Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - February 13, 2018
REVISED February 13, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #42

Community Paramedicine Business Associate Agreement with Manatee Health Systems


Contact and/or Presenter Information
James Crutchfield, Community Paramedicine Chief, x. 1648

Action Requested
Execution of  Business Associate Agreement between Manatee Health Systems and Manatee County Community Paramedicine.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

Manatee County Department of Public Safety’s Community Paramedicine Program, a Covered Entity under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), is required to sign Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with certain organizations and individuals to whom they share Protected Heath Information (PHI).   

Due to the unique operations and partner collaboration of the Community Paramedicine Program, PHI is shared to ensure the most favorable outcomes are obtained for enrolled patients.  Coordinating and organizing patient care requires the community paramedic to communicate and use health information to guide the delivery of safe, appropriate, and effective care.

Currently, the Community Paramedicine Program has formed several community partnerships.  The Community Paramedic Program collaborates with Manatee Health Systems to form and achieve clearly identified patient centric goals. Having an executed BAA with community partners will ensure that all HIPAA regulations are met while meeting common patient goals.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Pamela J. D’Agostino, Assistant County Attorney
CAO Matter No. 2017-0271

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return two copies of  the fully executed BAA to Mindy Whalen, Community Paramedicine Resource Coordinator, x. 1623

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010007103 Community Paramedicine

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Manatee County Community Paramedicine Program 18 (needs cosign) - MHs.pdf
Attachment:  Response Memo to CAO Matter No. 2017-0271 dtd 5.30.17.pdf