Department of Hospital and Clinics
May 24, 2004
BOARD MEETING DATE:
June 8, 2004
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Nancy J. Steiger, Chief Executive Officer
Agreement with Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group of San Mateo County
Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board to execute an agreement with Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group of San Mateo County
San Mateo County is responsible for providing necessary medical care to its medically indigent population. This care includes professional ear, nose and throat medical services. Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group of San Mateo County, provides professional ear, nose and throat services including the management and supervision of those services.
As of March 31, 2002, the San Mateo County Health Center no longer contracts with MASMC for orthopedic services. Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group of San Mateo County will continue to provide the same level of services as in the previous MASMC agreement.
The liquidated damages provision has been removed from the non-discrimination section of the agreement because contractor would not agree to this term, however, your Board has the ability to terminate the contract for acts of discrimination.
This agreement keeps the commitment to Ensure Basic Health and Safety for All and goal number 5: Provide residents access to healthcare and preventive care. The Agreement contributes to this commitment and goal by continuing to provide orthopedic services to county patients.
The term of the agreement is for two years from April 1, 2002 through March 31, 2004. This agreement pays Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group of San Mateo County a maximum amount of $264,241 over the term of the agreement. Funding for 2001-02 is included in the approved budget for Hospital and Clinics and will be included in future budget requests.