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File #: 19-7616   
Type: Misc - Professional Services Agreements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/31/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an agreement with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program in participation with the Texas Department of State Health Services Tuberculosis Identification and Treatment Project (DSHS TB Project), a project of the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver to provide physician services for an amount up to $ 199,052.00 for a period beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2021 [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Jennifer Herriot, MPH, Interim Director, Health]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2019-10-31-0885
DEPARTMENT: Health


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Jennifer Herriott, MPH


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Authorization of an Agreement with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler


SUMMARY:

This Ordinance authorizes a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) for tuberculosis (TB) physician services related to the treatment of patients with Latent TB Infection (LTBI) as part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District's (Metro Health) participation in the Texas Department of State Health Services Tuberculosis Identification and Treatment Project (DSHS TB Project), a project of the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver for an amount not to exceed $199,052.00 for a term beginning October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

As the local health department for the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, Metro Health's TB Clinic operations comprises of patient care for active and latent TB patients. The UTHSCT Heartland National TB Center is one of four Centers of Excellence in the United States, and is the only one in Texas funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of TB Elimination, to provide medical and technical consultation services related to various aspects of TB control. As such, the UTHSCT is the only entity with this level of expertise available within the state to provide these services. Metro Health has contracted with UTHSCT for physician services related to the treatment of patients with LTBI previously. Most recently, City Council authorized an agreement with UTHSCT for LTBI treatment on March 29, 2018 for an agreement term ending September 30, 2019.

In addition, on February 14, 2019 City Council authorized the acceptance of funding from the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS) for Metro Health's participation in the Tuberculosis Identification and Treatment Project (TB Project) under the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver. T...

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