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File #: A 18-482    Name: Garrett Consulting Group Agreement
Type: BoS Agreement Status: Health Department - Consent
File created: 12/4/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: a. Approve and authorize the Director of Health or the Assistant Director of Health to sign an Agreement with Garrett Consulting Group, LLC in the amount of $94,000 retroactively effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, to provide Healthcare Risk Management consultation services. b. Approve non-standard risk provisions in Agreement, as recommended by the Director of Health.
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Garrett_Admin_20201231-20190101, 3. 17. Completed Board Order
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a. Approve and authorize the Director of Health or the Assistant Director of Health to sign an Agreement with Garrett Consulting Group, LLC in the amount of $94,000 retroactively effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, to provide Healthcare Risk Management consultation services.
b. Approve non-standard risk provisions in Agreement, as recommended by the Director of Health.
Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors:
a. Approve and authorize the Director of Health or the Assistant Director of Health to sign an Agreement with Garrett Consulting Group, LLC in the amount of $94,000 retroactively effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, to provide Healthcare Risk Management consultation services.
b. Approve non-standard risk provisions in Agreement, as recommended by the Director of Health.

SUMMARY/DISCUSSION:
The Monterey County Health Department (MCHD) requires specialized assistance with policy and procedure development, general consultation, as well as on-site training programs regarding health data systems and compliance with privacy and confidentiality laws for our administrative and clinical staff.

The Garrett Consulting Group, provides consultation and training services on a variety of medical/legal topics including mandated reporting, patients' rights, ethics, electronic records, General MCHD HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)/CMIA (California Medical Information Act) Policy consultation and federal and state medical confidentiality laws. Linda Garrett, owner of Garrett Consulting Group, has an extensive background in Healthcare Risk Management services as well as seven (7) years of experience assisting MCHD with training and providing consultation.

While this work is not directly in support of a Health Department 2018-2022 Strategic Plan initiative, it is in support of one or more of the ten essential public health services, specifically: 5.) Develop policies and plans ...

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