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County eyes contract with hospital
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The county’s Budget and Finance Committee has voted to enter into an agreement with River Park Hospital to provide medical care for Warren County Jail inmates.
Resolution No. 2-2014 is an Inmate Medical Services Agreement. According to the agreement, “A covered individual means any individual who is incarcerated at the Warren County Jail and for whom Warren County is responsible to provide medical services.”
The agreement also states, “Medical services means all outpatient, emergency and inpatient services, facilities and equipment customarily provided by hospital in the course of business as of the effective date of this agreement.”
The Budget and Finance Committee voted unanimously 5-0 to recommend approval of the agreement.
The county’s Financial Management Committee is scheduled to meet prior to the full Warren County Commission meeting this Monday, Feb. 17, to consider this agreement. The committee’s recommendation will be announced during the court.
The resolution is to take place immediately upon its passage.