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File #: 1545   
Type: New Business - Add-On Status: Adopted
File created: 4/17/2020 In control: Fire Rescue
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Brevard County Fire Rescue - Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund Grant
Subject:
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Brevard County Fire Rescue - Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund Grant
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Fiscal Impact:
+ $462.474.10
Dept/Office:
Fire Rescue Department
Requested Action:
Recommendation
Request approval to accept the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund grant in the amount of $462,474.10. Request authority for the County Manager or designee Fire Chief Mark Schollmeyer (Medicare account administrator) to sign the HHS attestation documents, subject to County Attorney review of the HHS terms and conditions. Request authority for the Chair to sign any required contract amendments to implement Brevard County Fire Rescue's obligations under the grant.


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Summary Explanation and Background:
On April 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided Brevard County Fire Rescue (the Recipient) with a Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund grant of $462,474.10 to cover certain COVID-19 public health emergency costs. This was an automatic transfer to Fire Rescue because Brevard County Fire Rescue is a Medicare healthcare provider who diagnoses, tests or cares for individuals with possible or actual cases of COVID-19. The HHS provided an email following the transfer of funds that requires Brevard County Fire Rescue to agree to certain terms and conditions on the use of the funds within thirty (30) days.

Under the terms of agreement, the funds may only be utilized "to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, and shall reimburse the Recipient only for healthcare related expenses or lost revenues that are attributable to coronavirus."

Additionally, "for all care for a possible or actual case of COVID-19, Recipient certifies that it will not collect from the patient out-of-pocket expenses in an amount greater than what the patient would have otherwise been required to pay if their care had been provided by an in-network Recipient."

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