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Meeting Minutes
May 21, 2001

   

SUMMARY OF ITEMS

1)   CALL MEETING TO ORDER

Vice Chairman Wolfe called the meeting to order.

Attendance: Commissioners Oberquell and Wolfe, Department Director Pat Libbey, Deputy Director Sherri McDonald, Environmental Health Director Art Starry, Health Officer Dr. Diana Yu, and Clerk of the Board Patti Swanson. 

a)  Approval of Agenda - Commissioner Oberquell moved to approve the Agenda.  Commissioner Oberquell seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

b)  Approval of Minutes – Commissioner Oberquell moved to approve the minutes of May 14, 2001 as submitted.  Commissioner Oberquell seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

2)        AUDIENCE REPORTS AND REQUESTS

There were none.

3)   CORRESPONDENCE

a)  WSALPHO Survey

Pat Libbey referred to a letter from Lou Dooley, Chair of the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials (WSALPHO) asking for input regarding the next Local Board of Health Leadership Workshop to be held this Fall.  A request to complete a survey identifying possible topics for the workshop was made.  Board members were asked to complete the survey and send it in as requested.  There was a brief discussion concerning the training.  Commissioner Wolfe expressed interest in attending the training if an effort to learn more about her role as a Board of Health member. 

4)  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

a)  Appeal Findings and Conclusions – Camp Solomon Schechter

Commissioner Oberquell indicated she was not comfortable with the wording included in the Findings and Conclusion document and explained why.  As the result of a conversation held earlier in the day with Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Elizabeth Petrich, changes were made.  Although she was not completely satisfied with the written findings, based on the decision of the majority of the Board, Commissioner Oberquell moved to approve the Camp Solomon Schechter Findings and Conclusions.  Commissioner Wolfe seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

b)  Family Planning Advisory Committee Appointment Recommendation

Commissioner Oberquell moved to appoint Olinda Corin to the Family Planning Advisory Committee with her term ending May, 2003.  Commissioner Wolfe seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

5)   PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS

a)  Board of Health Meeting Options Discussion

Commissioner Oberquell expressed concern with discussing this issue without all Board members being present.  It was decided to hold the discussion at the next Board of Health meeting.  Mr. Libbey briefly reviewed the options and provided background information.

6)   OTHER

a)   Director’s Report

Sherri McDonald reviewed for the Board the role of the Family Planning Advisory Committee.  Information was provided on work completed as an outcome of the Reproductive Health Task Force report, identifying the role the Health Department plays in providing reproductive health in the community.  A report of a Provider Round Table held on May 15th was provided.

b)  Health Officer’s Report - There was no report.

7)   ADJOURNMENT

BOARD OF HEALTH
Thurston County, Washington

KEVIN J. O'SULLIVAN, C
hairman
(excused absence)

CATHY WOLFE,
Member

DIANE OBERQUELL, Member

ATTEST:
Patti Swanson, Clerk of the Board
Date of Approval  June 4
, 2001

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.

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