implement each applicable agreement.
Indexes: Established Commission Goals
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Keith D. Bostick (Deputy Director)
Department: Human Services Division: Broward Addiction Recovery

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO AUTHORIZE Human Services Department Director or Deputy Director to execute agreements, including renewals and amendments, between The Joint Commission ("TJC") and Broward County, with each agreement subject to review for legal sufficiency by the Office of the County Attorney, to provide accreditation services to the Broward Addiction Recovery Division ("BARC"), in a cumulative amount not to exceed $25,000 annually, and authorize the County Administrator to take any necessary budgetary and administrative actions to implement each applicable agreement.

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Why Action is Necessary
Agreements with external agencies and delegation of authority require approval by the Board of County Commissioners ("Commission").

What Action Accomplishes
This action authorizes the Human Services Department Director or Deputy Director to execute accreditation agreements with TJC.

Is this Action Goal Related
Yes

Previous Action Taken
None

Summary Explanation/Background
THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE BROWARD ADDICTION RECOVERY DIVISION RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE MOTIONS.

This item supports the Commission's value of "consistently delivering responsive, effective, quality services to the public and internal customers" and the goal to "create a system of expectation and accountability across the institution that assures effective communication, continuous performance review and improvement." Accreditation through TJC establishes a standard of safe and effective care which BARC maintains through the provision of high-quality services to Broward County residents.

Typically, an agency must undergo an on-site re-accreditation survey at least every three years. However, TJC has delayed the standard on-site re-accreditation surveys for the OTP and Behavioral He...

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