BOARD OF HEALTH/ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
July 12, 1010
7:00 PM to 8:08 PM
Members Present: Dr. Jodie Buehler, Rosemary Tobin, Gaylen Hicok, Dr. Lisa Kapler, and Pat McDonnell.
Others Present: Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian, Gail Arjes, Director of Public Health/Home Health Care and Kim Schrage.
Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Pat McDonnell.
Jeff Sherman requested an amendment to the agenda: FY11 MOU to be signed for inspections of pools, tattoo parlors and tanning beds. Dr. Buehler made motion to approve the agenda with the amendment, seconded by Gaylen Hicok.
Minutes from the May 10th, 2010 meeting reviewed and approved by the Board. Motion made by Rosemary Tobin to approve the minutes from May, seconded by Gaylen Hicok. Motion carried.
Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Administrator
A. Year-to-date and Year End Budget: Gail informed Board that June’s stats are not all in yet. Budget was on target for the year.
B. Approval of Policies and Procedures for FY 11: Policies and Procedures manual was passed to Board members to review and approval. Motion made by Dr. Lisa Kapler and seconded by Rosemary Tobin to approve the Policies and Procedures for FY11. Motion carried.
C. Approval of Preparedness Plan for FY 11: Preparedness Plan reviewed. Motion to approve made by Dr. Buehler, seconded by Gaylen Hicok. Motion carried.
D. Chart Audits: Chart Audits were done by Emily Bormann. Summary sheet reviewed with Board. Staff meeting was held to review chart audit findings with nursing staff.
E. Iowa Health Communities Initiative Contract Update: Floyd County was informed in June the second half of grant will be paid in the amount of $50,000.00. This money supports mental health counseling in the schools. Currently they are counseling approximately 6 students in the High School and approximately 3 in the Middle School. Also, Gail has mental health anti-stigma ads on the radio. Gail informed the Board she is pleased with the results.
F. Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA & HIP) Update: This is due every 5 years. Gail is working on this as a region of 18 counties. They will be using Survey Monkey to collect the data information needed. Surveys will be sent to school teachers, businesses, seniors at the high school, etc. Data will be gathered at Immunizations Clinics, W.I.C. Clinic, meal sites, etc. This survey will be complied of 15 or less questions. Environmental health questions will also be included on this survey. The Board is supportive of the use of Survey Monkey.
Gail also informed Board of Health she has gathered information regarding the software “CAREFACTS” and will present this to the Board of Supervisors on July 26th. This software will bring the agency up to date with electronic charting and the requirements mandated by Medicare. Currently the agency is using HomePro 9.
Jeff Sherman – Floyd County Sanitarian
A. Year to date budget: Jeff presented his year end budget report to the Board of Health and reports no concerns. Jeff reported to Board $9,700 was put back into general fund. Revenue was good for FY09-10. Jeff informed the Board of Health the County truck which is used by his department had a new starter put in and also new tires. No further repairs anticipated at this time.
B. Septic Update: Majority of the septic systems being put in are new with a few replacements. Certification was going well, only 2 contractors were lost.
C. EHRT: Jeff attended the meeting in July. Main concern was the flooding potentials. Jeff has not received any phone calls asking Floyd County for help at this time. Jeff also commented procedures were reviewed at this meeting.
D. Nuisance Complaint: Nuisance complaint was resolved before Board of Health meeting. At this time no nuisance complaint to report.
E. MOU for Inspections (pools, tattoo parlors, tanning) was signed by Pat McDonnell. Jeff also informed the Board of Health since Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is no longer doing food inspections it will be done by the State at this time.
Old Business: No old business.
New Business: No new business.
Next meeting will be held on September 13th at 7:00 PM at the Floyd County Public Health Office located at 1003 Gilbert Street in Charles City, Iowa.
Motion to adjourn meeting was mad by Pat McDonnell, seconded by Gaylen Hicok. Meeting adjourned at 8:08 PM.
Minutes taken by: