Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 9, 2018
REVISED October 9, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #36

Execution of Amended Agreement with West Coast Southern Medical, Inc., for Manatee County EMS Support/COPCN Services


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Robert L. Smith, Director of Public Safety, x3511
Paul DiCicco, Chief of EMS, x1645

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairperson to execute the Amended Agreement between Manatee County EMS and West Coast Southern Medical Services, Inc., to provide medical transport services.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125.01, Florida Statute 401.25(1), Ordinance 17-041, Manatee County Code 2-13-55(a), Resolution 17-124

Background Discussion
  • On November 28, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) adopted Resolution 17-124 authorizing the issuance of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) for West Coast Southern Medical Services, Inc.  
  • Resolution 17-124 allows West Coast Southern Medical Services, Inc., to provide advanced (ALS) and basic (BLS) life support inter-facility transport service, stand-by for special events, calls transferred from County 911, and any other type of pre-hospital medical assistance as requested by the County during peak call loads or EOC activation.  
  • On July 24, 2018, the BCC approved an Agreement between Manatee County EMS and West Coast Southern Medical Services, Inc., with an effective date of  July 24, 2018, which was needed in conjunction with the Resolution in order to establish the terms, definitions, activation procedures, rates, billing, conditions, and insurance requirements of West Coast Southern Medical Services, Inc.
  • West Coast has continued to provide services since November 28, 2017, after approval of the COPCN.  
  • This Amended Agreement between Manatee County EMS and West Coast Southern Medical, Inc., corrects the effective date to December 2, 2017.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide a certified copy of fully executed Amended Agreement to Randi Dunsworth at randi.dunsworth@mymanatee.org, x3560.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010007101 - EMS - Operations, Approximately $30,000 (based on need)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Approximately $30,000 Annually (based on need)

Attachment:  Amendment to Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Attorney Response Memorandum.pdf
Attachment:  R17-124 signed.pdf
Attachment:  Westcoast Southern Countract 2018 (002).pdf