Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 6, 2017
REVISED June 6, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #28

Durable Medical Equipment Lending Program

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

James Crutchfield
Community Paramedic Program Chief, ext 1648

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-17-055 allowing the Director of the Public Safety Department or his/her designee to execute standard loan agreements to enable community members to borrow medical equipment as needed.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

The Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Lending Closet is a community paramedic program partnership. A community need has been identified among the low-income, elderly, and disabled populations that are currently being served by the Community Paramedicine Program. Presently, several of the community paramedic patients are unable to afford medical equipment and/or medical equipment is not readily available to them. Developing and organizing a community based DME lending closet is an easily obtainable solution to this problem.

The DME lending closet is a resource for people to discard their unwanted/unneeded medical equipment while meeting a need for someone else in the community.  Donated equipment would then be loaned to Manatee County Citizens who are unable to obtain prescribed medical equipment for themselves.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please provide one certified copy of R-17-055 to James Crutchfield, Community Paramedicine Chief –Public Safety Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$0.00 001.0007103 Community Paramedicine

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Durable Medical Equipment Lending Program; CAO Matter No. 2017-0222.pdf
Attachment:  Loan Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-17-055.pdf