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City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/01/2022  

BACKGROUND
On March 5, 2013, City Council approved an Interlocal Agreement with Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (the Hospital) relating to a prescription access program.  This program offers assistance to qualified citizens of the city that enables them to purchase prescription medication at a significantly reduced price. The provision of a prescription assistance program is a public purpose and preserves and protects these qualified citizens’ health and safety.
 
The Hospital will provide prescription medications free of charge or at a low cost to citizens who qualify for assistance under the guidelines established by each drug manufacturer and as described to the City by the Hospital. The Hospital will comply with all federal, state, county, and City laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations which may affect the agreement.
 
A written report will be provided by the Hospital to the City Council of the City on or about March 1 and September 1 of each year.  This report will document that the payments made by the City have primarily benefited citizens of the City and will include such information as total number of resident patients served, number of prescriptions filled, retail dollar value of prescriptions, and sources of program funds.
GOAL
Continue to support the Prescription Assistance Program with Guadalupe Regional Medical Center.
COMMUNITY BENEFIT
The Hospital will provide prescription medications free of charge or at a low cost to citizens who qualify for assistance under the guidelines established by each drug manufacturer and as described to the City by the Hospital.
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
Council to accept the Report Information.
FISCAL IMPACT
The fiscal impact to the City is $5,000 annually.  This is a budgeted item. The City’s contribution helps pay for the cost of administering the program.
RECOMMENDATION
Council to accept the Report Information.
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Report

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