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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: June 7, 2022 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-e <br /> SUBJECT: Renewal of Health Services Agreement with Southern Health Partners for <br /> Medical Services at the Orange County Detention Center <br /> DEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Renewal Letter Dated March 11, 2022 Sheriff Charles S. Blackwood, <br /> for Contract Period July 1, 2022—June 919.245.2900 <br /> 30, 2023 Jennifer Galassi, Legal Advisor to the <br /> Sheriff, 919.245.2952 <br /> PURPOSE: To approve a renewal of the Health Services Agreement with Southern Health <br /> Partners for medical services at the Orange County Detention Center. <br /> BACKGROUND: Since 2009, the County has contracted with Southern Health Partners (SHP) <br /> to provide a structured and comprehensive medical program for inmates housed in the Orange <br /> County Detention Center (OCDC). SHP is experiencing rising costs associated with providing <br /> competitive pay rates to staff and inflationary costs related to supply lines and core business <br /> insurance. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: Upon approval of the renewal, the monthly contract price will increase <br /> $18,572.28 per year ($1,547.69 per month). The new contract price, effective July 1, 2022, will <br /> be $390,017.64 annually ($32,501.47 per month). If the average daily population (ADP) exceeds <br /> 140 inmates, the compensation payable to SHP shall be increased by a per diem rate of $1.52 <br /> for each inmate over 140. <br /> Other financial obligations under the Agreement remain unchanged. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: The following Orange County Social Justice Goals are applicable <br /> to this item: <br /> • GOAL: FOSTER A COMMUNITY CULTURE THAT REJECTS OPPRESSION AND <br /> INEQUITY <br /> The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race or color; <br /> religious or philosophical beliefs; sex, gender or sexual orientation; national origin or ethnic <br /> background; age; military service; disability; and familial residential or economic status. <br /> • GOAL: ENSURE ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY <br /> The creation and preservation of infrastructure, policies, programs and funding necessary <br /> for residents to provide shelter, food, clothing and medical care for themselves and their <br /> dependents. <br />