Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 030406
   

File Number: 030406 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-235-03 Control: County Commission
File Name: ANTI-VENOM SERUM AGREEMENT Introduced: 2/10/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/11/2003
Agenda Date: 3/11/2003 Agenda Item Number: 8O2A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS WITH PARTICIPATING HOSPITALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ANTI-VENOM SERUM ON A ''AS NEEDED BASIS''
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/11/2003 8O2A Adopted P

Public Safety Committee 2/11/2003 3C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Mr. Al Cruz, Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 4203 appeared before the Committee in support of the foregoing proposed resolution. He noted the resolution allowed for the continuation of the agreements that were transferred from the Fire Board.

County Attorney 2/10/2003 Assigned Public Safety Committee

County Attorney 2/10/2003 Assigned William X. Candela

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS WITH PARTICIPATING HOSPITALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ANTI-VENOM SERUM ON A "AS NEEDED BASIS"

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is the largest importer of exotic venomous snakes and reptiles in the United States; and
WHEREAS, to date the State of Florida has issued approximately 100 venomous reptile licenses to residents of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, a central depository for the storage and maintenance of anti-venom serum, in a central location with transportation capabilities is needed; and
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department is developing a program to meet the needs and desires to afford its services to participating providers,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board authorizes the County Manager, or in his place the Director of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, to execute the Anti-Venom Serum Agreement with any and all appropriate providers in the form of that attached.

OTHER
ANTI-VENOM SERUM AGREEMENT


This agreement is made this ________________day of _________________, _____, by and between Miami-Dade
County and ________________________________________ (Hospital).

WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is the largest importer of exotic venomous snakes and reptiles in the United States; and

WHEREAS, to date the State of Florida has issued approximately 100 venomous reptile licenses to residents of
Miami-Dade County; and

WHEREAS, a central depository for the storage and maintenance of anti-venom serum in a central location with transportation capabilities is needed; and

WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (the Department) is developing a program to meet such needs;

NOW, THEREFORE, it is agreed between the parties as follows:

1. Intent:

The intent of this agreement is to provide a central bank for the storing of anti-venom serum for hospital and/or medical facilities in and outside of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Service District and Miami-Dade County, Florida and to provide participating hospitals with such anti-venom serum on an "as needed" basis.

2. Storage or Maintenance of Anti-venom Serum:

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department will store and maintain anti-venom serum for use by participating hospitals on as "as needed" basis.

3. Participating Hospital's Financial and Other Contributions:

Each participating hospital shall, upon execution of this agreement and on the anniversary date of each year, pay an annual participation fee of $ 1,000 per annum, plus the following expenses/fees as anti-venom serum is needed by such hospital:

A. The cost (net acquisition cost to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department) of the anti-venom serum.

B. A $ 75.00 "service fee" for the "stat" delivery by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Personnel of the anti-venom serum from the central depository to the hospital.

4. Credit for Existing Hospital Inventory:

To the extent that a participating hospital has a current inventory of anti-venom serum, the hospital may elect to transfer such inventory to the Department depository and receive credit as follows:


A. Vials of anti-venom serum with a remaining expiration date of at least one (1) year may be transferred to the Department for a credit which will be used to off set the hospital's initial participation fee. The Department will guarantee credit for a maximum of two (2) years. Credit for any additional vials the hospital has in its inventory will be considered on a case by case basis.

5. Notification and Responsibility of Participating Hospitals:

It shall be the responsibility of the participating hospital, through its Emergency Department, to notify the Department telephonically of the need for anti-venom serum indicating the nature of the venomous reptile snake bite and the type of anti-venom serum requested. In addition, the hospital will provide the full name and social security number of the patient, for reference purposes.

6. Department's Responsibility:

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department shall, upon notification as provided for in Paragraph 5 above provide, to the extent available, such anti-venom serum through transportation to the hospital. The Department will maintain on a daily 24-hour basis emergency dispatch capabilities for the purpose of providing anti-venom at all times.

Upon delivery of the anti-venom to the hospital's Emergency Room, the Department will provide the hospital with a copy of a delivery form, documenting specific details of the transaction including the name of the delivery person, the name of the hospital employee who received the vials, date and time received, and a description the quantity and specific item delivered.

ER personnel shall return all unused vials to the Pharmacy Department whereby arrangements can be made between the Pharmacy and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department for non-emergency pick-up by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel. Vials must be refrigerated within the pharmacy. Upon pick-up and processing by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Anti-Venom Depot, a credit will be issued via FAX to the Pharmacy Department, to the attention of the Director of Pharmacy.

7. Payment Terms:

Within 48 hours of delivery, the Department shall FAX an invoice of the transaction to the hospital's Pharmacy Department to the attention of the Director of Pharmacy. Payment terms will be Net 20 days. All credits issued by the Department shall also be processed within 48 hours of return to the Depot with a credit memo issued via FAX to the hospital's Pharmacy Department to the attention of the Director of Pharmacy.

8. Limitation of Department's, District's, and County's Responsibility:

Nothing contained herein shall be a waiver of the Department's, District's, of Miami-Dade County's sovereign immunity and limitations of liability and damages and, further, the Department, the District, and Miami-Dade County, its employee, officers, officials, and agents shall not be liable for any claim related to its failure to abide by the terms and conditions of this contract otherwise other than through its gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

9. Term of Agreement:

The term of this agreement shall be for a period of one (1) year from the date executed and shall continue from year to year unless 90 days written notice is given by either party to the other, by certified mail, return receipt requested, of such party's desire to cancel this agreement. Notice to the Department, District, and County shall be addressed to: Miami-Dade County Manager or designee, Miami-Dade County, 111 N.W. 1st St., 29th Floor Miami, Florida 33128 . As to the participating hospital:






___________________________________________________
Name Title

_____________________________________________________________
Hospital

_____________________________________________________________
Address

_____________________________________________________________
City State Zip Code

9. Commencement of Agreement:

The obligations hereunder shall not commence as to the Department until such time as the Department notifies the participating hospital by certified mail, return receipt requested, that, in fact, it is assuming its responsibilities, as provided herein, concerning the storage and maintenance of anti-venom serum. It is further specifically understood that in the event that in the sole discretion of the District as to hospitals within the District and Miami-Dade County with regard to hospitals outside the District, the response as to the anti-venom serum program from hospitals, or other reasons, do not warrant the implementation of the anti-venom serum program offered hereunder, the District or the County may cancel this agreement and return and unearned monies received from any participating hospital.

10. Entire Agreement:

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and may not be modified, except in writing. The agreement shall not be valid and binding until such time as approved by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, the parties have entered into this agreement.

Miami-Dade County Provider:



By: By:
Steve Shiver, Manager



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