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File #: 14-1682    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/11/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/6/2015 Final action: 1/6/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division and Human Resources, recommending the Board adopt Resolution 003-2015 amending the Salary Schedule for the Emergency Medial Services (EMS) Agency Medical Director Classification, reduce the EMS Agency Medical Director allocation by .1 FTE and delete the Public Health Clinician - Board Certified (Extra Help) salary from the County Salary Schedule. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution - EMS Agency MedDir 1-6-15, 2. Executed Resolution 003-2015 1-6-15 item 20.pdf
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Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division and Human Resources, recommending the Board adopt Resolution 003-2015 amending the Salary Schedule for the Emergency Medial Services (EMS) Agency Medical Director Classification, reduce the EMS Agency Medical Director allocation by .1 FTE and delete the Public Health Clinician - Board Certified (Extra Help) salary from the County Salary Schedule.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is a projected increase in Net County Cost for FY 2014-15 of approximately $10,377 from the amount budgeted for this position. This increase reflects the benefit cost associated with the regular part-time position. Sufficient funds have been included in the FY 2014-15 budget to cover the increased costs and will be included in future budgets.

Background
California Health and Safety Code section 1797.202 requires every local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency have a full- or part-time licensed physician and surgeon as Medical Director. To comply with this requirement, the Public Health Division has budgeted a .40 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) EMS Agency Medical Director classification with a total annual budgeted expenditure totaling $133,737. The minimum requirements for the position require the incumbent to have a license to practice medicine in the State of California, and two years of experience as an emergency room physician and/or trauma surgeon, OR two years of administrative experience in designing, implementing, and/or directing the emergency medical care services for an EMS provider organization, Base Hospital or Trauma Center.
The Public Health Division was unsuccessful in recruiting a part-time EMS Agency Medical Director in 2002, 2004 and 2007. It was determined that the salary at that time was too low to attract qualified applicants. As a result, to ensure compliance with State Law the Board adopted a salary for a position titled Public Health Clinician - Boar...

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