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File #: 18-0681    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/18/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/5/2018 Final action: 6/5/2018
Title: Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 2951 with the County of Sacramento in an amount not-to-exceed $125,000 for the term July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019 to continue to have autopsies performed by a certified forensic pathologist in instances of a homicide, suspicious death or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Agreement #2951 06-05-18, 2. Executed Agreement 2951
Related files: 16-0166, 18-0220
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Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 2951 with the County of Sacramento in an amount not-to-exceed $125,000 for the term July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019 to continue to have autopsies performed by a certified forensic pathologist in instances of a homicide, suspicious death or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Sheriff’s Office recommends the approval and signing of this Agreement #2951.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
When the El Dorado County Coroner investigates a homicide, a suspicious death, or a death from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, an autopsy needs to be conducted by a certified forensic pathologist in order to have credible evidence for a court proceeding or to comply with state protocols. El Dorado County does not employ a certified forensic pathologist, and as a result, the Sheriff’s Office has historically contracted with Sacramento County for these services.

On February 13, 2018, the current contract was amended to include consulting services regarding design input and future equipment needs for the El Dorado County Public Safety Morgue Facility on an “as requested” basis. This new contract will also include these consulting services.

The current contract with Sacramento County for these services expires on June 30, 2018.

ALTERNATIVES
Failure to approve and sign this contract could result in the cancellation of the contract and the loss of services to the Sheriff’s Office.

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
County Counsel and Risk approved this contract.

CAO RECOMMENDATION
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
No Change to Net County Cost. These expenses are budgeted in the Sheriff’s Office’s annual operating budget, and will continue to be budgeted in following years.

Clerk of the Board Follow Up Actions
Board Clerk to return signed originals to Sheriff’s Office for processing by the County of Sacramento.

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