These are not necessarily complete softs that should be brought to suppliers in your community to negotiate. Completeness is determined by issues of concern between your agency and each agency with which you negotiate an agreement. An agreement can be a useful tool for case management agencies that have as their primary task the coordination of services to clients of a number of community providers. From a procedural point of view, this task could be a nightmare for case managers, unless certain elements, particularly the flow of clients, are clearly described ahead of the operation. The agreement serves as a vehicle for defining the requirements of the agreement. In this context, it can be used: Describe the customers that are suitable for your service. This inclusion only applies to soft services or customer transfers. It can be written in general at the beginning of the agreement or described in a separate, more specific section. Conditions and eligibility rules could be included. Describe the removal process.

This description is an appropriate inclusion when client services are provided by both parties. A clearly defined referral process can save case managers time and formalize practice. This agreement enters into force on the date of the last contracting party signed by this MOA below. By signing, the parties indicate below that they approve of this agreement. There is no standard MOU format. However, your agency`s philosophy for supplier relations will be reflected in the format. Common sense should guide both the development of the instrument and decisions on inclusions and exclusions. Community care demonstration projects have different conditions and these differences are addressed in the next section. However, there is general consensus among demonstration projects on approach and inclusions. Some of the following conditions are essential requirements of an agreement, while others should only be included when appropriate. A good rule is to include what seems reasonable. This detailed menu of term managers can serve as a handy checklist to help you identify, negotiate and record all the points that should be covered by the parties in a comprehensive agreement.

Once the agreement has been reached and signed by both parties, you can pass it on to your legal advisors as instructions. Their task of developing a final binding service agreement should be quicker and easier if they have such a detailed agreement from which they can work, and I hope this will result in lower legal fees. Describe each party`s expertise. This description establishes mutual respect for the conclusion of the agreement.