Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Health Services Agency



December 4, 2003


December 16, 2003



Honorable Board of Supervisors



Margaret Taylor, Director of Health Services

Gale Bataille, Director of Mental Health Services



Agreement with Lovella Caluya-Diaz, M.D. dba Baywood Medical Group



Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board to execute an agreement with Lovella Caluya-Diaz, M.D., dba Baywood Medical Group.



There has been a shortage of child psychiatrists in California and in the nation for the past several years. Mental Health has found it extremely difficult to fill child psychiatrist positions. Physicians are exempt from the requirement for a Request for Proposals process, and Mental Health Services Division runs advertisements for specialty psychiatric services on a regular basis in the Northern California Psychiatric Newsletter and other venues as needed. Dr. Caluya-Diaz was selected from candidates who responded to those advertisements.



Dr. Caluya-Diaz will provide psychiatric services for San Mateo County Mental Health Services clients through the Pre-to-Three Program. Services will include: admission assessments and treatment planning; psychiatric and psychopharmacological treatment of clients; consultation with clinical staff and affiliated providers and participation in clinical case conferences.


Required HIPAA compliance language has been included in the agreement.


Consistent with contract approval level limitations in County Administrative Memorandum B-1, the Director of Health Services will be authorized to execute amendments and modifications to this agreement, not to exceed $25,000 in aggregate.


Vision Alignment

This agreement with Lovella Caluya-Diaz, M.D., dba Baywood Medical Group keeps the commitment to Ensure Basic Health and Safety for all and goal number 8: Help vulnerable people-the aged, disabled, mentally ill, at risk youth and others-achieve a better quality of life. The agreement contributes to this commitment and goal by providing psychiatric services for San Mateo County Mental Health Services clients through the women's health clinic and the Pre-To-Three Programs.


Fiscal Impact

The term of this agreement is July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. The agreement has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel and Risk Management.


The contract maximum is $130,127 for the two-year term. The agreement maximum for FY 2003-04 is $64,100 and has been included in the Mental Health Services' approved budget. Grant funding from San Mateo County First Five will cover $42,900, and Federal Medi-Cal is expected to fund $17,948 of the cost. The remaining $3,252 is net County cost. The amount for FY 2004-05 is $66,027 and will be included in the recommended budget for next fiscal year; a similar funding stream will be in place to cover these costs.