Okaloosa County

Action Item

Request approval of and authorize the Chairman to execute Amendment 9 to the Medical Examiner Agreement to extend services for one additional year from October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014


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STATEMENT OF ISSUE: Request approval of the amendment to the Medical Examiner Agreement, which renews the contract for one (1) additional year from October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014.


BACKGROUND: In compliance with Florida Statutes, Chapter 406, the Board of County Commissioners provides an annual budget and contracts for medical examiner services with the District I Medical Examiner’s Officer.  This year’s budget approved by the Board is $510,568.00, which is an increase of $70,031.00 from the current year’s contract.  The additional funding is due to an increase in the number of autopsies being performed.  As outlined in the contract, the District I Medical Examiner’s Office will pay the vendor invoices directly and then submit an invoice with the appropriate documentation to Okaloosa County for reimbursement.


The Medical Examiner’s Office provides important services to Okaloosa County citizens and law enforcement agencies.  The District I Medical Examiner’s Office has always assured it will serve Okaloosa County in accordance with the provisions of the pertinent statutes and applicable rules and regulations of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  Staff support to the Medical Examiner’s Office at the Fort Walton Beach morgue is provided by the District I Medical Examiner and is under her direct administration/supervision.


OPTIONS: Approve or disapprove.


RECOMMENDATIONS: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the amendment to the agreement for Medical Examiner Services with Dr. Andrea Minyard, District I Medical Examiner, for medical examiner services to Okaloosa County for Fiscal Year 2013-14.



Meeting History

Sep 17, 2013 8:30 AM Video Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting (South)
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MOVER:Wayne Harris, Commissioner District 1
SECONDER:Nathan Boyles, Commissioner, District 3
AYES:Don Amunds, Nathan Boyles, Wayne Harris, Kelly Windes
ABSENT:Dave Parisot