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File #: 20-669    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/29/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Jessie Hwang, OD to provide optometry services for the term of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $270,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_r_Jessie Hwang, OD, 2. 20200915_a_Jessie Hwang, OD
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, Health System
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Subject: Agreement with Jessie Hwang, OD to Provide Optometry Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Jessie Hwang, OD to provide optometry services for the term of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $270,000.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County provided necessary optical care to its medically indigent population, and access to services to its general population. Dr. Hwang has been providing optometry services at San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) for the past thirteen years and will continue to provide, at a minimum, the same level of service as she has under previous contracts with the County.

DISCUSSION:
The County's need for optometry services is increasing due to the aging of its patient population. SMMC will continue to meet this growing need through contracts with Dr. Hwang and other optometrists. Dr. Hwang has agreed to provide necessary diabetic retinopathy screening and optometry examination coverage for County patients at SMMC and Correctional Health Services (CHS).

County Administrative Memorandum B-1 provides that contracts for physicians are exempt from the Request for Proposals process.

The agreement and resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

The resolution contains the County's standard provisions allowing amendment of the County fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).

The agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by providing access to optometry services to County residents. It is anticipated that 100% of all eye examinations will adhere to the infection control standards as defined by the Joint Commission and Title XXII of the State of Califo...

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