Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #31

West Coast-Southern Medical, Inc., Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ronald J. Koper, Jr., Director
Public Safety Department

Action Requested
  1. Adopt Resolution R-14-75 authorizing renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for West Coast-Southern Medical, Inc., and waive application submission requirements for the issuance per ordinance.  Supersedes Resolution R-12-90.
  2. Authorize execution of a new Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to reflect adoption of R-14-75.
  3. Authorize the County Administrator to execute renewal of contract with West Coast-Southern Medical, Inc., for supplemental ambulance services and compensation.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Ordinance 91-73 - Issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity; Section 401, Part III, Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion

West Coast-Southern Medical provides non-emergency transportation and basic and advanced life support services regulated by the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) and Resolution R-12-90, which includes permission to provide contract services at special events and transportation at the request of a licensed medical facility when such service is not required as an emergency first response.

West Coast-Southern Medical has submitted correspondence (dated March 10, 2014) requesting a waiver of application submission requirements and procedures.

Ordinance 91-73 allows a waiver of submission requirements and procedures of the County Certificate.

Expiration of the current Certificate is June 28, 2014.

The COPCN granted to West Coast-Southern Medical is non-exclusive.

Attached documents:  Correspondence from West Coast-Southern Medical dated March 10, 2014; Resolution R-14-75; Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity; RLS-14-128; and new contract.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return executed copy of Resolution R-14-75 and authorized contract to Public Safety, attention Sheri Fintel.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  2014 Memo from West Coast waiver of app.pdf
Attachment:  2014 14-128 review and determination.pdf
Attachment:  West Coast COPCN Certificate 2014.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-14-75.pdf
Attachment:  West Coast Agmt 2014.pdf