Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 21, 2016
REVISED - June 21, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

Community Paramedicine Grant Award

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
James Crutchfield, Community Paramedic Program Manager, Ext. 1648

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-16-106 accepting a grant award from the Department of Health - Manatee; authorization for the County Administrator to execute State of Florida Department of Health Standard Contract MA400; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-16-069.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • The Community Paramedic Program provides a focus on medically vulnerable population(s) and attempts to redirect clients to appropriate resources as an alternative to the emergency department, thus reducing healthcare costs.
  • Community Paramedicine was presented to the Board of County Commissioners in two workshop presentations in September 2015 and a follow up presentation was delivered in February 2016.
  • Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health - Manatee, Centerstone, Manatee Memorial, and Manatee County, a grant application was submitted to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and subsequently funded with a total award amount of $818,000.
  • The Manatee County Division of EMS has been named as a subrecipient with an award amount of  $361,323.94 with no match funding required.
  • Grant funds will be utilized as a start up mechanism to develop and implement a Community Paramedic Program.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide three certified copies of R-16-106 and the original, executed contracts to James Crutchfield, Community Paramedic Program Manager - Public Safety Department.

Please email a copy of B-16-069 to budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
173-9001840, PSfty-CommPrimaryCare, $361,323.94

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  R-16-106 Community Paramedicine.pdf
Attachment:  MA400 EMS Contract.pdf
Attachment:  B-16-069 Community Paramedic Grant.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Opinion.pdf