November 18, 1994


Renewal of Agreement, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles Campus

The Committee recommends that the President be authorized to approve and execute the revised Agreement between the County of Los Angeles, the Harbor/UCLA Medical Foundation, Inc., and The Regents of the University of California, entitled the "Tri- Partite Agreement," and to approve and execute any subsequent amendments, modifications, or renewals thereto, provided the general intent and purpose of the Agreement remain unchanged from those originally approved by The Regents. The revised Agreement includes the following provisions:

This Agreement will supersede the Agreement entitled "Tri-Partite Agreement Among County of Los Angeles, The Regents of the University of California, and Harbor General Hospital Medical Group," dated September 5, 1969, and the related "Interim Memorandum of Understanding (Tri-Partite Agreement)," dated January 15, 1980, except for physician patient care inpatient and outpatient services with service dates at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center prior to July 1, 1991. The new Agreement will be effective retroactive to July 1, 1991, and thereafter it will coincide with the term of the affiliation agreement between the County of Los Angeles and The Regents, entitled "Medical School Operating Agreement."

Each party to this Agreement must designate in writing a person who shall have the authority to administer the Agreement on behalf of the party.

The County, in selecting members of the professional staff of the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, will continue to give due consideration to selecting physicians who hold faculty appointment at UCLA and who have been favorably recommended by the Dean of the UCLA School of Medicine and by the appropriate department head of the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.

The Harbor/UCLA Medical Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) shall bill and collect fees for physician services ("professional fees") provided to County inpatients and outpatients who receive care in the following Harbor/UCLA Medical Center departments: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pathology (excluding Clinical Pathology), Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Surgery.

The Foundation shall reimburse the County for all the County's direct and indirect costs related to this Agreement.

After making payments due to the County, and after deducting Foundation administration expenses, the Foundation shall pay to the University all funds remaining from Foundation billing and collection for physician professional fees

Funds paid to the University must be used first to defray salaries and benefits for faculty members of the University serving at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center or to provide for the University's academic and educational programs at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center. If any funds remain, they may be made available by the University for directly related capital improvements or other projects at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center which have been specifically approved in writing by the County and by the University.