Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 28, 2017
REVISED November 28, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #32

Award of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) for Advanced Life Support-Non Transport to West Manatee Fire District

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-17-134 authorizing the issuance of COPCN for West Manatee Fire Rescue, and authorize the Public Safety Director to execute the COPCN.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125.01

Florida Statute 401.25(1)

Ordinance 17-041

Manatee County Code 2-13-55(a)

Background Discussion
The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners approved Ordinance 17-041 relating to the authorizing of life support services within the county and issuance of  Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN).

The Ordinance established a formal application and approval process for the issuance of COPCNs for public and private entities to provide life support services in the county.

The application from West Manatee Fire Rescue was received by staff based on the requirements set forth in Ordinance 17-041.

Based on the application submitted, review of the application, and compliance with the requirements set forth in Ordinance 17-041, it was found that West Manatee Fire Rescue submitted a complete application and meets all of the requirements specified in Ordinance 17-041.

Therefore, staff recommends that an Advanced Life Support, Non-Transport COPCN be issued to West Manatee Fire Rescue.

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:  Resolution 17_134.pdf
Attachment:  COPCN - West Manatee Fire District.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Response_Matter No. 2017-0574.pdf