The opinion of the court was delivered by: Senior Judge United States District Court Lawrence K. Karlton
The Receiver in Plata, the Special Master in Coleman, and the Court Representatives in Perez and Armstrong have presented to the judges in the above-captioned cases an agreement that they have reached during the coordination meetings that they have held to date. The agreement, which is attached to this order, is presented to the undersigned for review and approval.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties in the above- captioned cases are granted until September 26, 2008, to show cause why the attached agreement should not be adopted as an order of the court. Any response to this order to show cause shall be filed in each of the above-captioned cases and served on all of the parties to all of the cases and on the Receiver, the Special Master, and the Court Representatives. Thereafter, the request for approval of the agreement will be taken under submission for individual and joint consideration 2 by the undersigned.
Space Coordination Agreement
Space planning is defined as the leasing and management of physical office space including, but not 3 limited to, space design, tenant improvements, and procurement of furniture (both conventional and modular), required office equipment, and the voice and data structure to operate an office.
The Office of the Receiver (responsible for medical care remedial infrastructure) needs to work in coordination with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the Division of Correctional Health Care Services (DCHCS) (responsible for the mental health, dental, and the Americans with Disabilities Act remedial infrastructure) to achieve the respective missions, visions, and goals of the Plata, Coleman, Perez, and Armstrong class actions. Based on previously approved coordination agreements, the Receiver is responsible for Information Technology, Telemedicine, Construction including New Healthcare Facility Construction and Upgrade Construction, Chief Executive Officer Pilot Program, CIM-GACH, Contracts, Credentialing, Hiring, and Pharmacy. A coordinated office space agreement would ensure that the space related infrastructure required will be available to support these agreements.
Currently, office space planning is managed separately by the Receiver and DCHCS. It would be more practical and efficient for this process to be managed and handled by a single unit. The Court representatives in Plata, Coleman, Perez, and Armstrong propose that the Receiver's Plata Support Division Business Operations Unit assume responsibility, in coordination with DCHCS and subject to the oversight of the Court representatives in Plata, Coleman, Perez, and Armstrong, for all non-institutional office space statewide for the medical, mental health, and dental programs. Placing this responsibility under a single unit will ensure that the planning, acquisition, and management of necessary space would support both the Receiver's objectives and the requirements of the mental health and dental programs in a cost efficient manner.
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