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File #: 21-0235    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/8/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Memorandum of Understanding 266-S1410 (FENIX 506 & 3034) with Barton Healthcare System and Marshall Medical Center for the disbursement of Richie's Funds from the County's EMS Fund, extending the term for 3 years and updating the authorization from the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to the Emergency Medical Services Agency Administrator. FUNDING: EMS Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - 3034 Amd I PE, 2. B - 3034 Amd 1 CRS Approved, 3. C - 266-S1410, 4. Executed 266-S1410
Related files: 15-0210, 20-1510
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Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Memorandum of Understanding 266-S1410 (FENIX 506 & 3034) with Barton Healthcare System and Marshall Medical Center for the disbursement of Richie's Funds from the County's EMS Fund, extending the term for 3 years and updating the authorization from the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to the Emergency Medical Services Agency Administrator.

FUNDING: EMS Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Maddy Emergency Medical Services Fund is a special revenue fund that was established pursuant to Health and Safety Code § 1797.98a. The EMS Fund receives court penalty assessments which are used to reimburse physicians and surgeons the cost of uncompensated emergency care and to provide for other EMS expenses. The EMS Fund includes a sub-fund, the Richie's Fund, which is dedicated to funding pediatric trauma centers, or in counties without a pediatric trauma center, improving access to pediatric trauma and emergency services. On December 15, 2020, the Board approved the transfer of responsibility of the EMS Fund from the Health and Human Services Agency to the Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division (Legistar #20-1510). At that time, it was noted that an amendment to the existing MOU would be required to effect the change, and would be presented to the Board at a later date.

The Board approved MOU 266-S1410 on March 10, 2015 (Legistar #15-0210) as a funding agreement with Barton Healthcare System and Marshall Medical Center for the distribution of available Richie's Funds to the two hospitals to improve access to, and coordination of, pediatric trauma and emergency services in the County, pursuant to HSC § 1797.98a and Resolution 192-2007.

The original agreement terminates on March 1, 2021. The proposed Am...

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