Manatee County Government Administrative Center Fourth Floor, Manatee Room 9:00 a.m. - February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018 - Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Jail Medical

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Joshua T. Barnett, Health Care Services Manager
Ext. 3978

Lynette Miralla-Ramirez, Grants Coordinator
Ext 3484

Cheri Coryea, Deputy County Administrator
Ext 3468

Ava Ehde, Interim Director, Neighborhood Services Department
Ext 3974

Action Requested
This is a work session.  No action is required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

FL Statutes: 901.032 – 901.35

Background Discussion

This Work Session is provided at the request of the Board of County Commissioners from the November 28, 2017, regular meeting. This request was made following the approval of the Armor, Inc., jail medical services 6th Contract Amendment approval.

Florida Statutes mandates counties to fund healthcare costs in their local jails.

Work Session Discussion is to Include:

  1. County Jail Census
  2. Introduction to Regulatory Compliance
  3. Inmate Medical Demography
  4. Internal and External Medical Expenses
  5. Statewide Initiatives for joint quality improvement and cost containment

Joint oversight of jail medical services is shared between the Manatee County Sheriff's Office (Kaufmann and Jones) and the Neighborhood Services Department's Division of Community Services (Barnett and Miralla-Ramirez).  

Jail medical services are procured through a competitive bid process.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$5,669,626.39 for 2016; General Fund Source

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$5,478,033.28 Base for 2017 (3% recurring annual increase maximum) plus Excess Costs

Attachment:  EXECUTED Sixth Amendment to Health Services Agreement 12-0415FL.pdf
Attachment:  Correctional Healthcare Costs 2017.pdf
Attachment:  Jail Medical 02-2018 FINAL.pdf