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Contract#: 28239 Amendment#: l

Agency/Department: AHS/ Department of Corrections
Vendor Name:
Centurion of Vermont, LLC
Vendor Address:
144 7 Peachtree Street, Suite 500, Atlanta GA 30309
2/2/2015
Starting Date:
1/31/2019
Ending Date:
Summary of agreement or amendment: Extend term and update attachments.

VISION Vendor No: 339936

Amendment Date:

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Cumulative amendments: $ 20,549,748.00

Current Amendment: $20,549,748.00

Business Unit(s : 3420;

$ 60,107.501.00

Prior Maximum:

$80,657,249.00

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The agency has taken reasonable steps to control the price of the contract and to allow qualified organizations to compete for the work authorized by
this contract. The agency has done this through:

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Contract includes performance measures/guarant~es to ensure the quality and/or results of the service? fxl Yes O

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Does this contract meet the federal determination of an Independent Contractor?
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the contactor must be set up and paid on payroll through the VTHR system.
VI. CONTRA€T[NG PLAN .AiPPl:;l€ABLE

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Is any element of this contract subject to a pre-approved Agency/Dept. Contracting Waiver Plan?

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST

By signing below, I (Agency/Dept. Head) certify that no person able to control or influence award of this contract had a pecuniary interest in its award or
performance, either personally or through a member of his or her household, family, or business.

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Is there an "appearance ' of a conflict of interest so that a reasonable person may conclude that this party was
selected for improper reasons: (If yes, explain)

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VIII. PRIOR APPROVALS REQUIRED OR REQUESTED
Agreement must be Certified by the Attorney General under 3 V.S.A. § 342 (sign line #4 below)
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Agreement must be approved by the Comm. ofDII/CIO: for IT hardware, software or services and
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Agreement must be approved by the CMO: for Marketing services over $25,000
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Agreement must be approved by Comm. Human Resources: for Privatization, Retirees & Former Employees
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Agreement must be approved by the Secretary of Administration
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I have made reasonable inquiry as to thr3·curacy of the above in.formation (sign in order):

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VERMONT

State ofVermont
Department of Corrections
NOB 2 South, 280 State Drive

Agency of Human Services

Waterbury, vr 05671-2000
doc.vermont.gov

[µhone]

802-241-2442

[phone]

802-241-0000

[fax]

802-241-0020

MEMORANDUM
TO:

Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration

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FROM:

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

DATE:

January 11, 2018

RE:

Centurion of Vermont, LLC. Contract #28239 AM# 1

In 2015 the Department of Corrections entered into a contract with Centurion of Vermont for
correctional healthcare services that combined medical and mental hea]th services under one
contract. That contract will be at the end of its initial 3-year term on January 31, 2018. The
Department would like to exercise the opportunity to extend this contract for one additional year.
This amendment serves to not only extend the contract term for an additional year, but also to
update its Staffing Matrix to aJign with the closing of the Southeast State Correctional Facility,
update Appendix 5.22- Performance Linked Indicators as well as the State's standard agreement
attachments and increase the maximum amount respectively.

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AMENDMENT
It is agreed by and between the State of Vermont, Department of Corrections (hereafter called "State") and
Centurion of Vermont (hereafter called "Contractor") that contract #28239 dated January 28, 2015 between said
State and Contractor is hereby amended as follows:
To change Page 1, 4. Cont ract Tem1, from end on 1/31/18 to end on 1/31/19.
To change Page I, 3. Max imum /\mo unt, from $60,107,501.00 to $80,657,249.00.
To remove Attachment A, page 14, Section 2.7.1 - State Quality Oversight and Performance Indicators.
To replace Attachment A, Page 40, Section E, 2.41 with the following:
SECTION E - INMATE CARE AND TREATMENT
2.41 - Nonemergency Health Care Requ~sts and Services
In accordance with NCCHC essential standards P-E-07 and MH-E-05, the Contractor shall ensure that all inmates
have daily opportunities to request health, mental health, and dental care. All requests for services will be
documented and reviewed for immedi~cy of need and interventions that are required to address the need.

The Contractor will:
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Implement a sick call system that provides inmates with unimpeded access to health services.
Utilize an established, unimpeded, secured sick call boxes located within each housing unit for inmates to
deposit their requ,ests for sick call services.
For inmates who do not have access to the sick call boxes, establish alternative arrangements will be made for
filing sick call requests (i.e., inmates in segregation or lock-down units). Nursing staff will conduct daily,
visual rounds to assess the inmates' need for health care services.
Where possible, respond to sick calls according to the facility schedules shown in Appendices of Attachment G
of this contract related to Correctional Facility Profiles.
Have a process for nursing personnel to collect, triage, and respond to health care requests based on need within
24 hours.
Ensure that LPNs and Registered Nurses demonstrate that they possess the skill set to perform triage.
Training and appropriate supervision shall be provided to nursing staff to assure a system that is safe and
effective.
Provide same-day (24 hour) response for inmate requests for health care services that are determined by the
triage process to be urgent in nature.
During weekdays, when clinically appropriate, have a qualified health care professional see the inmate within
24 hours after the request has been triaged. Therefore, non-emergent, triaged health care requests will be seen
within 48 hours.
During weekends, make a good faith effort to meet the same standard as for weekday review and response times
for non-emergency requests. Triaged requests for health care services during the weekend will be seen within
72 hours.
Conduct physician sick call per a posted schedule determined by facility needs and in a manger that complies
with the requirements described above and in a manner that supports timely follow up of inmates triaged by
nursing and determined as in need of provider referral. The schedule must be approved by the State HSD.
Monitor sick call responses/grievances as part of the CQI process.

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If the inmate's custody status precludes attendance at sick call, implement appropriate measures to provide
access to health services.
Develop new protocols or implement current ones that include the use of over-the-counter medications which
can be provided to inmates by a Registered Nurse. All protocols shall be reviewed and approved by the State
HSD and/or Chief Nursing Officer prior to implementation.
The Contractor shall implement a process that provides inmates with a limited supply of OTC medications as a
result of a sick call encounter with a Registered Nurse. The provision of OTC medications will be documented
in the inmate's health record.
Make available a limited number of over-the-counter medications available for purchase in the inmate
commissary.
If the inmate's condition at the time of nursing triage or assessment requires emergency care and/or services
beyond the ability of the nurse and/or the established nursing protocols, require the nurse to discuss the inmate's
problem with the on-site or on-call provider who will then refer the inmate for further evaluation and treatment
as needed.
Ensure that under no circumstances should the care of the inmate in need of urgent or emergent care be deferred
or unnecessarily delayed pending discussion with management or supervisory staff.

Regarding the Sick Call Request Form, the Contractor will:
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Utilize a three-part sick call request form that allows the inmate's request, triage and disposition information,
and the health encounter to be documented all on one form.
Print the form on no carbon required (NCR) paper to provide additional copies.
Keep one copy by the inmate at the time the request is submitted.
Keep the second copy to be used for a variety of purposes. For example, if the inmate's request does not
require a health encounter, a written response will be documented on the form and a copy will be returned to the
inmate.
File the original as part of the inmate's permanent record.
Transfer the information contained on the sick call request to the inmate's electronic health record.

To replace Attachment A, page 50, Section G, 2.52.1 with the following:
SECTION G - SPECIAL NEEDS AND SERVICES
2.52.1 - Services for Incapacitated Persons
State Directive # 306.01; Revision memo 3/38/12 and 33 VSA§708; Incapacitated Persons Statute
Incapacitated individuals are lodged in State facilities under protective custody for a maximum of 24 hours. They
may be released in under 24 hours if th,ey are determined to no longer be incapacitated, or if a person arrives at the
facility who is willing to assume responsibility for the incapacitated individual. Transfer to State facilities from the
community should occur only after medical clearance by designated community providers has been obtained,
including all required signatures.
The Contractor will:
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Provide services to these persons in accordance with policies and procedures as written by the State for services
mandated by Vermont Statute.
Provide initial medical screening and observation. If screening and/or observation during lodging indicates the
patient has urgent care needs beyond the capacity of the facility to provide, or is in danger of eminent self-harm,

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the patient will not be accepted for lodging within DOC custody. If needed, transportation for external
emergency medical care will be arranged. Health service contractors shall communicate any such plans for
patient movement to the Shift Supervisor, and shall make arrangements with the receiving hospital or
emergency treatment facility.
Assess medical care needs when indicated by Department staff. Health service contracted staff shall assess and
provide emergency medical care as necessary until emergency responders can take over.

To replace existing Attachment B with new Attachment B.
To replace existing Attachment C with new Attachment C, revised December 15, 2017.
To replace existing Attachment D with new Attachment D, revised December 8, 2009
To replace existing Attachment E with new Attachment E, revised July 7, 2017.
To replace existing Attachment F with new Attachment F, revised January 4, 2017.
To replace existing Attachment K with new Attachment K- Staffing Matrix
To replace existing Appendix 5.22- Summary of Performance-Linked Metrics, with the new Appendix 5.22.
To replace existing Appendix 5.04- VTDOC Facility Profiles with the new Appendix 5.04.
To remove Appendix 5.16-Quality Indicators.
Except as modified by this above amendment, and any and all previous amendments to this contract, all provisions
of this contract #26239 dated 1/28/15 shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.
The effective date of this amendment is 1/31/2018.
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED PARTIES, AGREE TO.BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS CONTRACT AS
AMENDED.
STATE OF VERMONT
AGENCY OF HUMAN SERVICES
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

CONTRACTOR: Centuri n of Vermont, LLC.

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Signed

Lisa Menard, Commissioner
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(Please PRINT Signature)

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Address:

Centurion of VT, LLC
Steven H. Wheeler, CEO
144 7 Peachtree St., Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30309

703-749-4600
swheeler@mhrn-services.com

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ATTACHMENT B
CONTRACT FOR SERVICES
PAYMENT PROVISIONS

The maximum dollar amount payable under this agreement is not intended as any form of a guaranteed amount. The
Contractor will be paid for products or services specified in Attachment A, or services actually performed, up to the
maximum allowable amount specified in this agreement. The payment schedule for delivered products, or rates for
services performed, and any additional reimbursements, are included in this attachment. The following provisions
specifying payments are:
1. Payments will not be released until Contractor has provided State with certificates of insurance to show that the
required insurance coverage, detailed on Attachment C and as modified by Attachment D, is in effect. It is the
responsibility of the Contractor to maintain current certificates of insurance on file with the State throughout the
term of this agreement. Contractor shall name the State of Vermont and its officers and employees as additional
insureds for liability arising out of this agreement.
2. Contractor shall submit a monthly invoice for base capitation and fixed-fee payments within 15 days of the
close of tho previous month. Beginning February 1, 2016, for each P4P metric, the Contractor will submit the
numerator and denominator calculations to the Vermont Department of Corrections (State). The State will enter
the data into the P4P incentive calculator (Appendix 5.21) to determine the Contractor's performance-based
bonus payment. The official ADP for the month shall be provided monthly by the State.
3. Contractors invoice number will be displayed in the. following format on each invoice:
Contract #/Period of Service - Example: For June 2011 services under contract number 12345 the invoice
number would be 12345/0611.
4. The State's payment terms for Contractor invoice(s) are net 30 days.
5. In consideration of the services to be provided by Contractor, the State agrees. to pay Contractor as follows:
Contractor payment will be based on a capitated, pay-for-performance, risk-based model. Some payment
provisions of the contract will be based on a fixed fee.
6. Payment Adjustments
Starting on February 1, 2016, all performance incentives, liquidated damages, and /holdbacks will be documented
and discussed with Contractor. The parties shall resolve any dispute regarding the assessment and retention of
holdbacks, retainage or liquidated damages in accordance with the Dispute Resolution process (see 13(b)
Miscellaneous Provisions/Dispute Resolution below). Such holdbacks, retainage, or liquidated damages do not
impact the Actual Costs incurred by the Contractor.
The parties acknowledge and agree that liquidated damages included in this contract shall not apply in situations
where the Contractor's failed performance is related to events or actions outside of the control of the Contractor.
7. Pricing-Appendix 5.23 Price Proposal- Per Inmate per Month Calculator 12/02/2014 included as
Attachment J in this contract
The Contractor's four-year price is inclusive of Comprehensive Health Services, Pharmacy, Off-Site Services,
Regional Office, and Corporate Overhead and Profit (see Appendix 5.23 Price Proposal - Per Inmate per M_o nth
Calculator dated.12/02/2014 included in this contract as Attachment J) based on the contracted Per Inmate per

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Month (PIPM) charge. In year 4, the PIPM shall be multiplied by 1450 if the average daily population (ADP) is
between 1400-1500 for a given month. Payment will be as follows:
Year 1 - Per Inmate per Month = $1,020.71
Year 2 - Per Inmate per Month = $1,039.59
Year 3 - Per Inmate per Month = $1,070.30
Year 4-Per Inmate per Month= $1,181.02
However, in Year 4, if the ADP is outside of the 1,400-1,500 range for a month, the following PIPM rates will
apply:
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For ADPs between 1300-1400, a PIPM rate of $1,268.50 multiplied by an ADP of 1350 will apply.
For ADPs between 1500-1600, a PTPM rate of $1,104.83 multiplied by an ADP of 1550 will apply.

8. Payment Provisions:
Comprehensive Health Services, Pharmaceuticals, Off Site Services, Regional Office, Corporate Overhead
and Profit, and Catastrophic Loss Cases
8.1 "Base Compensation": "Contractor payment for Comprehensive Health Care Services will be based on a
capitated, pay-for-performance, risk-based model. Some payment provisions of the contract will be based on a fixed
fee. Comprehensive Health Services and Pharmacy will be paid at the PIPM in Appendix 5.23 and included as
Attachment J of this contract (subject to the terms below). Off Site Services, Regional Office and Corporate
Overhead and Profit will be paid at flat rates based on Appendix 5.23 and included as Attachment J of this contract
(subject to the terms below). Contractor's responsibility for the cost of provision of Catastrophic Loss cases,
Pharmaceutical services, and Off-Site services will be subject to an annual limit as described further herein.
8.2 Comprehensive Health Care Services (exclusive of Catastrophic Loss cases, Pharmaceuticals, Off-Site,
Regional Office Expenses, and Corporate Overhead and Profit): Contractor will receive a minimum payment based
on the contracted Per Ininate per Month (PIPM) charge multiplied by the average daily population (ADP) for a
given month. The Contractor will receive payment for 1,450 inmates based on an ADP range of 1,400-1,500.
8.3 Catastrophic Loss: The State will cover expenses for Catastrophic Loss cases, defined as when the off~
site expenses for any particular individual exceed $85,000 per contract year. The Contractor shall be responsible
for paying the initial $85,000 for catastrophic loss cases and should already be included in the total PIPM. The
State shall be responsible for all off-site expenses for any particular individual which exceed $85,000 in any
contract year. The threshold for Catastrophic Loss cases was derived from historical off-site financial data by the
State.
8.4 Pharmaceuticals: Contractor has established a target PIPM for each contract year as set forth on Appendix
5.23 and included as Attachment J of this contract (the "Target Pharmacy PIPM"). The Contractor will receive a
minimum payment based on the contracted Per Inmate per Month (PIPM) charge multiplied by the average daily
population (ADP) for a given month. The Contractor will receive a payment for 1,450 inmates based on an ADP o.f
1,400-1,500. However, if the ADP is outside of the 1,400-1,500 range for a particular month, the State and the
Contractor will negotiate a unique PIPM rate.
8.5 Off-Site Services: Contractor has established an annual limit for each contract year as set forth on Appendix
5.23 and included as Attachment J of this contract (the "Annual Off-Site Limit").

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8.6 Cost Differentials.
8.6.1 In the event that actual expenses for Phannaceuticals or Off-Site Services exceed each year's Target
Pharmacy PIPM and Annual Off-Site Limit, respectively, the Contractor agrees to accept financial responsibility
for 3% of the amount in excess of the budgeted amounts; the State agrees that it shall be responsible for amounts in
excess of the 3% payment by the Contractor. It shall be understood with regard to the State's payment of amounts
in excess of the Contractor's 3% that the Contractor must demonstrate through documentation that it used industrystandard best practices to control these costs. With regard to Pharmaceuticals, this documentation could include but
is not limited to financial reports that all efforts have been undertaken to effectively manage and control costs
within the budgeted PIPM aggregate limits and documented attempts to help the State to obtain 340b medication
pricing for HlV and Hepatitis C medicatioris for Vermont inmates who qualify for same. With regard to Off-Site
Services, this docwnentation could include but is not limited to attempts to innovatively (including but not limited
to using telemedicine and contracting with off-site providers for reduced rates using Medicaid, Medicare or other
reduced-cost rates) managing t~e utilization of Off-Site services, including new programs, and processes or more
.effective planning of off-site care. Reports such as claims and other financial information shall be used to
demonstrate the Contractor's efforts.
8.6.2 In the event that in any particular contract year, the Contractor's actual expenses in one category of the
budget (i.e. Pharmaceuticals) is less than the budgeted amount (actual amount less than budgeted amount) the
Contractor has agreed that the State shall apply the difference in the actual and budgeted amounts (Contractor
Savings) to reduce expenses that may be in excess of their budgeted amounts in another budget category (including
but not limited to Off-Site Services). The Contractor agrees that the application of any such savings shall occur
prior to the State's financial responsibility for costs in excess of 3% of budgeted amounts.
8.6.3 For purposes of example only, if the Annual Off-Site Limit is $1000 and during contract year 1 Off-Site
expenses were $800 (for a Contractor Savings of $200), and Contractor's aggregate expenses for Pharmaceutical
services was $2000 with aggregate Target Pharmacy PIPM payments being $1900, then the Contractor Savings
from Off-Site would be applied to reduce the expenses counted for Pharmaceutical Services down to $1800, in
which case because the counted Pharmaceutical services expenses was less than the aggregate Target Pharmacy
PIPM payments, the State would have no responsibility for any excess expenses.
8.7 Community Health Initiative. In accordance with section 2.46.3 of this contract, the Contractor has
agreed to cover expenses up to $250,000 per year for a new State comµmnity integration program pursuant to
which community providers like federally qualified health clinics are utilized to provide certain health services to
inmates. If costs exceed the set $250,000 annual cap, the Parties agree to amend this Contract to cover these
additional costs (see also 6.f. Miscellaneous provisions, Community Partners Initiative below).
8.8 For Year 4, the Contractor's profit and corporate overhead shall be a flat rate based on the total budgeted
amount of the contract. The total budgeted amount based on the PIPM of $1,181.02 for Year 4 of the contract is
$20,549,748 which includes a negotiated rate of 10.437% ($2,144,777) for profit and corporate overhead. In the
event that the Contractor's overall expenses, after consideration of Section 8.6.2, are less than the overall budgeted
amount, the Contractor shall reimburse the State for the variance on an annual basis no later than 30 days after the
contract year end (due 30 days after January 31, 2019 for the time period covering February 2018-January 2019).
The funds will be retained by the State and allocated at its discretion.
9. Changes in Medicaid/Green.Mountain Care (GMC) Policy. Contractor's price proposal incorporated
projected Medicaid program payment of certain inpatient expenses currently covered under the program. In the
event of a change in federal and/or state policy and inmate participation in the Medicaid/GMC program is
substantially altered, the Parties agree to negotiate in good faith a contract amendment responding to the changing

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fiscal environment in accordance with the provisions of the contract (see also 6.d. Miscellaneous Provisions,
Changes in Green Mountain Care/Medicaid Policy below).
10. Holdbacks: Beginning February 1, 2016, a 5% holdback of the Contractor's total monthly invoice may he
retained by the State in the event that the Contractor fails to provide the monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports
due for that month within timelines specified in Attachment A, Section 2.5 "Administrative Meetings, Reports, and
Claims Processing." The State shall release the holdback for that month with the next payment scheduled to be
made to the Contractor, once the Contractor has fulfilled the reporting requirements specified herewith and in
Attachment A, Section 2.5.
11. Liquidated Damages. Liquidated damages, which will not begin before February 1, 2016, are intended to
represent estimated actual damages and are not intended as a penalty and Contractor shall pay them to the State
without limiting the State' s right to terminate this agreement for default as provided elsewhere herein. If there is a
determination of actual damage, the calculated amount may be deducted from the Contractor's total remittance for
the month.
12. Performance Incentives
12.1 NCCHC Accreditation
Contractor is required to maintain NCCHC accreditation for every current and future facility in the State system.
Beginning February l, 2016 through the contract end date, if certification accreditation by the NCCHC is lost, a
$500 holdback per day/per non-accredited facility may be assessed against the vendor until the non-accredited
facility (ies) receives either a provisional accreditation or is fully accredited. lf the NCCHC issues a provisional
accreditation, the $500 per day/per facility will be waived up to one hundred and eighty (180) days. The beginning
and ending dates of the holdback will be governed by any written communication from the NCCHC.
12.2 Other Performance Incentives. Beginning February 1, 2016, the Contractor will also receive a bonus
PIPM capitated rate based on the Contractor's performance on a set of performance metrics, as determined by the
State. The State reserves the right to alter the set of performance based metrics as necessary.
12.3 Calculating Performance-Linked Payments. In order to encourage a high standard of performance, the
State intends to provide supplemental payments to the Contractor beginning February 1, 2016, for timely provision
of critical care components and submission of reports that accurately reflect the delivery of quality care in State
facilities.
Throughout this section, refer to Appendix 5.22, "Summary of Performance-Linked Metrics, Holdbacks, Liquidated
Damages, and Additional Incentive Payments" and Appendix 5.21 Excel document "Performance-Linked Payments
(PLP) Calculator." The State has chosen a phased approach to incorporating PLPs into the contract. The DOC will
identify, at its discretion, within 180 days of the start of the contract in the first year and within 30 days of the close
of the previous year for all subsequent years the specific set of metrics to be used for PLPs in each year of the
contract.
Performance-Linked Payments (PLP) are defined as: Payments to the Contractor based upon a fixed model of
performance indicators, the Contractor's actual performance for a given reporting period, and a minimum score for
achievement. The Contractor will have the opportunity to earn PLPs based on the proportion of the range that they
have achieved for a specific metric. The percentage achieved will be calculated based on the percentage across all
sites' aggregate score which must reach the minimum level, however, no individual site can fall 10 points below the
minimum for any given metric for an incentive award in that category to achieve payment. These and other
germane terms are described below:

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Performance indicator - A measure, usually displayed in numerator/denominator format, used to evaluate
completion of a particular activity in which the Contractor is engaged. Performance indicators shall be
determined by the State.
Numerator - The number from the denominator that fulfills the numerator definition for the specific metric,
as specified by the State.
Denominator - The State has described how the denominator will be calculated for each metric.
Range - The minimum score required to earn an incentive payment for a specific metric. In some cases, the
range is based on data used for calculating NCQA-HEDIS measures. In other cases, the range may be based in
part on NCCHC criteria or the State's policies and procedures. In yet other cases, a range has not been
established
Percent Achievement - The proportion of the range that the Contractor has achieved for the reporting period.

12.3.1 Calculating Maximum PLP-PIPM Rates
The Contractor shall receive I 00% of the negotiated PIPM rates for Comprehensive Health Care Services,
Pharmaceuticals, and Corporate Overhead and Profit. Starting February 1, 2016, the Contractor will have the
opportunity to earn up to an additional $12,500 per month (roughly $7.81 PIPM) incentive payment based on the
achievement of the performance indicators specified by the State and up to $7,500 per quart~r for Quality
Assurance Pay for Performance (P4P) /Additional Incentives (see Section 2. 74.5).
For PLPs, performance minimums have been set for each year in a manner that encourages continuous
improvement of care quality and systems of care; the State reserves the right to change the indicators at the end of
each contract year. The State will inform the vendor of changes 90 days prior to their effective start date.*
•
•
•

Year Two minimum score to achieve payment= 85%; any site achieving less than or equal to 75% in a category
will result in no payment for that category.
Year Three minimum score to achieve payment = 90%; any site achieving less than or equal to 80% in any
category will result in no payment for that category.
Year Four minimum score to achieve payment= 85%, based on aggregate performance across the system.

Performance below the established minimum range for a particular measure will be addressed in the Contractor's
monthly CQI reporting. Items with asterisk have a different range based on the metric involved see Appendix 5.22
in Attachment G.
12.3.2 Example: Calculating Total Remittance Based on PLPs, Holdbacks, Liquidated Damages, and
Additional Incentives (P4P)
The calculations in this section are for illustrative purposes only. Assume that these calculations are based
on the month following the 3rd quarter of the contract term in which PLPs, P4Ps and holdbacks apply. Assume
an ADP of 1,600.
• The State negotiated a PIPM rate ofSS00.00 for Comprehensive Health Care Services. The Contractor
would receive 100% ($500.00) of the negotiated PIPM rate multiplied by the ADP ($50.0.00 x 1,600 =
$800,000).
• The State negotiated a PIPM rate of $105.75 for Pharmaceuticals Only. Under this category, the Contractor
would receive 100% ($105.75) of the negotiated PIPM multiplied by the ADP ($105.75 x 1,600 =
$169,200).
• No liquidated damages were imposed.
• The State negotiated a flat rate of $160,000 per month for Off-Site services.
• The State negotiated a flat rate of $140,000 per month for Regional Office expenses.

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• The State negotiated a PIPM of $75.00 for Corporate Overhead and Profit. The Contractor would receive
100% ($75.00) of the negotiated PIPM rate multiplied by the ADP ($75.00 x 1,600 = $120,000).
• Based on the hypothetical results of the numerator/denominator calculations for metrics in Appendix 521,
the Contractor earned $12,500 for PLPs for the month.
• Based on Quality Assurance Reporting, the Contractor earned 100% of the available P4P for the preceding
quarter payable this month at $7,500.
■
Add the resu1ts from above:
■
100% of PIPM rate for Comprehensive HeaJth Care Services - $800,000
• 100% of PIPM rate for Pharmaceuticals - $169,200
■
Liquidated Damages - $0
■ Total Metric PLP (monthly)- $12,500
■
Total Quality Assurance P4P (quarterly) - $7,500
■
Monthly rate for Off-Site Services - $160,000
■ Monthly rate for Regional Office - $140,000
■
100% of PIPM rate for Corporate Overhead & Profit - $120,000
■
Timely submission of reporting - Holdbacks = $0
The total would be $1,409,200.00.

12.4 Innovative Reform Initiatives
At such time as the State and the Contractor agree to implement one or more Innovative Reform Initiatives not
currently budgeted, payment provisions for the initiative(s) will be negotiated and added to this agreement.
13. Miscellaneous Provisions.
a) Change in Scope of Services. The parties agree that should there be any change in or modification of inmate
distribution, standards of care, including but not limited to a change in any material respect to any treatment
protocol or modality or if any new medication or therapy is introduced to treat any illness, disease or condition,
scope of services, Green Mountain Care laws, regulations or policy or the number of facilities that results in
material costs or savings to the Contractor, the costs or savings related to such changes or modifications are not
covered in this Agreement, and shall be negotiated in good faith between the parties. Any such adjustments shall
be fully documented and attached to the Agreement in the form of amendments. If the parties are unable to agree
upon an appropriate compensation adjustment resulting from a change in scope of services, the parties shall
resolve such dispute in accordance with the dispute resolution provisions specified in Section b below.
b) Dispute Resolution. For any and all claims, controversies or disputes (collectively "dispute") arising under this
Agreement or the breach thereof, the parties shall work together in good faith to resolve the dispute. In the
event the parties cannot resolve their dispute, either party shall have the right to request mediation ("Mediation
Request") by a neutral and/or disinterested third-party (the "Mediator") who shall, at a minimum, be an attorney
licensed to practice law in the State of Vermont. The parties agree to share equaJly the cost of the mediation.
After the request by a party is made for mediation, no party may initiate litigation until such time as the dispute
is deemed "irreconcilable" as described below. In the event the parties must mediate any aspect of this contract,
they will agree to terms and conditions of such mediation at the appropriate time and in consultation with the
mediator.
Within 15 working days of the receipt of any Mediation Request, the parties shaJl agree upon a Mediator. Upon
reaching an agreement upon a Mediator, the parties shall then participate in and complete mediation before the
Mediator within 90 days thereafter. If the parties (1) are unable to agree upon a Mediator within this designated
timeframe, (2) do not complete mediation within the designated timeframe, or (3) are unable to reach a mutual

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resolution of the dispute during the course of mediation, then the dispute shall be deemed as "irreconcilable" at
that time and legal remedies may be pursued.

c) Reconciliation of Costs.
The parties shall perform reconciliations of the Actual Costs incurred versus the Budgeted Costs quarterly
during the term of the Agreement (collectively the "Quarterly Reconciliations"). Such Quarterly
Reconciliations will be provided to the State within thirty (30) days after the end of each quarter. Contractor's
documentation will be submitted in a format that provides both a cumulative contract year-to-date report and a
quarterly report.
In addition to the Quarterly Reconciliations, the Contractor will provide a final reconciliation (the "Final
Reconciliation") of the Actual Costs versus Budgeted Costs within 150 days after the end of each annual
contract year. The parties recognize that Contractor will make every reasonable effort to control the timeliness
of the submission of claims from third party providers, but there may be instances in which claims are received
by Contractor after the 150th day of the final reconciliation period. In such instances, notwithstanding anything
in this paragraph to the contrary, State agrees that it will pay such claims to the extent the State is responsible
under the provisions of this Attachment B.
d) Annual Limits.
Contractor's responsibility for the cost of provision of Catastrophic Loss cases, Pharmaceutical services, and
Off-Site services will be subject to an annual limit as described further herein.
The State will cover expenses for Catastrophic Loss cases, defined as when the expenses for any particular
individual exceed $85,000 for Off-Site expenditures per contract year. The Contractor shall be responsible for
paying the initial $85,000 for catastrophic loss cases and should already be included in the total PIPM. The
State shall be responsible for all expenses for any particular individual which exceed $85 ,000 in Off-Site
expenditures in any contract year.
14. Modifi cations. The parties agree that the nature of the services to be provided by the Contractor may warrant
adjustments or modifications to the scope of services to be provided by the Contractor over the term of the contract,
and that in the event such adjustments have a material effect on the cost of services, the parties will negotiate such
adjustments in good faith. Any such adjustments shall be fully documented and attached to the contract in the form
of amendments. Such changes will not require revision of the entire contract.
The changes that do not have a material effect on the maximum of the contract will be agreed to in writing and
signed by the State HSD or designee and the Centurion Regional Manager or designee. The change orders will be
considered part of the contract and binding on both parties.
Additionally, it is hereby agreed and understood that this contract has no minimum amount. The Contractors'
services will be required on an "as needed" basis.
15. Contractor shall submit all invoices to:
AHS/Dept. of Corrections
Health Services Director
280 State Drive, NOB 2 South
Waterbury, VT 05671-2000

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ATTACHMENT C: STANDARD STATE PROVISIONS
FOR CONTRACTS AND GRANTS
REVISED DECEMBER 15, 2017
1. Definitions: For purposes of this Attachment, "Party" shall mean the Contractor, Grantee or Subrecipient, with
whom the State of Vermont is executing this Agreement and consistent with the form of the Agreement. "Agreement"
shall mean the specific contract or grant to which this form is attached.

2. Entire Agreement: This Agreement, whether in the form of a contract, State-funded grant, or Federally-funded
grant, represents the entire agreement between the parties on the subject matter. All prior agreements, representations,
statements, negotiations, and understandings shall have no effect.
3. Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue; No Waiver of Jury Trial: This Agreement will be governed by the
laws of the State of Vermont. Any action or proceeding brought by either the State or the Party in connection with
this Agreement shall be brought and enforced in the Superior Court of the State of Vermont, Civil Division,
Washington Unit. The Party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of this court for any action or proceeding
regarding this Agreement. The Party agrees that it must first exhaust any applicable administrative remedies with
respect to any cause of action that it may have against the State with regard to its performance under this Agreement.
Party agrees that the State shall not be required to submit to binding arbitration or waive its right to a jury trial.
4. Sovereign Immunity: The State reserves all immunities, defenses, rights or actions arising out of the State's
sovereign status or under the Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution. No waiver of the State's
immunities, defenses, rights or actions shall be implied or otherwise deemed to exist by reason of the State's entry
into this Agreement.

5. No Employee Benefits For Party: The Party understands that the State will not provide any individual retirement
benefits, group life insurance, group health and dental insurance, vacation or sick leave, workers compensation or
other benefits or services available to State employees, nor will the State withhold any state or Federal taxes except
as required under applicable tax laws, which shall be determined in advance of execution of the Agreement. The Party
understands that all tax returns required by the Internal Revenue Code and the State of Vermont, including but not
limited to income, withholding, sales and use, and rooms and meals, must be filed by the Party, and information as
to Agreement income will be provided by the State of Vermont to the Internal Revenue Service and the Vermont
Department of Taxes.

6. Independence: The Party will act in an independent capacity and not as officers or employees of the State.
7. Defense and Indemnity: The Party shall defend the State and its officers and employees against all third party
claims or suits arising in whole or in part from any act or omission of the Party or of any agent of the Party in
connection with the performance of this Agreement. The State shall notify the Party in the event of any such claim
or suit, and the Party shall immediately retain counsel and otherwise provide a complete defense against the entire
claim or suit. The State retains the right to participate at its own expense in the defense of any claim. The State shall
have the right to approve all proposed settlements of such claims or suits.
After a final judgment or settlement, the. Party may request recoupment of specific defense costs and may file suit in
Washington Superior Court requesting recoupment. The Party shall be entitled to recoup costs only upon a showing
that such costs were entirely unrelated to the defense of any claim arising from an act or omission of the Party in
connection with the performance of this Agreement.
The Party shall indemnify the State and its officers and employees if the State, its officers or employees become
legally obligated to pay any damages or losses arising from any act or omission of the Party or an agent of the Party
in connection with the performance of this Agreement.

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Notwithstanding any contrary language anywhere, in no event shall the terms of this Agreement or any document
furnished by the Party in connection with its performance under this Agreement obligate the State to (1) defend or
indemnify the Party or any third party, or (2) otherwise be liable for the expenses or reimbursement, including
attorneys' fees, collection costs or other costs of the Party or any third party.
8. Insurance: Before commencing work on this Agreement the Party must provide certificates of insurance to show
that the following minimum coverages are in effect. It is the responsibility of the Party to maintain current certificates
of insurance on file with the State through the term of this Agreement. No warranty is made that the coverages and
limits listed herein are adequate to cover and protect the interests of the Party for the Party's operations. These are
solely minimums that have been established to protect the interests of the State.
Workers Compensation: With respect to all operations performed, the Party shall carry workers' compensation
insurance in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont. Vermont will accept an out-of-state employer's
workers' compensation coverage while operating in Vermont provided that the insurance carrier is licensed to write
insurance in Vermont and an amendatory endorsement is added to the policy adding Vermont for coverage purposes.
Otherwise, the party shall secure a Vermont workers' compensation policy, if necessary to comply with Vermont
law.
General Liability and Property Damage: With respect to all operations performed under this Agreement, the Party
shall carry general liability insurance having all major divisions of coverage including, but not limited to:
Premises - Operations
Products and Completed Operations
Personal Injury Liability
Contractual Liability
The policy shall be on an occurrence form and limits shall not be less than:
$1,000,000 Each Occurrence .
$2,000,000 General Aggregate
$1,000,000 Products/Completed Operations Aggregate
$1,000,000 Personal & Advertising Injury
Automotive Liability: The Party shall carry automotive liability insurance covering all motor vehicles, including hired
and non-owned coverage, used in connection with the Agreement. Limits of coverage shall not be less than $500,000
combined single limit. If performance of this Agreement involves construction, or the transport of persons or
hazardous materials, limits of coverage shall not be less than $1,000,000 combined single limit.
Additional Insured The General Liability and Property Damage coverages required for performance of this
Agreement shall include the State of Vermont and its agencies, departments, officers and employees as Additional
Insureds. If performance of this Agreement involves construction, or the transport of persons or hazardous materials,
then the required Automotive Liability coverage shall include the State of Vermont and its agencies, departments,
officers and employees as Additional Insureds. Coverage shall be primary and non-contributory with any other
insurance and self-insurance.
Notice of Cancellation or Change. There shall be no cancellation, change, potential exhaustion of aggregate limits or
non-renewal of insurance coverage(s) without thirty (30) days written prior written notice to the State.
9. Reliance by the State on Representations: All payments by the State under this Agreement will be made in
reliance upon the accuracy of all representations made by the Party in accordance with this Agreement, including but
not limited to bills, invoices, progress reports and other proofs of work.
10. False Claims Act: The Party acknowledges that it is subject to the Vermont False Claims Act as set forth in 32
V.S.A. § 630 et seq. If the Party violates the Vermont False Claims Act it shall be liable to the State for civil penalties,
treble damages and the costs of the investigation and prosecution of such violation, including attorney's fees, except

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as the same may be reduced by a court of competent jurisdiction. The Party's liability to the State under the False
Claims Act shall not be limited notwithstanding any agreement of the State to otherwise limit Party's liability.

11. Whistleblower Protections: The Party shall not discriminate or retaliate against one of its employees or agents
for disclosing information concerning a violation of law, fraud, waste, abuse of authority or acts threatening health
or safety, including but not limited to allegations concerning the False Claims Act. Further, the Party shall not require
such employees or agents to forego monetary awards as a result of such disclosures, nor should they be required to
report misconduct to the Party or its agents prior to reporting to any governmental entity and/or the public.
12. Location of State Data: No State data received, obtained, or generated by the Party in connection with
performance under this Agreement shall be processed, transmitted, stored, or transferred by any means outside the
continental United States, except with the express written permission of the State.

13. Records Available for Audit: The Party shall maintain all records pertaining to performance under this
agreement. "Records" means any written or recorded information, regardless of physical form or characteristics,
which is produced or acquired by the Party in the performance of this agreement. Records produced or acquired in a
machine readable electronic format shall be maintained in that format. The records described shall be made available
at reasonable times during the period of the Agreement and for three years thereafter or for any period required by
law for inspection by any authorized representatives of the State or Federal Government. If any litigation, claim, or
audit is started before the expiration of the three-year period, the records shall be retained until all litigation, claims
or audit findings involving the records have been resolved.

14. Fair Employment Practices and Americans with Disabilities Act: Party agrees to comply with the requirement
of 21 V .S.A. Chapter 5, Subchapter 6, relating to fair employment practices, to the full extent applicable. Party shaH
also ensure, to the full extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, that qualified
individuals with disabilities receive equitable access to the services, programs, and activities provided by the Party
under this Agreement.

15. Set Off: The State may set off any sums which the Party owes the State against any sums due the Party under this
Agreement; provided, however, that any set off of amounts due the State of Vermont as taxes shalJ be in accordance
with the procedures more specifically provided hereinafter.

16. Taxes Due to the State:
A. Party understands and acknowledges responsibility, if applicable, for compliance with State tax laws,
including income tax withholding for employees performing services .within the State, payment of use tax on
property used within the State, corporate and/or personal income tax on income earned within the State.
B. Party certifies under the pains and penalties of perjury that, as of the date this Agreement is signed, the Party
is in good standing with respect to, or in full compliance with, a plan to pay any and all taxes due the State of
Vermont.
C. Party understands that final payment under this Agreement may be withheld if the Commissioner of Taxes
determines that the Party is not in good standing with respect to or in full compliance with a plan to pay any
and all taxes due to the State of Vermont.
D. Party also understands the State may set off taxes (and related penalties, interest and fees) due to the State of
Vermont, but only if the Party has failed to make an appeal within the time allowed by law, or an appeal has
been taken and finally determined and the Party has no further legal recourse to contest the amounts due.
17. Taxation of Purchases: All State purchases must be invoiced tax free. An exemption certificate will be furnished
upon request with respect to otherwise taxable items.

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18. Child Support: (Only applicable if the Party is a natural person, not a corporation or partnership.) Party states
that, as of the date this Agreement is signed, he/she:
A. is not under any obligation to pay child support; or
8. is under such an obligation and is in good standing with respect to that obligation; or
C. has agreed to a payment plan with the Vermont Office of Child Support Services and is in full compliance
with that plan.

Party makes this statement with regard to support owed to any and all children residing in Vermont. In addition, if
the Party is a resident of Vermont, Party makes this statement with regard to support owed to any and all children
residing in any other state or territory of the United States.
19. Sub-Agreements: Party shall not assign, subcontract or subgrant the performance of this Agreement or any
portion thereof to any other Party without the prior written approval of the State. Party shall be responsible and liable
to the State for all acts or omissions of subcontractors and any other person performing work under this Agreement
pursuant to an agreement with Party or any subcontractor.
·

In the case this Agreement is a contract with a total cost in excess of $250,000, the Party shall provide to the State a
list of all proposed subcontractors and subcontractors' subcontractors, together with the identity of those
subcontractors' workers compensation insurance providers, and additional required or requested information, as
applicable, in accordance with Section 32 of The Vermont Recovery and Reinvestment Act of2009 (Act No. 54).
Party shall include the following provisions of this Attachment C in all subcontracts for work performed solely for
the State of Vermont and subcontracts for work performed in the State of Vermont: Section 10 ("False Claims Act");
Section 11 ("Whistleblower Protections"); Section 12 ("Location of State Data"); Section 14 ("Fair Employment
Practices and Americans with Disabilities Act"); Section 16 ("Taxes Due the State"); Section 18 ("Child Support");
Section 20 ("No Gifts .or Gratuities"); Section 22 ("Certification Regarding Debarment"); Section 30 ("State
Facilities"); and Section 32.A ("Certification Regarding Use of State Funds").
20. No Gifts or Gratuities: Party shall not give title or possession of anything of substantial value (including
property, currency, travel and/or education programs) to any officer or employee of the State during the term of this
Agreement.
21. Copies: Party shall use reasonable best efforts to ensure that all written reports prepared under this Agreement
are printed using both sides of the paper.
22. Certification Regarding Debarment: Party certifies under pains and penalties of perjury that, as of the date that
this Agreement is signed, neither Party nor Party's principals (officers, directors, owners, or partners) are presently
debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or excluded from participation in Federal programs,
or programs supported in whole or in part by Federal funds.
Party further certifies under pains and penalties of perjury that, as of the date that this Agreement is signed, Party is
not
presently
debarred,
suspended,
nor
named
on
the
State's
debarment
list
at:
http://bgs.vermont.gov/purchasing/debarment
23. Conflict of Interest: Party shall fully disclose, in writing, any conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest.
24. Confidentiality: Party acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement and any and all information obtained by the
State from the Party in connection with this Agreement are subject to the State of Vermont Access to Public Records
Act, 1 V.S.A. § 315 et seq.
25. Force Majeure: Neither the State nor the Party shall be liable to the other for any failure or delay of performance
of any obligations under this Agreement to the extent such failure or delay shall have been wholly or principally
caused by acts or events beyond its reasonable control rendering performance illegal or impossible (excluding strikes

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or lock-outs) ("Force Majeure"). Where Force Majeure is asserted, the nonperforming party must prove that it made
all reasonable efforts to remove, eliminate or minimize such cause of delay or damages, diligently pursued
performance of its obligations under this Agreement, substantially fulfilled all non-excused obligations, and timely
notified the other party of the likelihood or actual occurrence of an event described in this paragraph.
26. Marketing: Party shall not refer to the State in any publicity materials, information pamphlets, press releases,
research reports, advertising, sales promotions, trade shows, or marketing materials or similar communications to
third parties except with the prior written consent of the State.

27. Termination:
A. Non-Appropriation: If this Agreement extends into more than one fiscal year of the State (July 1 to June
30), and if appropriations are insufficient to support this Agreement, the State may cancel at the end of the
fiscal year, or otherwise upon the expiration of existing appropriation authority. fn the case that this
Agreement is a Grant that is funded in whole or in part by Federal funds, and in the event Federal funds
become unavailable or reduced, the State may su$pend or cancel this Grant immediately, and the State shall
have no obligation to pay Subrecipient from State revenues.

B. Termination for Cause: Either party may terminate this Agreement if a party materially breaches its
obJigations under this Agreement, and such breach is not cured within thirty (30) days after delivery of the
non-breaching party's notice or such longer time as the non-breaching party may specify in the notice.
C. Termination Assistance: Upon nearing the end of the final term or termination of this Agreement, without
respect to cause, the Party shall take all reasonable and prudent measures to facilitate any transition required
by the State. All State property, tangible and intangible, shall be returned to the State upon demand at no
additional cost to the State in a format acceptable to the State.
28. Continuity of Performance: In the event of a dispute between the Party and the State, each party will continue
to perform its obligations under this Agreement during the resolution of the dispute until this Agreement is terminated
in accordance with its terms.

29. No Implied Waiver of Remedies: Either party's delay or failure to exercise any right, power or remedy under
this Agreement shall not impair any such right, power or remedy, or be construed as a waiver of any such right, power
or remedy. All waivers must be in writing.
30. State Facilities: If the State makes space available to the Party in any State facility during the term of this
Agreement for purposes of the Party's performance under this Agreement, the Party shall only use the space in
accordance with all policies and procedures governing access to and use of. State facilities which shall be made
available upon request. State facilities will be made available to Party on an "AS IS, WHERE IS" basis, with no
warranties whatsoever.
31. Requirements Pertaining Only to Federal Grants and Subrecipient Agreements: If this Agreement is a grant
that is funded in whole or in part by Federal funds:
A. Requirement to Have a Single Audit: The Subrecipient will complete the Subrecipient Annual Report
annually within 45 days after its fiscal year end, infonning the State ofVennont whether or not a Single Audit
is required for the prior fiscal year. If a Single Audit is required, the Subrecipient will submit a copy of the
audit report to the granting Party within 9 months. If a single audit is not required, only the ·subrecipient
Annual Report is required.
For fiscal years ending before December 25, 2015, a Single Audit is required if the subrecipient expends
$500,000 or more in Federal assistance during its fiscal year and must be conducted in accordance with 0MB
Circular A-133. For fiscal years ending on or after December 25, 2015, a Single Audit is required if the
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accordance with 2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, Subpart F. The Subrecipient Annual Report is required
to be submitted within 45 days, whether or not a Single Audit is required.
B. Internal Controls: In accordance with 2 CFR Part II, §200.303, the Party must establish and maintain
effective internal control over the Federal award to provide reasonable assurance that the Party is managing
the Federal award in compliance with Federal statutes, regulations, and the terms and conditions of the award.
These internal controls should be in compliance with guidance in "Standards for internal Control in the
Federal Government" issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and the "Internal Control
Integrated Framework", issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission
(COSO).
C. Mandatory Disclosures: In accordance with 2 CFR Part II, §200.113, Party must disclose, in a timely
manner, in writing to the State, all violations of Federal criminal law involving fraud, bribery, or gratuity
violations potentially affecting the Federal award. Failure to make required disclosures may result in the
imposition of sanctions which may include disallowance of costs incurred, withholding of payments,
termination of the Agreement, suspension/debarment, etc.

32. Requirements P.ertaining Only to State-Funded Grants:
A. Certification Regarding Use of State Funds: If Party is an employer and this Agreement is a State-funded
grant in excess of $1,001, Party certifies that none of these State funds will be used to interfere with or restrain
the exercise of Party's employee's rights with respect to unionization.
B. Good Standing Certification (Act 154 of 2016): If this Agreement is a State-funded grant, Party hereby
represents: (i) that it has signed and provided to the State fue form prescribed by the Secretary of
Administration for purposes of certifying that it is in good standing (as provided in Section l 3(a)(2) of Act
154) with the Agency of Natural Resources and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, or otherwise
explaining the circumstances surrounding the inability tQ so certify, and (ii) that it will comply with the
requirements stated therein.
(End of Standard Provisions)

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ATTACHMENTD
MODIFICATION OF CUSTOMARY PROVISIONS
OF
ATTACHMENT C OR ATTACHMENT F

1. The insurance sections contained in Attachment C, Section 8 are hereby modified as follows:

A. By deleting that portion of Section 8 titled Insurance which states:

General liabilit and Pro >er! Dama re: With respect to all operations performed under the
Agreement, the Party shall carry general liability insurance having all major divisions of coverage
including, but not limited to:
Premises - Operations
Products and Completed Operations
Personal Injury Liability
Contractual Liability
And replacing it with:
General Liability and Propel'/y Damage: With respect to all operations performed under the
Agreement, the Party shall carry general liability insurance having all major divisions of coverage
including, but not limited to:

Premises - Operations
Products and Completed Operations
Personal Injury Liability
B. By deleting that portion of Section 8 titled Insurance which states:
The policy shall be an occurrence form and limits shall not be less than:
$1,000,000 per Occurrence
$2,000,000 General Aggregate
$1,000,000 Products/Completed Operation Aggregate
$ 1,000,000 Personal & Advertising Injury
And replacing it with:
The policy shall be on a claims made basis and limits shall not be less than:
$2,000,000 per Occurrence
$6,000,000 General Aggregate
C. To add to that portion of Section 8 titled Insurance:
Professional Liability:
Before commencing work on this Agreement and throughout the term of this Agreement, the Party
shall procure and maintain claims made professional liability insurance for any and all services

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performed under this Agreement, with minimum coverage of $2,000,000 per occurrence, and
$6,000,000 annual aggregate.

Reasons for Modifications:

The insurance sections contained in Attachment C, Section 8 have been added to allow a different
level of liability insurance because of the amount of excess coverage that applies and to change from
occurrence coverage to claims made coverage allowing for a claims made basis.
Requirements of other Sections in Attachment C are hereby modified to include:

1.

By adding as additional paragraphs to Section 7 titled Defense and Indemnity the following;

"If the Office of the Attorney General or other representative of the State tenders, in writing, a claim
and/or lawsuit to Contractor for defense and indemnification in accordance with the aforementioned
paragraph, the Contractor shall respond, in writing, to the Attorney General or State within ten (10)
business days of such tender. In the event a response to the claim or suit is required prior to the
expiration of the ten ( 10) business days period of time, including but not limited to court action, the
Contractor will be so notified. The Contractor's response to the Attorney General's or State's
tendering of any such claim or lawsuit shall include an acknowledgment of receipt of the claim and/or
lawsuit, a response on whether Contractor will accept or decline the tendering of any such claim
and/or lawsuit and, if accepted, the identity of counsel retained to defend any such claim and/or
lawsuit. in the eve.n t the Contractor does not comply with any aspect of this provision, and such noncompliance also constitutes a material violation of this provision, as so determined either judicially or
by mutual agreement of the parties, the Contractor shall be responsible for any and all costs and/or
fees that were reasonably-incurred by the Attorney General's Office and/or the State as a direct
consequence of such non-compliance.

The Contractor agrees to cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General and the State in the
investigation and handling of any claim and/or lawsuits filed by inrnate(s), and/or other person(s)
and/or entity or entities in connection with the Contractor's performance of services under this
contract. The Office of the Attorney General and the State will monitor the defense of all claims
and/or lawsuits and the Contractor and defense counsel shall cooperate fully with such
monitoring. The Office of the Attorney General and the State retain the right to participate, at their
own expense, in the defense and/or trial of any claim and/or lawsuit where the Contractor is providing
the defense and indemnification of such claim and/or lawsuit. The Office of the Attorney General and
the State shall have the right to approve all proposed settlements of such claims and/or lawsuits, which
are being made against the State and/or State employees. In the event the Office of the Attorney
General or the State withholds such approval to settle any such claim and/or lawsuit then, the
Contractor shall proceed with the defense of the claim and/or lawsuit but, under those circumstances,
the Contractor's liability and indemnification obligations shall be limited to the amount of the
proposed settlement."
Reason for this change is: "to add Contractor's responsibilities as to tendering of claims and
cooperation with State and to add State's right to monitor claims."

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2. Requirements of Sections in Attachment F are hereby modified:
By adding to Section 9 Information Technology Systems, second paragraph titled Intellectual
Property/Work Product Ownership, the following:

"Except for proprietary or commercial software not purchased by the State or developed for the .State~' to the
beginning of the first paragraph.
3. Reasons for Modifications:

Reason for this change is: "Proprietary software not developed for the State or purchased by the State
remains the Contractor's property."
Approval:

Assistant Attorney General·

Date:

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ATTACHMENT E
BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT

This Business Associate Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into by and between the State of Vermont Agency of
Human Services, operating by and through its Department of Corrections ("Covered Entity") and Centurion of
Vermont ("Business Associate") as of O1/31/2018 ("Effective Date"). This Agreement supplements and is made a
part of the contract/grant to which it is attached.
Covered Entity and Business Associate enter into this Agreement to comply with standards promulgated under the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIP AA"), including the Standards for the Privacy of
Individually Identifiable Health Information, at 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 ("Privacy Rule"), and the Security
Standards, at 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 ("Security Rule"), as amended by Subtitle D of the Health Inform1;1tion
Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and any associated federal rules and regulations.
The parties agree as follows:

1.
Definitions. All capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this Agreement have the meanings set
forth in 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 as amended by HITECH and associated federal rules and regulations.
"Agent" means those person(s) who are agents(s) of the Business Associate, in accordance with the Federal common
law of agency, as referenced in 45 CFR § 160.402(c).
"Breach" means the acquisition, access, use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI) which compromises
the security or privacy of the PHI, except as excluded in the definition of Breach in 45 CFR § 164,402.
"Business Associate shall have the meaning given in 45 CFR § 160.103.
"Individual" includes a person who qualifies as a personal representative in accordance with 45 CFR § 164.502(g).
"Protected Health Information" or PHI shall have the meaning given in 45 CFR § 160.103, limited to the information
created or received by Business Associate from or on behalf of Agency.
"Security Incident" means any known successful or unsuccessful attempt by an authorized or unauthorized individual
to inappropriately use, disclose, modify, access, or destroy any information or interference with system operations in
an information system.
"Services" includes all work performed by the Business Associate for or on behalf of Covered Entity that requires
the use and/or disclosure of protected health information to perform a business associate function described in 45
CFR § 160.103 under the definition of Business Associate.
"Subcontractor" means a person or organization to whom a Business Associate delegates a function, activity or
service, other than in the capacity of a member of the workforce of the Business Associate. For purposes of this
Agreement, the term Subcontractor includes Subgrantees.
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2.
Identification and Disclosure of Privacy and Security Offices. Business Associate and Subcontractors
shall provide, within ten (10) days of the execution of this agreement, written notice to the Covered Entity's
contract/grant manager the names and contact information of both the HIP AA Privacy Officer and HIPAA Security
Officer. This information must be updated any time either of these contacts changes.

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Permitted and Required Uses/Disclosures of PHI.
3.1
Except as limited in this Agreement, Business Associate may use or disclose PHI to perform Services,
as specified in the underlying grant or contract with Covered Entity. The uses and disclosures of Business
Associate are limited to the minimum necessary, to complete the tasks or to provide the services associated
with the tenns of the underlying agreement Business Associate shall not use or disclose PHI in any manner
that would constitute a violation of the Privacy Rule if used or disclosed by Covered Entity in that manner.
Business Associate may not use or disclose PHI other than as permitted or required by this Agreement or as
Required by Law.
3.2
Business Associate may make PHI available to its employees who need access to perfonn Services
provided that Business Associate makes such employees aware of the use and disclosure restrictions in this
Agreement and binds them to comply with such restrictions. Business Associate may only disclose PHI for
the purposes authorized by this Agreement: (a) to its agents and Subcontractors in accordance with Sections
9 and 18 or, (b) as otherwise permitted by Section 3.
3.3
Business Associate s~all be directly liable under HIP AA for impermissible uses and disclosures of the
PHI it handles on behalf of Covered Entity, and for impermissible uses and disclosures, by Business
Associate's Subcontractor(s), of the PHI that Business Associate handles on behalf of Covered Entity and that
it passes on to Subcontractors.

4.
Business Activities. Business Associate may use PHI received in its capacity a~ a Business Associate to
Covered Entity if necessary for Business Associate's proper management and administration or to carry out its legal
responsibilities. Business Associate may disclose PHI received in its capacity as Business Associate to Covered
Entity for Business Associate's proper management and administration or to carry out its legal responsibilities if a
disclosure is Required by Law or if Business Associate obtains reasonable written assurances via a written agreement
from the person to whom the information is to be disclosed that the PHI shall remain confidential and be used or
further disclosed only as Required by Law or for the purpose for which it was disclosed to the person, and the
Agreement requires the person or entity to notify Business Associate, within two (2) business days (who in turn will
notify Covered Entity within two (2) business days after receiving notice of a Breach as specified in Section 6.1 ), in
writing of any Breach of Unsecured PHI of which it is aware. Uses and disclosures of PHI for the purposes identified
in Section 3 must be of the minimum amount of PHI necessary to accomplish such purposes.

5.

Safeguards. Business As~ociate, its Agent(s) and Subcontractor(s) shall implement and use appropriate

safeguards to prevent the use or disclosure of PHI other than as provided for by this Agreement. With respect to any
PHI that is maintained in or transmitted by electronic media, Business Associate or its Subcontractor(s) shall comply
with 45 CFR sections 164.308 (administrative safeguards), 164.310 (physical safeguards), 164.312 (technical
safeguards) and 164.316 (policies and procedures and documentation requirements). Business Associate or its
Agent(s) and Subcontractor(s) shall identify in writing upon request from Covered Entity all of the safeguards that it
uses to prevent impermissible uses or disclosures of PHI.
6.

Documenting and Reporting Breaches.
6.1
Business Associate shall report to Covered Entity any Breach of Unsecured PHI, including Breaches
reported to it by a Subcontractor, as soon as it (or any of its employees or agents) becomes aware of any such
Breach, and in no case later than two (2) business days after it (or any of its employees or agents) becomes
aware of the Breach, except when a law enforcement official determines that a notification would impede a
criminal investigation or cause. damage to national security.

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6.2
Business Associate shall provide Covered Entity with the names of the individuals whose Unsecured
PHI has been, or is reasonably believed to have been, the subject of the Breach and any other available
information that is required to be given to the affected individuals, as set forth in 45 CFR § 164.404(c), and,
if requested by Covered Entity, information necessary for Covered Entity to investigate the impermissible
use or disclosure. Business Associate shall continue to provide to Covered Entity information concerning the
Breach as it becomes available to it. Business Associate shall require its Subcontractor(s) to agree to these
same terms and conditions.

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6.3
When Business Associate determines that an impermissible acquisition, use or disclosure of PHI by a
member ofits workforce is not a Breach, as that term is defim:;d in 45 CFR § 164.402, and therefore does not
necessitate notice to the impacted individual(s), it shall docwnent its assessment of risk, conducted as set forth
in 45 CFR § 402(2). When requested by Covered Entity, Business Associate shall make its risk assessments
available to Covered Entity. It shall also provide Covered Entity with 1) the name of the person(s) making
the assessment, 2) a brief summary of the facts, and 3) a brief statement of the reasons supporting the
determination oflow probability that the PHI had been compromised. When a breach is the responsibility of
a member ofits Subcontractor's workforce, Business Associate shall either 1) conduct its own risk assessment
and draft a summary of the event and assessment or 2) require its Subcontractor to conduct the assessment
and draft a summary of the event. In either case, Business Associate shall make these assessments and reports
available to Covered Entity.
6.4
Business Associate shall require, by contract, a Subcontractor to report to Business Associate and
Covered Entity any Breach of which the Subcontractor becomes aware, no later than two (2) business days
after becomes aware of the Breach.

7.
Mitigation and Corrective Action. Business Associate shall mitigate, to the extent practicable, any harmful
effect that is known to it of an impermissible use or disclosure of PHI, even if the impermissible use or disclosure
does not constitute a Breach. Business Associate shall draft and carry out a plan of corrective action to address any
incident of impermissible use or disclosure of PHI. If requested by Covered Entity, Business Associate shall make
its mitigation and corrective action plans available to Covered Entity. Business Associate shall require a
Subcontractor to agree to these same terms and conditions.

8.

Providing Notice of Breaches.
8.1
If Covered Entity determines that an impermissible acquisition, access, use or disclosure of PHI for
which one of Business Associate's employees or agents was responsible constitutes a Breach as defined in 45
CFR § 164.402, and if requested by Covered Entity, Business Associate shall provide notice to the
individual(s) whose PHI has been the subject of the Breach. When requested to provide notice, Business
Associate shall consult with Covered Entity about the timeliness, content and method of notice, and shall
receive Covered Entity's approval concerning these elements. The cost of notice and related remedies shall
be borne by Business Associate.
8.2
If Covered Entity or Business Associate determines that an impermissible acquisition, access, use or
disclosure of PHI by a Subcontractor of Business Associate constitutes a Breach as defined in 45 CFR §
164.402, and if requested by Covered Entity or Business Associate, Subcontractor shall provide notice to the
individual(s) whose PHI has been the subject of the Breach. When Covered Entity requests that Business
Associate or its Subcontractor provide notice, Business Associate shall either 1) consult with Covered Entity
about the specifics of the notice as set forth in section 8.1, above, or 2) require, by contract, its Subcontractor
to consult with Covered Entity about the specifics of the notice as set forth in section 8.1

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8.3
The notice to affected individuals shall be provided as soon as reasonably possible and in no case later
than 60 calendar days after Business Associate reported the Breach to Covered Entity.

8.4
The notice to affected individuals shall be written in plain language and shall include, to the extent
possible, 1) a brief description of what happened, 2) a description of the types of Unsecured PHI that were
involved in the Breach, 3) any steps individuals can take to protect themselves from potential harm resulting
from the Breach, 4) a brief description of what the Business Associate is .doing to investigate the Breach, to
mitigate harm to individuals and to protect against further Breaches, and 5) contact procedures for individuals
to ask questions or obtain additional information, as set forth in 45 CFR § 164.404(c).
8.5
Business Associate shall notify individuals of Breaches as specified in 45 CFR § 164.404(d) (methods
of individual notice). In addition, when a Breach involves more than 500 residents of Vermont, Business
Associate shall, if requested by Covered Entity, notify prominent media outlets serving Vermont, following
the requirements set forth in 45 CFR § 164.406.
9.
Agreements with Subcontractors. Business Associate shall enter into a Business Associate Agreement with
any Subcontractor to whom it provides PHI received from Covered Entity or created or received by Business
Associate on behalf of Covered Entity in which the Subcontractor agrees to the same restrictions and conditions that
apply through this Agreement to Business Associate with respect to such PHI. Business Associate must enter into
this Business Associate Agreement before any use by or disclosure of PHI to such agent. The written agreement must
identify Covered Entity as a direct and intended third party beneficiary with the right to enforce any breach of the
agreement concerning the use or disclosure of PHI. Business Associate shall provide a copy of the Business Associate
Agreement it enters into with a subcontractor to Covered Entity upon request. Business associate may not make any
disclosure of PHI to any Subcontractor without prior written consent of Covered Entity.

10.
Access to PHI. Business Associate shall provide access to PHI in a Designated Record Set to Covered Entity
or as directed by Covered Entity to an Individual to meet the requirements under 45 CFR § 164.524. Business
Associate shall provide such access in the time and manner reasonably designated by Covered Entity. Within three
(3) business days, Business Associate shall forward to Covered Entity for handling any request for access to PHI that
Business Associate directly receives from an Individual.
11.
Amendment of PHI. Business Associate shall make any amendments to PHI in a Designated Record Set
that Covered Entity directs or agrees to pursuant to 45 CFR § 164.526, whether at the request of Covered Entity or
an Individual. Business Associate shall make such amendments in the time and manner reasonably designated by
Covered Entity. Within three (3) business days, Business Associate shall forward to Covered Entity for handling any
request for amendment to PHI that Business Associate directly receives from an Individual.

12.
Accounting of Disclosures. Business Associate shall document disclosures of PHI and all information related
to such disclosures as would be required for Covered Entity to respond to a request by an Individual for an accounting
of disclosures of PHI in accordance with 45 CFR § 164.528. Business Associate shall provide such information to
Covered Entity or as directed by Covered Entity to an Individual, to permit Covered Entity to respond to an accounting
request. Business Associate shall provide such information in the time and manner reasonably designated by Covered
Entity. Withln three (3) business days, Business Associate shall forward to Covered Entity for handling any
accounting request that Business Associate directly receives from an Individual.

13.

Books and Records. Subject to the attorney-client and other applicable legal privileges, Business Associate

shall make its internal practices, books, and records (including policies and procedures and PHI) relating to the use
and disclosure of PHI received from Covered Entity or created or received by Business Associate on behalf of
Covered Entity available to the Secretary of HHS in the time and manner designated by the Secretary. Business

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Associate shall make the same information available to Covered Entity, upon Covered Entity's request, in the time
and manner reasonably designated by Covered Entjty so that Covered Entity may determine whether Business
Associate is in compliance with this Agreement.
14.

Termination.

14.1 This Agreement commences on the Effective Date and shall remain in effect until terminated by
Covered Entity or until all of the PHI provided by Covered Entity to Business Associate or created or received
by Business Associate on behalf of Covered Entity is destroyed or returned to Covered Entity subject to
Section 19.8.
14.2 If Business Associate breaches any material term of this Agreement, Covered Entity may either: (a)
provide an opportunity for Business Associate to cure the breach and Covered Entity may terminate the
contract or grant without liability or penalty if Business Associate does not cure the breach within the time
specified by Covered Entity; or (b) immediately terminate the contract or grant without liability or penalty if
Covered Entity believes that cure is not reasonably possible; or (c) if neither termination nor cure are feasible,
Covered Entity shall report the breach to the Secretary. Covered Entity has the right to seek to cure any breach
by Business Associate and this right, regardless of whether Covered Entity cures such breach, does not lessen
any right or remedy available to Covered Entity at law, in equity, or under the contract or grant, nor does it
lessen Business Associate's responsibility for such breach or its duty to cure such breach.
15.

Return/Destruction of PHI.

15 .1 Business Associate in connection with the expiration or termination of the contract or grant shall return
or destroy, at the discretion of the Covered Entity, all PHI received from Covered Entity or created or received
by Business Associate on behalf of Covered Entity pursuant to this contract or grant that Business Associate
still maintains in any form or medium (including electronic) within thirty (30) days after such expiration or
termination. Business Associate shall not retain any copies of the PHI. Business Associate shall certify in
writing for Covered Entity (1) when all PHI has been returned or destroyed and (2) that Business Associate
does not continue to maintain any PHI. Business Associate is to provide this certification during this thirty
(30) day period.
15.2 Business Associate shall provide to Covered Entity notification of any conditions that Business
Associate believes make the return or destruction of PHI infeasible. If Covered Entity agrees that return or
destruction is infeasible, Business Associate shall extend the protections of this Agreement to such PHI and
limit further uses and disclosures of such PHI to those purposes that make the return or destruction infeasible
for so long as Business Associate maintains such PHI. This shall also apply to all Agents and Subcontractors
of Business Associate.

16.
Penalties. Business Associate understands that: (a) there may be civil or criminal penalties for misuse or
misappropriation of PHI and (b) violations of this Agreement may result in notification by Covered Entity to law
enforcement officials and regulatory, accreditation, and licensure organizations.
17.
Training. Business Associate understands that it is its obligation to comply with the law and shall provide
appropriate training and education to ensure compliance with this Agreement. If requested by Covered Entity,
Business Associate shall participate in AHS training regarding the use, confidentiality, and security of PHI, however,
participation in such training shall not supplant nor relieve Business Associate of its obligations under this Agreement
to independently assure compliance with the law and this Agreement.

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18.
Security Rule Obligations. The following provisions of this section apply to the extent that Business
Associate creates, receives, maintains or transmits Electronic PHI on behalf of Covered Entity.

18.1 Business Associate shall implement and use administrative, physical, and technical safeguards in
compliance with 45 CFR sections 164.308, 164.310, and 164.312 with respect to the Electronic PHI that it
creates, receives, maintains or transmits on behalf of Covered Entity. Business Associate shall identify in
writing upon request from Covered Entity all of the safeguards that it uses to protect such Electronic PHI.
18.2 Business Associate shall ensure that any Agent and Subcontractor to whom it provides Electronic PHI
agrees in a written agreement to implement and use administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that
reasonably and appropriately protect the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of the Electronic PHI.
Business Associate must enter into this written agreement before any use or disclosure of Electronic PHI by
such Agent or Subcontractor. The written agreement must identify Covered Entity as a direct and intended
third party beneficiary with the right to enforce any breach of the agreement concerning the use or disclosure
of Electronic PHI. Business Associate shall provide a copy of the written agreement to Covered Entity upon
request. Business Associate may not make any disclosure of Electronic PHI to any Agent or Subcontractor
without the prior written consent of Covered Entity.
18 .3 Business Associate shall report in writing to Covered Entity any Security Incident pertaining to such
Electronic PHI (whether involving Business Associate or an Agent or Subcontractor). Business Associate
shall provide this written report as soon as it becomes aware of any such Security Incident, and in no case
later than two (2) business days after it becomes aware of the incident. Business Associate shall provide
Covered Entity with the information necessary for Covered Entity to investigate any such Security Incident.
18.4 Business Associate shall comply with any reasonable policies and procedures Covered Entity
implements to obtain compliance under the Security Rule.
19.

Miscellaneous.

19 .1 In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the tenns of this Agreement and the tenns of the
contract/grant, the terms of this Agreement shall govern with respect to its subject matter. Otherwise, the
terms of the contract/grant continue in effect.
19 .2 Business Associate shall cooperate with Covered Entity to amend this Agreement from time to time
as is necessary for Covered Entity to comply with the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, or any other
standards promulgated under HIP AA.
19.3 Any ambiguity in this Agreement shall be resolved to permit Covered Entity to comply with the
Privacy Rule, Security Rule, or any other standards promulgated under HIP AA.
19.4 In addition to applicable Vermont law, the parties shall rely on applicable federal law (e.g., HIPAA,
the Privacy Rule and Security Rule, and the HIP AA omnibus final rule) in construing the meaning and
effect of this Agreement.
19.5 As between Business Associate and Covered Entity, Covered Entity owns all PHI provided by
Covered Entity to Business Associate or created or received by Business Associate on behalf of Covered
Entity.

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19 .6 Business Associate shall abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement with respect to all PHI
it receives from Covered Entity or creates or receives on behalf of Covered Entity even if some of that
information relates to specific services for which Business Associate may not be a "Business Associate" of
Covered Entity under the Privacy Rule.

19.7 Business Associate is prohibited from directly or indirectly receiving any remuneration in exchange
for an individual's PHI. Business Associate will refrain from marketing activities that would violate HIPAA,
including specifically Section 13406 of the HITECH Act. Reports or data containing the PHI may not be sold
without Agency's or the affected individual's written consent.
19.8 The provisions of this Agreement that by their terms encompass continuing rights or responsibilities
shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement. For example: (a) the provisions of this
Agreement shall continue to apply if Covered Entity determines that it would be infeasible for Business
Associate to return or destroy PHI as provided in Section 14.2 and (b) the obligation of Business Associate to
provide an accounting of disclosures as set forth in Section 12 survives the expiration or termination of this
Agreement with respect to accounting requests, if any, made after such expiration or termination.

Rev: 7/7/17

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ATTACHMENT F
AGENCY OF HUMAN SERVICES' CUSTOMARY CONTRACT/GRANT PROVISIONS

1. Definitions: For purposes of this Attachment F, the term" Agreement" shall mean the form of the contract or grant,
with all of its parts, into which this Attachment F is incorporated. The meaning of the term "Party" when used in
this Attachment F shall mean any named party to this Agreement other than the State of Vermont, the Agency of
Human Services (AHS) and any of the departments, boards, offices and business units named in this Agreement.
As such, the term "Party" shall mean, when used in this Attachment F, the Contractor or Grantee with whom the
State of Vermont is executing this Agreement. If Party, when permitted to do so under this Agreement, seeks
by way of any subcontract, sub-grant or other form of provider agreement to employ any other person or entity to
perform any of the obligations of Party under this Agreement, Party shall be obligated to ensure that all terms of
this Attachment F are followed. As such, the term "Party" as used herein shall also be construed as applicable to,
and describing the obligations of, any subcontractor, sub-recipient or sub-grantee of this Agreement. Any such
use or construction of the term "Party" shall not, however, give any subcontractor, sub-recipient or sub-grantee
any substantive right in this Agreement without an express written agreement to that effect by the State of Vermont.
2. Agency of Human Services: The Agency of Human Services is responsible for overseeing all contracts and
grants entered by any of its departments, boards, offices and business units, however denominated. The Agency
of Human Services, through the business office of the Office of the Secretary, and through its Field Services
Directors, will share with any named AHS-associated party to this Agreement oversight, monitoring and
enforcement responsibilities. Party agrees to cooperate with both the named AHS-associated party to this contract
and with the Agency of Human Services itself with respect to the resolution of any issues relating to the
performance and interpretation of this Agreement, payment matters and legal compliance.
3. Medicaid Program Parties (applicable to any Party providing services and supports paid for under Vermont's
Medicaid program and Vermont's Global Commitment to Health Waiver):
J11speclio11 mu/ Rete11/io11 o{Recortls: In addition to any other requirement under this Agreement or at law, Party

must fulfill all state and federal legal requirements, and will comply with all requests appropriate to enable the
Agency of Human Services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (along with its Inspector General
and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the Comptroller General, the Government Accounting
Office, or any of their designees: (i) to evaluate through inspection or other means the quality, appropriateness,
and timeliness of services performed under this Agreement; and (ii) to inspect and audit any records, financial
data, contracts, computer or other electronic systems of Party relating to the performance of services under
Vermont's Medicaid program and Vermont's Global Commitment to Health Waiver. Party will retain for ten
years all documents required to be retained pursuant to 42 CFR 438.3(u).
S11bco111racting for Medicaid Services:

Notwithstanding any permitted subcontracting of services to be
performed under this Agreement, Party shall remain responsible for ensuring that this Agreement is fully
performed according to its terms, that subcontractor remains in compliance with the terms hereof, and that
subcontractor complies with all state and federal laws and regulations relating to the Medicaid program in
Vermont. Subcontracts, and any service provider agreements entered into by Party in connection with the
performance of this Agreement, must clearly specify in writing the responsibilities of the subcontractor or other
service provider and Party must retain the authority to revoke its subcontract or service provider agreement or to
impose other sanctions if the performance of the subcontractor or service provider is inadequate or if its
performance deviates from any requirement of this Agreement. Party shall make available on request all
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providers to the Agency of Human Services and any of its departments as well as to the Center for Medicare and
Medicaid Services.

Medicaid Notification of 1'ermim1tio11 R·equirements: Party shall follow the Department of Vermont Health
Access Managed-Care-Organization enrollee-notification requirements, to include the requirement that Party
provide timely notice of any termination of its practice.
Encounter Data: Party shall provide encounter data to the Agency of Human Services and/or its departments and
ensure further that the data and services provided can be linked to and supported by enrollee eligibility files
maintained by the State.
Federal Medicaid System Security Requireme11ts Compliance: Party shall provide a security plan, risk
assessment, and security controls review document within three months of the start date of this Agreement (and
update it annually thereafter) in order to support audit compliance with 45 CFR 95.621 subpart F, ADP System
Security Requirements and Review Process.

4. Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response (applicable to any Party and any subcontractors and
sub-grantees whose employees or other service providers deliver social or mental health services directly to
individual recipients ofsuch services):
Party shall establish a written workplace violence prevention and crisis response policy meeting the requirements
of Act 109 (2016), 33 VSA §820l(b), for the benefit of employees delivering direct social or mental health
services. Party shall, in preparing its policy, consult with the guidelines promulgated by the U.S. Occupational
Safety and Health Administration for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Services
Workers, as those guidelines may from time to time be amended.
Party, through its violence protection and crisis response committee, shall evaluate the efficacy of its policy, and
update the policy as appropriate, at least annually. The policy and any written evaluations thereof shall be
provided to employees delivering direct social or mental health services.
Party will ensure that any subcontractor and sub-grantee who hires employees (or contracts with service
providers) who deliver social or mental health services directly to individual recipients of such services, complies
with all requirements of this Section.

5. Non-Discrimination:
Party shall not discriminate, and will prohibit its employees, agents, subcontractors, sub-grantees and other
service providers from discrimination, on the basis of age under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, on the basis
of handicap under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, on the basis of sex under Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, and on the basis of race, color or national origin under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964. Party shall not refuse, withhold from or deny to any person the benefit of services, facilities, goods,
privileges, advantages, or benefits of public accommodation on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, national
origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity as provided by Title 9 V.S.A. Chapter 139.
No person shall on the grounds of religion or on the grounds of sex (including, on the grounds that a woman is
pregnant), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination, to
include sexual harassment, under any program or activity supported by State of Vermont and/or federal funds.

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Party further shall comply with the non-discrimination requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
42 USC Section 2000d, et seq., and with the federal guidelines promulgated pursuant to Executive Order 13166
of 2000, requiring that contractors and subcontractors receiving federal funds assure that persons with limited
English proficiency can meaningfully access services. To the extent Party provides assistance to individuals with
limited English proficiency through the use of oral or written translation or interpretive services, such individuals
cannot be required to pay for such services.

6. Employees and Independent Contractors:
Party agrees that it shall comply with the laws of the State of Vermont with respect to the appropriate classification
of its workers and service providers as "employees" and "independent contractors" for all purposes, to include
for purposes related to unemployment compensation insurance and workers compensation coverage, and proper
payment and reporting of wages. Party agrees to ensure that all of its subcontractors or sub-grantees also remain
in legal compliance as to the appropriate classification of "workers" and "independent contractors" relating to
unemployment compensation insurance and workers compensation coverage, and proper payment and reporting
of wages. Party will on request provide to the Agency of Human Services information pertaining to the
classification of its employees to include the basis for the classification. Failure to comply with these obligations
may result in termination of this Agreement.

7. Data Protection and Privacv:
Protected Ilea/th lllformatio11 : Party shall maintain the privacy and security of all individually identifiable health
information acquired by or provided to it as a part of the performance of this Agreement. Party shall follow
federal and state law relating to privacy and security of individually identifiable health information as applicable,
including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its federal regulations.

Substance Abuse Treatment fllformatio11 : Substance abuse treatment information shall be maintained in
compliance with 42 C.F.R. Part 2 if the Party or subcontractor(s) are Part 2 covered programs, or if substance
abuse treatment information is received from a Part 2 covered program by the Party or subcontractor(s).

Protectio11 o{Per5·011a/ /11formatio11: Party agrees to comply with all applicable state and federal statutes to assure
protection and security of personal information, or of any personally identifiable information (PII), including the
Security Breach Notice Act, 9 V.S.A. § 2435, the Social Security Number Protection Act, 9 V.S.A. § 2440, the
Document Safe Destruction Act, 9 V.S.A. § 2445 and 45 CFR 155.260. As used here, PII shall include any
information, in any medium, including electronic, which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's
identity, such as his/her name, social security number, biometric records, etc., either alone or when co_mbined
with any other personal or identifiable information that is linked or linkable to a specific person, such as date and
place or birth, mother's maiden name, etc.
Other Co11/itle11tial Co11s11mer /11formatio11: Party agrees to comply with the requirements of AHS Rule No. 08048 concerning access to and uses of personal information relating to any beneficiary or recipient of goods,
services or other forms of support. Party further agrees to comply with any applicable Vermont State Statute and
other regulations respecting the right to individual privacy. Party shall ensure that all of its employees,
subcontractors and other service providers performing services under this agreement understand and preserve the
sensitive, confidential and non-public nature of information to which they may have access. ·

Data Breaches: Party shall report to AHS, though its Chieflnformation Officer (CIO), any impermissible use or
disclosure that compromises the security, confidentiality or privacy of any form of protected personal information
identified above within 24 hours of the discovery of the breach. Party shall in addition comply with any other
data breach notification requirements required under feder~ or state law.

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8. Abuse and Neglect of Children and Vulnerable Adults:

Abuse Registry. Party agrees not to employ any individual, to use any volunteer or other service provider, or to
otherwise provide reimbursement to any individual who in the performance of services connected with this
agreement provides care, custody, treatment, transportation, or supervision to children or to vulnerable adults if
there has been a substantiation of abuse or neglect or exploitation involving that individual. Party is responsible
for confirming as to each individual having such contact with children or vulnerable adults the non-existence of
a substantiated allegation of abuse, neglect or exploitation by verifying that fact though (a) as to vulnerable adults,
the Adult Abuse Registry maintained by the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and (b)
as to children, the Central Child Protection Registry ( unless the Party holds a valid child care license or
registration from the Division of Child Development, Department for Children and Families). See 33 V.S.A.
§4919(a)(3) and 33 V.S.A. §691 l(c)(3).
Reporti11g of Abuse. Neglect, or Exploitatio11. Consistent with provisions of 33 V.S.A. §4913(a) and §6903,
Party and any of its agents or employees who, in the performance of services connected with this agreement, (a)
is a caregiver or has any other contact with clients and (b) has reasonable cause to believe that a child or vulnerable
adult has been abused or neglected as defined in Chapter 49 or abused, neglected, or exploited as defined in
Chaptet 69 of Title 33 V.S.A. shall: as to children, make a report containing the information required by 33 V.S.A.
§4914 to the Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families within 24 hours; or, as to a vulnerable
adult, make a report containing the information required by 33 V.S.A. §6904 to the Division of Licensing and
Protection at the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living within 48 hours. Party will ensure
that its agents or employees receive training on the reporting of abuse or neglect to children and abuse, neglect or
exploitation of vulnerable adults.
9. Information Technology Systems:
Comp11ti11g a11d Comm1111icatio11: Party shall select, in consultation with the Agency of Human Services'

Information Technology unit, one of the approved methods for secure access to the State's systems and data, if
required. Approved methods are based on the type of work performed by the Party as part of this agreement.
Options include, but are not limited to:
1. Party's provision of certified computing equipment, peripherals and mobile devices, on a separate Party's
network with separate internet access. The Agency of Human Services' accounts may or may not be
provided.
2. State supplied and managed equipment and accounts to access state applications and data, including State
issued active directory accounts and application specific accounts, which follow the National Institutes of
Standards and Technology (NIST) security and the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
(HIP AA) standards.
lntellect11al Propertv/Work Product Ow11ership: All data, technical information, materials first gathered,
originated, developed, prepared, or obtained as a condition of this agreement and used in the performance of this
agreement -- including, but not limited to all reports, surveys, plans, charts, literature, brochures, mailings,
recordings (video or audio), pictures, drawings, analyses, graphic representations, software computer programs
and accompanying documentation and printouts, notes and memoranda, written procedures and documents, which
are prepared for or obtained specifically for this agreement, or are a result of the services required under this grant
-- shall be considered "work for hire" and remain the property of the State of Vermont, regardless of the state of
completion unless otherwise specified in this agreement. Such items shall be delivered to the State of Vermont
upon 30-days notice by the State. With respect to software computer programs and / or source codes first

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developed for the State, all the work shall be considered "work for hire," i.e., the State, not the Party (or
subcontractor or sub-grantee), shall have full and complete ownership of all software computer programs,
documentation and/or source codes developed.

Party shall not sell or copyright a work product or item produced under this agreement without explicit permission
from the State of Vermont.
If Party is operating a system or application on behalf of the State of Vermont, Party shall not make information
entered into the system or application available for uses by any other party than the State of Vermont, without
prior authorization by the State. Nothing herein shall entitle the State to pre-existing Party's materials.
Party acknowledges and agrees that should this agreement be in support of the State's implementation of the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Party is subject to the certain property rights provisions of
the Code of Federal Regulations and a Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services. Such agreement will be subject to, and incorporates here by reference, 45 CFR
74.36, 45 CFR 92.34 and 45 CFR 95.617 governing rights to intangible property.

Security 1111d Data Tra11sfers: Party shall comply with all applicable State and Agency of Human Services'
policies and standards, especially those related to privacy and security. The State will advise the Party of any new
policies, procedures, or protocols developed during the term of this agreement as they are iss~ed and will work
with the Party to implement any required.
Party will ensure the physical and data security associated with computer equipment, including desktops,
notebooks, and other portable devices, used in connection with this Agreement. Party will also assure that any
• media or mechanism used to store or transfer data to or from the State includes industry standard security
mechanisms such as continually up-to-date malware protection and encryption. Party will make every reasonable
effort to ensure media or data files transferred to the State are virus and spyware free. At the conclusion of this
agreement and after successful delivery of the data to the State, Party shall securely delete data (including archival
backups) from Party's equipment that contains individually identifiable records, in accordance with standards
adopted by the Agency of Human Services.
Party, in the event of a data breach, shall comply with the terms of Section 6 above.
10. Other Provisions:

Environmental Tobacco Smoke. Public Law 103-227 (also known as the Pro-Children Act of 1994) and
Vermont's Act 135 (2014) (An act relating to smoking in lodging establishments, hospitals, and child care
facilities, and on State lands) restrict the use of tobacco products in certain settings. Party shall ensure that no
person is permitted: (i) to use tobacco products or tobacco substitutes as defined in 7 V.S.A. § 1001 on the
premises, both indoor and outdoor, of any licensed child care center or afterschool program at any time; (ii) to
use tobacco products or tobacco substitutes on the premises, both indoor and in any outdoor area designated for
child care, health or day care services, kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, elementary, or secondary education or
library services; and (iii) to use tobacco products or tobacco substitutes on the premises of a licensed or registered
family child care home while children are present and in care. Party will refrain from promoting the use of tobacco
products for all clients and from making tobacco products available to minors.
Failure to comply with the provisions of the federal law may result in the imposition of a civil monetary penalty
of up to $1,000 for each violation and/or the imposition of an administrative compliance order on the responsible
entity. The federal Pro-Children Act of 1994, however, does not apply to portions of facilities used for inpatient

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drug or alcohol treatment; service provid~rs whose sole source of applicable federal funds is Medicare or
Medicaid; or facilities where Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) coupons are redeemed.

2-1-1 Database: If Party provides health or human services within Vermont, or if Party provides such services
near the Vermont border readily accessible to residents of Vermont, Party shall adhere to the
"Inclusion/Exclusion" policy of Vermont's United WayNermont 211 (Vermont 211), and will provide to
Vermont 211 relevant descriptive information regarding its agency, programs and/or contact information as well
as accurate and up to date information to its database as requested. The "Inclusion/Exclusion" policy can be found
at www. vermont2 l l .org.
Voter Registration: When designated by the Secretary of State, Party agrees to become a voter registration agency
as defined by 17 V .S.A. §2103 (41 ), and to comply with the requirements of state and federal law pertaining to
such agencies.

Drug Free Workplace Act: Party will assure a drug-free workplace in accordance with 45 CFR Part 76.
Lobbyillg: No federal funds under this agreement may be used to influence or attempt to influence an officer or

employee of any agency, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member
of Congress in connection with the awarding of any federal contract, continuation, renewal, amendments other
than federal appropriated funds.

AHSATT. F 01.04.2017

Attachment K - Staffing Matrix

Realonal Office

FTE

Administrative Assistant, Clinical
Pharmacist, PRN

40.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
16.00
8.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
24.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
24.00
3.85

1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.40
0.20
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.60
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.60
0.10

Total RO Matrix Hours

515 .85

12.90

Regional Manager (Administrator)
Director of Nursing
Medical Director of VT
Director of Psvchiatrv & Consultant to BH
Assistant to Mental Health
Mental Health, Clinical Supervisor
Director of Clinical Services (QI)
IT Manager
Director of Care Coordination
Admin .Asst/Offlce Mgr
Clerical Support
UM Nurse (RN)
Care Coordinator RN/LPN
Nurse Educator

I

6~885
Hrs/Wk

Position

Ch.lttenden aeg(onal Correctional

860100

FTE

Hrs/Wk
20.00
40.00
40.00
24.00
40,00
20.00
18.00
18.00
88.00
24.00
332.00

0.50
1.00
1.00
0.60
1.00
0.50
0.45
0.45
2.20
0.60
8.30

56.00
112.00
40.00
208.00

1.40
2.80
1.00
5.20

56.00
112.00
168.00

1.40
2.80
4.20

Total Night Nursing Hours

112.00
40.00
152.00

2.80
1.00
3.80

Total CRCF Hours

860 DO

21 .50

Position
Physician
Health Services Administrator
Nursing Supervisor, 7.10.17

PA/NP
Administrative Assistant
Medical Records Technician
Dentist
Dental Assistant
Licensed MHP·(Masters)
APRN

Total Non-Nursing Hours
RN
LPN
LNA

Total Day Nursing Hours

RN
LPN
Total Evening Nursing Hours
LPN
LNA

Mai'blftVall,y Reglona1·.Correct1onal
Position
Physician
Health Services Administrator
PNNP
Administrative Assistant
Licensed MHP (Masters)

APRN
Total Non-Nursing Hours

5.U.00·
Hrs/Wk FTE
8.00
0.20
40.00
1.00
8.00
0.20
1.00
40.00
70.00
1.75
8.00
0.20
174.00
4.35

40.00
56.00
20.00
116.00

1.00
1.40
0.50
2.90

Total Evening Nursing Hours

112.00
20.00
132.00

2.80
0.50
3.30

LPN
LNA
Total Night Nursing Hours

56.00
56.00
112.00

1.40
1.40
2.80

Total MVRCF Hours

534 .00

13 35

Norttieiat·Correctlonal.Complex
Position

596-.Q0
Hrs/Wk FTE
0.50
20.00
40.00
1.00
40.00
1.00
48.00
1.20
14.00
0.35
162.00 4.05

IRN
ILPN
LNA
!Total Day Nursing Hours
LPN
LNA

PNNP
Health Services Administrator
Administrative Assistant
Licensed MHP
APRN
Total Non-Nursing Hours

40.00
170.00
210.00

1.00
4.25
5.25

112.00
112.00

2.80
2.80

Total Night Nursing Hours

56.00
56.00
112.00

1.40
1.40
2.80

Total Nortileast Correctional Complex

596 .00

14.90

Charge Nurse
LPN

Total Day Nursing Hours
LPN
Total Evening Nursing Hours
LPN
LNA

Nortlietn S~te Gorr ectlonal F~clllty
Position
Physician

Health Services Administrator
PA/NP
Nursing Supervisor
Administrative Assistant
Medical Records Technician
Dentist
Dental Assistant
Dental Director
MH Coordinator
Licensed MHP (Masters)
APRN

Total Non-Nursing Hours
RN
LPN
LNA

812.00.
Hrs/Wk FTE
0.25
10.00
40.00
1.00
40.00
1.00
40.00
1.00
40.00
1.00
24.00
0.60
0.75
30.00
0.75
30.00
2.00
0.05
40.00
1.00
40.00
1.00
34.00
0.85
370.00 9.26
42.00
112.00
40.00
194.00

1.05
2.80
1.00
4.85

28.00
108.00
136.00

0.70
2.70
3.40

Total Night Nursing Hour~

56.00
56.00
112.00

1.40
1.40
2.80

Total NSCF Hours

812.00

20.30

Total Day Nursing Hours
RN
LPN
Total Evening Nursing Hours

LPN
LNA

Northwest State•eorrectlon1111 Faclllty
Position
Physician
Health Services Administrator
PA/NP
Nursing Supervisor
Administrative Assistant
Medical Records Technician
Dentist
Dental Assistant
MH Coordinator
Licensed MHP (Masters)
APRN
Total Non-Nursing Hours

7.62,00
Hrs/Wk
10.00
40.00
30.00
40.00
40.00
20.00
16.00
16.00
24.00
88.00
22.00
346.00

FTE
0.25
1.00
0.75
1.00
1.00
0.50
0.40
0.40
0.60
2.20
0.55
8.65

RN
LPN
LNA

16.00
96.00
40.00
152.00

0.40
2.40
1.00
3.80

152.00
152.00

3.80
3.80

Total Night Nursing Hours

56.00
56.00
112.00

1.40
1.40
2.80

Total NWSCF Hours

762.00

19.05

Total Day Nursing Hours
LPN
Total Evening Nursing Hours
LPN
LNA

SQ.lftf)em State .Corr,ec(lonal Facility
Position

161'2:0.0

FTE

Hrs/Wk
32.00
40.00
30.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
30.00
30.00
174.00
40.00
36.00
40.00
652.00

0.80
1.00
0.75
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.75
0.75
4.35
1.00
0.90
1.00
16.30

76.00
162.00
72.00
310.00

1.90
4.05
1.80
7.75

96.00
148.00
56.00
300.00

2.40
3.70
1.40
7.50
1.40
3.45

Total Night Nursing Hours

56.00
138.00
56.00
250.00

6.25

Total SSCF Hours

1512.00

37.80

~ran.d'T.otal ".Worldng!' ·Matrl~

5591.85 1•39.8

Physician
Health Services Administrator
PNNP
Director of Nursing
Dialysis Nurse
Administrative Assistant
Recreational Therapist Supervisor
Medical Records Technician
Dentist
Dental Assistant
Licensed MHP (Masters)
MH Coordinator
APRN
MH Medical Records Technician
Total Non-Nursing Hours
RN
LPN
LNA
Total Day Nursing Hours
RN
LPN
LNA
Total Evening Nursing Hours
RN
LPN
LNA

1.40

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APPENDIX 5.22{a-d)-SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCELINKED INDICATORS
APPENDIX 5.22(a) - SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE-LINKED METRICS

t!.
I

2

3

4

5

6

7

8
9

10

11

12

13

Metric
Phannacy List/Med List Verified
and Received from Community
Pharmacy/Doctor
Care Coordination --- Reentry
Planning

Numerator

Denominator

Number of inmates whose med list was received
within 4 hours of admission Monday- Saturday
9am-8pm, or 24 hours outside of that timeframe.
Upon discharge, number of patients from the
denominator whose records were shared
electronically with a PCMH upon discharge.

Number of inmates who had verifiable
medication lists from community pharmacy/
doctors.
Number of patients with a serious medical or
MH diagnosis whose discharge was verified by
DOC Discharge Data and report on electronic
file-sharing activities bv date and patient.
MH/SA Reentry Planning (Revised Number of individuals from the denominator who Total number of individuals with an SFl
Designation who re-entered the community.
N&Dl.18.17)
were referred to PCMH (FQHC or DA)
community-based MH/SA treatment upon reInsurance Enrollment At Discharge Number of individuals enrolled into Medicaid or Number of individuals discharged from
correctional facilities, excluding those already
(but process begins at booking)
an exchange-purchas~d policy upon discharge
enrolled or otherwise insured, and excluding
from correctional facilities.
those who refused enrollment.
Follow-Up After Hospitalization for Number of individuals in denominator who
Number of patients who returned to the DOC
Mental Illness - 24- 48 hours
received a follow-up session with a MH provider facility following an in-patient hospital stay or
emergency room encounter for a primary
within 24-48 hours.
mental health diagnosis.
Total number oflnitial Health Assessments
Initial Health Assessment
Total number of admissions to DOC facilities in
completed within 7 days of admission. Or
the past 30 days.
completed within 7 days after
admission
Reviews if released and readmitted within 90
Medical Assistance With Smoking Patients in the denominator group who have been Patients who have been in custody for more
1) advised to stop smoking, or 2) offered
and Tobacco Use Cessation than 7 days and have selfassistance with tobacco cessation.
reported use of tobacco at the initial nurse healt
Advising Smokers and Tobacco
h intake assessment.
Users to Quit
Total number of patients admitted.
MH screening completed within 4 Number of patients from the denominator who
received an initial mental health screening within
hours of admission
4 hours of prison admission.
Number of charts in denominator group with the Number of H&Ps performed during the month.
Adult BMI Assessment
BMI recorded.
Total Non-Urgent Sick Calls (that describe a
Total number of Non-Urgent Sick Calls (that
Non-Urgent Sick Calls for MH,
clinical symptom) that are Seen Within 48 hours describe a clinical symptom) Seen.
Medical, and Dental Seen Within
(M-F)
48 hours (M-F)
Total Non-Urgent Sick Calls (that describe a
Total number of Non-Urgent Sick Calls (that
Non-Urgent Sick Calls for MB,
clinical symptom) that arc Seen Within 72 hours describe a clinical symptom) Seen.
Medical, and Dental Seen Within
72 hours (S- S)
(S-S).
Number of patients from the denominator for
whom an EKG was obtained and reviewed
The number of patients in the denominator whose
most recent blood pressure (BP) is adequately
controlled (BP less than 140/90 mm Hg) and
Controlling High Blood Pressure
monitored in Chronic Disease Clinic every 90
days or less
Patients in custody over a year who have had a
Routine Preventative Dental Annual Cleaning/Exam (Revised D dental encounter.
1/18/17 & 8/8/17, Revised N
8/8/17)
Chest Pain (D changed 11.2.17)

Patients that presented with chest pain who
received a cardiac assessment
Number of Patients in custody who have
elevated blood pressure for which medication is
prescribed.

Patients in custody over a year

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APPENDIX 5.22(a) - SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE-LINKED METRICS
#

14

15
16

17

18

19

20

21

22
23

24

25

26

27

28

Metric

Numerator

Comprehensive Diabetes Care Eye Exam

Number from the denominator who received a
documented retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye
care professional (optometrist or ophthalmologist)
in the past 12 months.
Comprehensive Diabetes Care
HbAJc has been obtained and results have been
Communication (Revised Metric & discussed with the patients in the denominator
D 3.27.17)
group at least once.
Comprehensive Diabetes Care Patients that have stable (with good control) or
HbA I c Good Control (Revised
improving HgbA!C.
3.27.17 Metric & N)
Mobility Code Entry (Revised N & Number from Denominator who have a current M
D 1.18.17)
Code entered into their electronic health record
Continuity of Care - Patient seen
Number of patients from the denominator who
for fol1ow-up after off- site visit
were seen for a follow-up appointment after an
off- site visit.
Diabetes- annual monofilament
Number of patients from the denominator who
exam (revised Metric N & D
received a monofilament exam within the 12
1.18.17)
month reporting period
Workcamp Clearances Completed Number of Workcamp Clearances from the
Timely (revi$ed Metric, D & N
Denominator that were completed within seven
1.18.17)
days
Chlamydia Screening in Women - Number of patients in the denominator screened
Total Rate
for Chlamydia.
OOS Clearances Completed Timely
(revised Metric, N & D 1.18.17)
HC Receiving Screening RN SignOff (revised all sections 4.10.17)

Number ofOOS Clearances from the
Denominator that were completed within IO
Number ofHC Receiving Screenings created
within 4 hour of admission and signed by RN
within 4 hours of creation
Number of patients from the denominator who
SF] Receiving MH Visits (Updated had a visit during the time period (month) from a
Metric, N & D 5.22.16)
MIIP (Mental Health Professional) or a
Psychiatric Provider (Psychiatrist oi- Advance
Practice Nurse) (as of4/6/16).
Psychiatric Medication
Number of patients from the denominator who
Management (revised Metric, N
were seen for at least one follow up visit within 6
1.18.17)
weeks.
Segregation Placements (revised all Number of Segregation Placements in the
sections 4.10 .17)
reporting period for which a risk assessment was
completed within 12 hours.
Timeliness of Psychiatry Services Number of patients from the denominator who
(Revised all sections 4/10/17)
received an encounter with a psychiatric provider
within the appropriate timeframe.
Number of patients from the denominator who
Antidepressant Medication
Management - Acute Phase
were seen for at least one follow up visit within 6
(Revised N 1. 18. 17)
weeks.

Denominator
Patients with Diabetes on insulin or oral
medication who have been in custody more than
6 months.
Pts who have had lab results received for
HgbAIC during reporting period.
Patients with Diahetes on insulin or oral
medication who have been in custody more than
6 months.
Number of Unique Patients.
Number of patients who received an off-site
service.
Number of patients age 18 and older with a
diagnosis of diabetes in custody >/= 12 months
Number of Workcamp Clearances requested
during the reporting period.
Number of females admitted to the correctional
facility who received an initial health
assessment.
Number of OOS Clearances that were requested
furing the reportin~ period.
Number of HC Receiving Screenings created
within 4 hours of admission and signed by non-

RN
Number of SFI Patients

Number of patients in custody for 84 days or
more who are diagnosed with new episode
MDD and treated with an antidepressant
medication during the measurement period
Number of Segregation Placements in the
reporting period
Number of patients who were ordered to be
seen by a psychiatric provider during the
month.
Number of patients ages 18 and older who are
diagnosed with new episode MDD and treated
with an antidepressant medication during the
measurement period.

2

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APPENDIX S.22(a-d)-SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCELINKED INDI CATORS
APPENDIX 5.22(a) - SUMMARY OF .PERFORMANCE-LINKED METRICS

1

29

30

31

32
33

34
35
36
37

38

39

40

41

42

43

Metric

Numerator

Antidepressant Medication
Number of patients from the d.enominator group
Management - Continuation Phase who had at least (one?) follow-up (or visit)
contacts with a MH practitioner (Psychiatrist,
APRN) during the 90 day continuation phase
during the measurement period and is reassessed
every 90 days or less.
Pharmacotherapy Management of Number of patients from the denominator who
were prescribed equal to or greater than 40 mg
COPD Exacerbation
lprednisone equivalents bv IV or PO for 5 days
- Systemic Corticosteroid
Number of patients from the denominator who
Asthma Management
were prescribed equal to or greater than 40 mg
lprednisone equivalents by IV or PO for 5 days
Use ofSpirometry Testing in the
Number of patients from the denominator who
Assessment and Diagnosis 6f
had ~pirometry or peak flow results documented
COPD.
Nu·m ber from the denominator as_sessed by
Telemedicine - Psychiatry
telemedicine rather than off-site.
Timeliness of Chronic Care Visits Number of patients from the denominator that
(Revised all sections 4/10/17)
received a Chronic Care visit within the
appropriate timeframe.
Deliveries that received a prenatal care visit in the
Prenatal and Postpartum Care
(Timeliness of Prenatal Care)
first trimester or within 4 davs of booking.
Number of deliveries that had a postpartum visit
Prenatal and Postpartum Care
(Postpartum Care)
between 21 and 56 days after delivery.
Breast Cancer Screening (revised
Clinical breast exam screening or mammography
I.I 8.17)
performed in the denominator group within 30
days of incarceration.
Number of adverse events, including death, in
which a physician reviewed the patients' charts
within 30 days of the event. The charts have
Adverse Health Events
documentation.to support that the physician
followed-up with treatment health/MH staff, as
anoropriate.
Hospital Re- Admissions within 30 Number of individuals with unique discharge
days
diagnoses in the denominator.
Number of individuals from the denominator who
received 1 hour/week or more of individual or
Utilization - MH
group therapy.
Utilization - SA services (Revised
Numerator & Denominator,
10/9/17)
Dental Screenings Completed
within 30 days
Routine Mcds Given Within 24
Hours* (Revised Numerator
4/10/17)

Denominator
Number of patients in custody for at least 90
days who are diagnosed with new episode
MOD and treated with an antidepressant
medication during the measurement period.

Total number of patients with acute severe
COPD exacerbation.
Total number of patients with acute severe
asthma exacerbation.
Total number of patients age 18 and older with
a diagnosis ofCOPD, asthma, or self-reported
history of smoking.
Referrals for psychiatry assessments
Number of patients that were ordered to receive
a Chronic Care visit during the month.
Number of deliveries.
Number of deliveries.
Number of women receiving initial health
assessments

Number of adverse events.

Total number of hospital discharges during the
month.
Number of individuals diagnosed with a serious
mental illness whose plan of care specified that
the individual should receive I hour/week of
individual or group therapy.
Number of patients admitted during the past
month.

Number of patients from the denominator who
completed a CAGE-AID as part of the intake
process
Nui:nber of admissions in the past month.
Number of dental screenings completed on
patients who were newly admitted. Within the 30
days following admission
Number of routine medication administrations.
Number of routine medication administrations
given within 24 hours .

3

APPENDIX 5.22(a-d) - SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCELINKED INDICATORS
APPENDIX 5.22(a)- SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE-LINKED METRICS

t1.
44

Metric
Urgent/Stat Meds Given Within 2
Hours* (Revised Numerator
4/10/17)
Controlled Substance Diversion

Numerator

Denominator

Number of urgent/stat medication administrations Number of urgent/stat medication
administrations.
given within 2 hour ofrequest.

Urgent Sick Calls Seen on Same
Day
Use of Chronic Pain Treatment
Agreement

Number of individuals from the denominator who
received a random drug screening.
Urgent Sick Calls entered into the EMR, and seen
on the same day.
Number of patients from the denominator who
signed a Chronic Pain Treatment Agreement.

48

Adherence to Act 75

Number of queries to the VPMS .

49

Transfer Screening - Qualified
Health Care Professionals Review

Number of patients transferred to the facility
whose health records were reviewed by the
receiving facilitv within 12 hours of transfer.
Number of patients with a communicable disease
who were released from custody and who had a
referral to a PCMH, CHT, or other community
provider for follow-up care.
Number of inmates with prescriptions who reentered the community and who received
necessary prescription(s) or medications upon
discharge
Number of non- emergency grievances resolved
within 20 business days.
Number of emergency grievances resolved within
ten (10) calendar days.

45
46
47

Discharge Planning - Referrals

50

51

52
53

Diabetes - Discharge Planning,
Prescriptions (Revised 1.18. 17

Non-emergency, Formal
Grievances Resolved
Emergency Grievances Resolved

10.26.17

Number of individuals taking controlled
substance for chronic pain.
Total number of Urgent Sick Calls
Number of patients taking an opioid for greater
than 30 days.
Number of patients in one or more of the
circumstances described in Act 75, Section 11 ,
§4289(d)(l-4), which states, "Health care
providers shall query the VPMS with respect to
an individual patient in the following
Number of patients transferred to the facility
within a 30 day period.
Number of patients with a communicable
disease or serious medical or mental health
condition who were released from custody.
Number of inmates with prescriptions who reentered the community during the reporting
month .
Number of non-emergency grievances.
Number of emergency grievances submitted.

* Metric #43 will have a minimum/maximum range of90%/100% for Year 1 and 95%/1 00% for
Years 2 and 3. Metric #44 will have a minimum/maximum range of 95%/100¾ for Years 1-3.

APPENDIX 5.22(b)-SUMMARY OF ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE PAYMENTS
#

Additional Incenth•e Pavment Descriotion of Incident

1 Pregnant Women

2

Restraint Policy

lnccutivc A mount
Number of pregnant women who were evaluated $250 incentive payment/incident
within 24 hours of booking by a qualified
healthcare provider.
Number of inmates in restraints chair beyond 8
$250 incentive payment/incident
hours who were seen by a psychiatrist or APRN
within 8-9 hours of initiation ofthc restraint. The
contact must be documented, with a timestamp, in
the inmates' health record.

APPENDIX 5.22(c)- SUMMARY OF HOLDBACKS
#

Oc cription of Holdbnck

Holdback

ot Retained

When ...

H oldback May Be Retained or
Released When ...

4

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APPENDIX 5.22(a-d) - SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCELINKED INDICATORS
APPENDIX 5.22(11) - SUM MARY OF PERFORMANCE-LINKED METRICS

ti.

Metric

Numcrato1·

The contractor shall complete all of The contractor has satisfactorily completed all
the reporting requirements within
reports specified in Section 2.5.
15 days of the close of the repotting
1
monlh, as specified in Section
2.5 "Administrative Meetings,
Reports. and Claims Processing"

Denominator

I

The contractor has not completed all reported
specified in Section 2.5. The DOC may retain
5% of the contractor's total monthly invoice.
The holdback shall be released once the
contractor has adequately completed the
rc 1>oni ng requirements specified in Section 2.5

APPENDIX 5.22(d) - SUMMARY OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
#

I

Liouidated Damaf!c

Description of the Incident

Liouidntcd Danuuc!cS Assessed
Varies based on the "actual damages" incurred.

Inmate Grievances

Number of grievances from the denominator
reaching the level of'the DOC Central Office
I lcallh Services Division or DOC Commissioner
that are determined to be ·'FOUNDED."

5

APPENDIX S 04 VT DOC FACILITY PROFILES
MEDICATION

INMATE
SITE [IOWN)

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DE~Rl!!]]O!\I QE HEALTl:ICAR~ FACIL[l::t
-- M ultf-room health center w offices
·· lXRay Room
Chair Dental Rooms
Optometry Room

SSCF (Springfield)

377

AP..MtNJ.S!!!AJ.llm

$.l~~LL

--2

--1
·• 2

..

Exam Rooms

7 days/wk

Infirmary w/ 4-bed sick bay; 4 lndivldual cells and
2 negative pressure cells; 28 bed medical housing
4 calls daily in health center

unit

suite/living units
-· Multi-purpose unit w/ exam room and offices
SESCF (Windsor)

100

7 days/wk

3 calls daily in health center
suite

•· Waiting room, large nursing station, exam
NWSCF (Swanton)

246

-

rooms, dental clinic and storage
Reverse airflow room for TB Isolation

--

7 days/wk

-- Nursing areas, 1 lab and exam room, dental
NSCF (Newport)

433

4 calls daily in health center
suite

Dental treatment room

-

clinic and storage
3 bed infirmary

7 days/wk

4 calls daily in health center
suite

-- Two buildings, one w/ a busy multi-purpose
NECC #1 and #2 (St. Johnsbury)

221

unit, exam room and office, and the other w/ a
multi-ouroose unit and no private exam room
-- 5 bed infirmary

CRCF (S. Burlington)

178

7 days/wk

--

Permanent dental equipment, exam rooms, and

7 days/wk

medical offices
MVRCF (Rutland)

Revised 5-1-17

118

- Busy multi-purpose unit w/ exam room and
office space

Up to 4 calls daily in health
center suite

7 days/wk

4 calls daily In health center
suite
4 calls daily in health center
suite

 

 

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