Contract approvals headline the Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, the largest of which involve millions of state dollars for behavioral health and disability services.
If approved, a $17.6 million agreement with the Oregon Health Authority would fund the county Health and Human Services Department’s substance abuse, mental health and gambling addiction services. The agreement would last through the end of 2020.
Likewise, a $16.7 million agreement with the state Department of Human Services would fund the department’s disability services through June 2021.
The county health department has a budget of about $73.5 million this year to spearhead services for children, mothers, people with disabilities, people with addictions and more. It also handles environmental health – like restaurant inspections – and investigates disease outbreaks.
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Marion County staff are recommending the commissioners approve both contracts.
Meeting details: 9 a.m. July 17 at the Senator Hearing Room in Courthouse Square, 555 Court Street N.E.
Commissioners: Kevin Cameron, Sam Brentano and Colm Willis
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