Health Services Agency
March 12, 2004
BOARD MEETING DATE:
April 6, 2004
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Margaret Taylor, Director of Health Services
Amendment to the Agreement with Park-Gilman Clinics, Inc.
Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board of Supervisors to execute an amendment to the agreement with Park-Gilman Clinics, Inc.
On December 18, 2001, your Board approved an agreement with Park-Gilman Clinics, Inc. (Park-Gilman) to provide phlebotomy services for blood alcohol specimen collections. The current agreement is for the term January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2003 for a total amount of $188,000. This amendment will extend the contract term to June 30, 2004, and will add $47,000 to cover services provided in this time.
According to Title 15 regulations, Correctional Health staff are prohibited from participating in the collection of forensic evidence, i.e., blood alcohol specimens, because it is not medically necessary. Park-Gilman provides on-call phlebotomy services for blood alcohol specimen collection seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day and can respond to calls within 30 minutes. Additionally, the phlebotomy staff testify in court for cases in which testimony is required.
The agreement with Park-Gilman keeps the commitment to ensure basic health and safety for all and goal number 7-maintain and enhance the public safety of all residents and visitors by ensuring that accurate forensic information is provided for individuals held in County corrections facilities.
The term of the agreement is extended six months, making the full term of the agreement January 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004. The total amount of the agreement is increased by $47,000; from $188,0000 to $235,000 to cover the extended term. The total amount for FY 2003-04 is $94,000 and is included in the Correctional Health Services adopted budget.