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File #: 19-1296    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/13/2019 Departments: CORONER
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Amending the Forensic Pathology agreements with Dr. Thomas W. Rogers and Dr. Peter A. Benson to (1) extend the term of the agreements to June 30, 2021 and (2) revise the terms of payment by the County for the provision of forensic pathology services in the agreements from set monthly payments to a fee schedule based the number and type of clinical inspections or autopsies performed; and B) Waiving the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and authorizing the amended agreements with Dr. Thomas W. Rogers and Dr. Peter A. Benson for the provision of forensic pathology services to be increased to a total amount not to exceed $1,126,350.
Attachments: 1. 20200128_r_Forensic Pathology Servicest.pdf, 2. 20200128_a_Benson.pdf, 3. 20200128_a_Rogers.pdf, 4. 20200128_att_Resolution No.076440[a-b].pdf, 5. 20200128_att_Benson No. 076440[b].pdf, 6. 20200128_att_Rogers No.076440[a].pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Robert J. Foucrault, Coroner
Subject: Forensic Pathology Agreements with Dr. Thomas W. Rogers, and Dr. Peter A. Benson

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Amending the Forensic Pathology agreements with Dr. Thomas W. Rogers and Dr. Peter A. Benson to (1) extend the term of the agreements to June 30, 2021 and (2) revise the terms of payment by the County for the provision of forensic pathology services in the agreements from set monthly payments to a fee schedule based the number and type of clinical inspections or autopsies performed; and

B) Waiving the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and authorizing the amended agreements with Dr. Thomas W. Rogers and Dr. Peter A. Benson for the provision of forensic pathology services to be increased to a total amount not to exceed $1,126,350.

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BACKGROUND:
The Coroner's Office is mandated by law to investigate and determine the cause and manner of death in all violent, sudden or unusual deaths. The Coroner's Office contracts with forensic pathologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Medicine in order to provide the highest-level quality of service in determining the cause of death for the citizens of San Mateo County (the "County").

The Coroner's Office has contracted with Thomas W. Rogers, M.D. ("Dr. Rogers") since May 2003 and Peter A. Benson, M.D. ("Dr. Benson") since 1968 to perform autopsies and clinical inspections on those individuals who have died in the County under circumstances where the cause is not clear or is unexpected. Dr. Rogers and Dr. Benson bring with them a high level of service, reliability, professionalism, and experience.

The current agreements with Dr. Rogers and Dr. Benson for forensic pathology services (the "Agreements") have a term of March 1, 2019 through February 28, 2021, and provide payment for services based on set monthly amounts per...

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