- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Florida-based health care provider is suing the Oklahoma County Board of Commissioners, alleging that about $660,000 in inmate medical bills have not been paid.

The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/1CM2khe ) that Armor Correctional Health Services, which had a contract with Oklahoma County to provide on-site medical care to jail inmates, claims the money that is owed to the company stems from overrun costs.

According to the lawsuit filed on March 25, overrun costs from the 2014 contract reached almost 70 percent of the original contract amount. Attorneys for the company say it is entitled to bill the county for expenses beyond the $1,050,000 in services agreed upon in the contract.

The company claims that at least seven invoices sent to Oklahoma County since the contract reached its spending limit have not been paid. Some of the money the lawsuit says the county allegedly owes is for items such as “hemophiliac blood products and related supplies.”

Armor’s attorneys say that the largest invoice is for $369,996, and the smallest is for $4,373.

A message seeking comment was left for the commissioners.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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