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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #33


Subject
Award of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) to West Coast Southern Medical Service, Inc.

Briefings
Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Robert L. Smith, Director of Public Safety, X3511
Paul DiCicco, Chief of EMS, X1645



Action Requested

Motion to adopt Resolution 17-124 authorizing the issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) for West Coast Southern Medical Service, Inc., and authorize the Public Safety Director to execute the COPCN.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statute 125.01
Florida Statute 401.25(1)
Ordinance 17-041
Manatee County Code 2-13-55(a)



Background Discussion
  • Manatee County has experienced a significant growth in population which has demonstrated a need for an additional inter-facility ambulance provider.
  • Many other counties and local governments issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to more than one ambulance service provider.
  • West Coast Southern Medical Services, Inc., has provided inter-facility medical transportation services in Manatee County since 1980.
  • West Coast Southern Medical Service, Inc., has completed the application and is compliant with the provisions required in Ordinance 17-041.
  • West Coast Southern Medical Service, Inc., will provide emergency and non-emergency inter-facility transportation services regulated by the COPCN.


County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
Morris

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide certified copies of fully executed COPCN to Randi Dunsworth at Randi.dunsworth@mymanatee.org, ext. 3560.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010007101 General Funding

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$0


Attachment:  Resolution 17_124.pdf
Attachment:  COPCN - West Coast Southern Medical.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Response_Matter No 2017-0567.pdf