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File #: 15-0861    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/30/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/28/2015 Final action: 7/28/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 123-2015 to establish an imprest cash account for the Emergency Medical Services in the amount of $100. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Contract Routing Sheet Approved, 07-28-2015, 2. B - Resolution Imprest Cash Fund EMS Agency, 07-28-2015, 3. Executed Resolution 123-2015 7-28-15 item 10.pdf
Related files: 19-0543
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Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 123-2015 to establish an imprest cash account for the Emergency Medical Services in the amount of $100.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board adopt the attached Resolution to establish an imprest cash account for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency in the amount of $100.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The EMS Agency receives payments for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Initial Certification, EMT Recertification, Paramedic Accreditation, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse Fees, Medical Marijuana Fees, First Responders Technician Fee, and donations.

Currently, the EMS Agency accepts payments via currency, money order, or credit card payments with a non-refundable convenience fee added to the total amount paid. Frequently patrons attempting to pay with cash do not have the exact amount and are instructed to leave and return with the exact amount, resulting in unnecessary delays and inconvenience for the patron.

ALTERNATIVES:
If the Board declines to adopt this Resolution establishing an imprest cash account for the EMS agency, payments will continue to be accepted in the manner described herein.

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
County Counsel

CAO RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board approve this item if it would like to give financial flexiibility for individauls paying for certifications, accreditations, fees and donations.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
There would be a one-time Net County Cost increase of $100 to establish the imprest cash account for the EMS Agency.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
1. Clerk of the Board to obtain signature of Chair on three originals of the EMS Agency Imprest Cash Account Resolution.
2. Clerk of the Board to forward one fully executed Resolution to the Auditor-Controller Off...

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