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File #: 17-1013    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/7/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/20/2018 Final action: 3/20/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Approve the use of updated Interfacility Transfer (IFT) and Critical Care Transfer (CCT) Permit Application/Agreement boilerplate, to allow the Emergency Medical Services Agency to tender permits to ambulance transportation contractors to provide IFT/CCT services in the non-exclusive areas of the County; and 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 032-2018, which delegates authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to execute IFT/CCT Permit Application/Agreements, as appropriate; and authorizes the use of future updated Permit Application/Agreements, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: Fee for service.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS for IFT-CCT Resolution, 2. B - IFT-CCT Resolution, 3. C - Approved CRS for IFT-CCT Version 2, 4. D - IFT-CCT Version 2, 5. Executed Resolution 032-2018
Related files: 17-0258

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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:

1) Approve the use of updated Interfacility Transfer (IFT) and Critical Care Transfer (CCT) Permit Application/Agreement boilerplate, to allow the Emergency Medical Services Agency to tender permits to ambulance transportation contractors to provide IFT/CCT services in the non-exclusive areas of the County; and

2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 032-2018, which delegates authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to execute IFT/CCT Permit Application/Agreements, as appropriate; and authorizes the use of future updated Permit Application/Agreements, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

 

FUNDING:   Fee for service.

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION: 

Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the use of attached Permit Application/Agreement for Interfacility Transfers (IFT)/Critical Care Transfers (CCT), and adopt attached Resolution authorizing the HHSA Director or designee to execute said Permit Application/Agreement, as appropriate.

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

On March 28, 2017, the Board adopted Resolution 058-2017 (File ID: 17-0258), and authorized the use of an IFT/CCT Permit Application/Agreement, thereby delegating authority to execute said boilerplate agreement(s) to the HHSA Director or designee.

 

The attached revised IFT/CCT Permit Application/Agreement has been updated to include ambulance-specific insurance requirements, as approved by County Counsel and Risk Management.

 

HHSA is now recommending the Board authorize use of this updated Permit Application/Agreement by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency.

 

In addition, HHSA is recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign the attached Resolution, thereby authorizing the HHSA Director or designee to execute the IFT/CCT Permit Application/Agreement(s), as well as authorizing the use of updated Permit Application/Agreement(s) in the future, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

The Board could decline to adopt the attached updated Resolution and Permit Application/Agreement, thereby causing the EMS Agency to continue to use the Permit Application/Agreement with a non-specific insurance clause.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

County Counsel and Risk Management

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

There is no Net County Cost associated with this Agenda item.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

1) Clerk of the Board to obtain signature of Chair on attached Resolution.

2) Clerk of the Board to return one (1) copy of the signed Resolution to the HHSA Contracts Unit at 3057 Briw Road.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:

County Strategic Plan - Goal #1 Public Safety:  Protects the community, prevents crime, enforces the law, administers justice, provides rehabilitative services, and promptly responds to emergencies and calls for service.

 

CONTACT

Patricia Charles-Heathers, Ph.D., M.P.A., Director