Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 22, 2018
REVISED May 22, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #48

Award of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Renewal to Ambitrans Medical Transport, Inc.

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Robert L. Smith, Director of Public Safety, x3511

Paul DiCicco, Chief of EMS, x1645

Action Requested

Motion to adopt Resolution R-18-066 authorizing the renewal of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) for Ambitrans Medical Service, Inc., and execution of the COPCN.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125.01, Florida Statute Chapter 401 Part III, Manatee County Ordinance 17-041, Manatee County Code 2-13-55(a)

Background Discussion
  • On April 25, 2017, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners approved Ordinance 17-041 relating to the authorization of private medical transportation services within the county and issuance of Certificate(s) of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN).
  • Manatee County has experienced a significant growth in population which has demonstrated a need for an additional inter-facility ambulance provider.
  • Ambitrans Medical Service, Inc., has provided inter-facility medical transportation services in Manatee County since 2016.
  • Ambitrans Medical Service, Inc., has completed the application and is compliant with the provisions required in Ordinance 17-041.
  • Ambitrans Medical Service, Inc., will provide emergency and non-emergency inter-facility transportation services regulated by the COPCN.

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 COPCN to Randi Dunsworth at randi.dunsworth@mymanatee.org, ext. 3560.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010007101 General Funding

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Response Memorandum.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution18-066.pdf
Attachment:  Ambitrans COPCN Certificate 2018.pdf