Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 10, 2016
REVISED May 10, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #51

Turning Points On-Site Blood Testing, Education, and Treatment Pilot Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Karen Windon, Deputy County Administrator

Cheri Coryea, Director, Neighborhood Services

Andy Guyre, Human Services Division Manager, Community Services, x3493

Action Requested

Motion authorizing the County Administrator to execute an agreement with Turning Points for the Pilot On-Site Blood Testing, Education, and Treatment Program.

Motion to Adopt Budget Amendment B-16-054.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion

In late February 2016, Turning Points approached the County with a proposed Pilot Program to provide on-site blood testing for HbA1C (blood sugar) and Lipid Panels (Cholesterol).  Providing these tests on-site allows the physicians in the Turning Points Clinic to inform the patient immediately of the results and to provide education, nutrition information, and pharmacy education and services as available for conditions related to diabetes and high cholesterol.

In September 2015, funding was set aside in Health Care Reserves for pilot programs to look for ways to provide early intervention in healthcare related issues.  By providing early treatment of these two diseases for patients with limited access to care, we hope to decrease the long-term number of diabetics being hospitalized for more severe illnesses. 

The County will fund a per-test amount to Turning Points to provide the test and related services to eligible patients and to provide reporting as outlined in the agreement.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of signed agreement and budget amendment to Andy Guyre in Community Services and copies to budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$55,000 General Revenue

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CLIA Waiver Pilot Program Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  B-16-054 Diabetes Pilot Program.pdf