ADOPTED - JULY 26, 2005

Agenda Item No. 39

 

Introduced by the Law Enforcement and Finance Committees of the:

 

INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES FOR A REVIEW OF JAIL MEDICAL EXPENSES

 

RESOLUTION #05-202

 

WHEREAS, jail medical expenses have risen significantly over the past two years; and

 

WHEREAS, the Controller is recommending that a review of the expenses be conducted in order to determine if opportunity exists to control these costs; and

 

WHEREAS, Health Management Associates (HMA) conducted a review of jail medical expenses for Ingham County several years ago; and

 

WHEREAS, HMA has proposed that conducting such a review will cost between $7,500 and $8,000; and

 

WHEREAS, the Controller is recommending that HMA be utilized to do the review.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners authorizes a contract with HMA for this purpose at a total cost not exceeding $8,000.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Controller is authorized to transfer up to $8,000 from the Contingency Account to the Controllerís Budget for this purpose.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson and County Clerk are authorized to sign the contract as recommended by the Controller and approved as to form by the County Attorney.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:† Yeas:† De Leon, Nolan, Copedge, Schafer, Vickers

†††† Nays:† None†††††††††††††††††††††††† Absent:† Thomas†††† Approved 7/14/05

 

FINANCE:† Yeas:† Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor,† Dougan

†††††††††† Nays: None††††††††††††††††††† Absent:† Thomas†††††††† Approved 7/20/05