Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2019
REVISED - October 8, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #41

Agreement with West Coast Southern Medical Services, Inc., for Medical Transport Services


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Jacob Saur, Director of Public Safety, ext 3585
James Crutchfield, EMS Chief, ext 1648

Action Requested
Authorization for Chairperson to execute an Agreement between Manatee County EMS and West Coast Southern Medical Service, Inc., to provide medical transport services, and to sign the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPN).

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125.01
Florida Statute 401.25(1)
Ordinance 17-041
Manatee County Code 2-13-55(a)
Resolution 17-124

Background Discussion
  • On November 28, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution 17-124 authorizing the issuance of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) for West Coast Southern Medical Service, Inc.
  • The Resolution allows West Coast Southern to provide ALS and BLS inter-facility transport service, stand-by for special events, calls transferred from County 911 and any other type of pre-hospital medical assistance as requested by the County during peak call loads or EOC activation.
  • An Agreement is needed in conjunction with the Resolution in order to establish the terms, definitions, activations, rates, billing, conditions, and insurance requirements of West Coast Southern Medical Service, Inc.
  • West Coast Southern submits invoices to Manatee County EMS when services are rendered.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide certified copies of fully executed agreement and COPCN certificate to Becky Frazier at Becky.Frazier@MyManatee.org, ext 7828.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010007101 General Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Approximately $30,000 annually, based on need.

Attachment:  Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Hold Harmless.pdf
Attachment:  Rate Schedule.pdf
Attachment:  West Coast COPCN Certificate.pdf
Attachment:  Business Associate Agreement.pdf