THURSTON COUNTY

BOARD OF HEALTH

Meeting Minutes
December 4, 2000

   

Members Present

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Chairman Diane Oberquell

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Commissioner Kevin O'Sullivan

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Commissioner Judy Wilson

Approval of the Agenda

The agenda was approved as submitted.

Approval of the Minutes of

Commissioner Wilson MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. Chairman Oberquell SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Audience Reports and Requests

There were no audience reports or requests.

Correspondence

There was no correspondence.

Amendment No. 1 to the Administrative Match Contract with DSHS

Sherri McDonald explained that Medicaid Administrative Match is a federal program that helps individuals eligible, or potentially eligible, for Medicaid connect with services. The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program (ABCD) connects Medicaid eligible children under 6 years of age with dental providers for preventive care. Staff time working in this program is "matchable" through this proposed contract amendment. Commissioner OíSullivan MOVED TO APPROVE AND EXECUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE MATCH CONTRACT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $43,500.

Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Health Officer's Report

Dr. Diana Yu indicated the first case of influenza has been reported. There was continued discussion concerning the flue vaccine issue. Dr. Yu distributed a document identifying the Departmentís policy on handling requests for influenza vaccine from the Health Departmentís supply.

Chairman Oberquell thanked Dr. Yu for responding to her recent request for information on meningitis.

Director's Report

Pat Libbey reminded the Board of the Community Health Task Force recognition that will be held on December 12th at 5:30 P.M. in Room 280.

Mr. Libbey announced that Friday, December 1st was World AIDS Day. A volunteer recognition event was held that day. A banner was hung on the top outside of the downtown health building that could easily be seen by people traveling on both the 4th and 5th Avenue bridges. Mr. Libbey acknowledged Bret Seals and Dan Miller of Central Services for their assistance hanging the banner in such a difficult location.

Mr. Libbey provided an update on the hiring of the two Personal Health Program Manager positions.

Mr. Libbey distributed a draft schedule of actions establishing a Shellfish Protection District. There was discussion concerning the process.

Mr. Libbey reminded the Board of the agreement with Capital Development Corporation to discontinue holding the syringe exchange at the South Sound site. Staff is working on alternate strategies and has had a preliminary discussion with the Narcotics Task Force. Staff will be back to the Board of Health at the beginning of the year with recommendations.

Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Attest Thurston County Board of Health

ATTEST

THURSTON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

Clerk of the Board of Health
Date: December 18, 2000 

DIANE OBERQUELL, Commissioner
KEVIN J. O'SULLIVAN, Commissioner
JUDY WILSON, Chairman

The Board of Health meets on the 1st and 3rd Board Meetings of the Month. Minutes will be published when approved by the Board of Health at their next regularly scheduled meeting. If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Patti Swanson, Clerk of the Board of Health using e-mail or calling (360) 786-5581.