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File #: 20-197    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action: 4/7/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a California Statewide Memorandum of Understanding for Emergency Medical and Health Disaster Response Mutual Aid and Mutual Assistance with Counties in California outside of Region II.
Attachments: 1. 20200407_r_Statewide Mutual Aid, 2. 20200407_MOU_Statewide Med Health Mutual Aid, 3. 20200407_att_CA Region II Mutual Aid
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Morrow, M.D., Health Officer, San Mateo County Health
Travis Kusman, MPH, Paramedic, Director, San Mateo County Health

Subject: Memorandum of Understanding for Emergency Medical and Health Disaster Response Mutual Aid and Mutual Assistance with Counties in California Outside of Region II
RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing a California Statewide Memorandum of Understanding for Emergency Medical and Health Disaster Response Mutual Aid and Mutual Assistance with Counties in California outside of Region II.

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BACKGROUND:
The Medical Mutual Aid/Assistance system for California strictly follows the California Department of Public Health's statewide Public Health and Medical Emergency Operations Manual (EOM). Compliant with the State Emergency Management System and the Incident Command System, the EOM dictates the pathway for situational awareness and resource requests during a disaster, from the event to the county/operational area, region, and state.
The County of San Mateo (County) belongs to California Medical Mutual Aid Region II (Region II). In addition to the County, the Region II operational areas and local public health jurisdictions are: the City of Berkeley, the City and County of San Francisco, and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.
The County signed an agreement between all Region II entities (Region II Agreement) on September 26, 2017 to formalize the medical and health mutual aid/assistance program within the region. Under this agreement, the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) program continues to function very well operationally. However, there remain barriers related to reimbursement for the associated emergency ser...

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