Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #40

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


Contact and/or Presenter Information
James Crutchfield, Chief of EMS, ext 1648

Action Requested
Motion to adopt Resolution R-19-126 authorizing the issuance of COPCN for West Manatee Fire Rescue and 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 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 2 certified copies of fully executed COPCN to Becky Frazier at Becky.Frazier@MyManatee.org, ext 7828.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010007101 General Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  COPCN Resolution 19-126.pdf
Attachment:  COPCN Certificate.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Response No 2019-0437.pdf