Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 17, 2013
December 17, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16

FY2014 Children's Services Non-Profit Agency Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Michael Neuges, Human Services Manager, x3030

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute non-profit agency agreement with Manatee Children's Services, Inc., Child Protection Forensic Medical Examinations for the time period of October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 125
Florida Statutes 39.304(5)
Manatee County Ordinance 91-42

Background Discussion
On 9/19/13 the Board adopted Fiscal Year 2013/2014 budget that included funding for Non-Profit Agencies funded through the Children's Services Dedicated Millage.

FY13/14 Agreement with Manatee Children's Services has been prepared to provide the appropriate funding mechanism and service level accountability for payment of Child Protection Team Forensic Medical Examinations.  Per Florida Statute 39.304(5), the county in which the child is a resident shall bear the initial costs of the examination of the allegedly abused, abandoned, or neglected child.

The agreement specifies that funding recipient must perform specific level of services and submit documentation supporting the performance of the services as defined in the agreement, and submit, among other items, an audit of agency and proof of insurance.

Agencies may be visited multiple times throughout the contract year by Community Service Department staff members, and monthly desk monitoring is conducted.  The program has been reviewed and recommended for funding by the Children's Services Advisory Board.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Consulted with M.S. on incorporating language in the agreement regarding County's obligation to pay for forensic medical examinations under Florida Statute 39.304(5) and setting a rate of payment not addressed in the Statute for the purpose of cost savings.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
One original document to Community Services Department for executed agreement

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$69,000 Children's Services 104.0015002

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MCS-CPT ForensicMedicalExams.pdf