BOARD OF HEALTH/ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
JANUARY 14, 2013
Members Present: Dr. Jodie Buehler, Dr. Lisa Kapler, and Dave Tice
Members Absent: Rosemary Tobin and Pat McDonnell
Others Present: Gail Arjes, Administrator Floyd County Public Health, Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian, Roy Schwickerath, Floyd County Board of Supervisors, and Kathy Babcock, Chickasaw County Public Health
Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm by Dr. Lisa Kapler.
Minutes from the December 3rd, 2012 meeting reviewed. Motion made by Dave Tice to approve the minutes, seconded by Jodie Buehler, motion carried.
Agenda reviewed. Dr. Kapler asked that Kathy Babcock be added to the agenda. Motion made by Jodie Buehler to approve the agenda with the addition, seconded by Dave Tice, motion carried.
Kathy Babcock, Administrator for Chickasaw County Public Health reviewed the tobacco grant that Chickasaw County holds for Floyd County. Kathy is working on establishing programs such as I-STEP and school language policy change in regards to “Tobacco Free” campus instead of just “Smoke Free” campus. Kathy is also working on toilet readers and at local apartment complexes, working to make them tobacco free.
Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care Administrator
Election of Officers was held with Lisa Kapler nominated for Chairperson and Rosemary Tobin Vice Chair. Motion made by Dave Tice, seconded by Jodie Buehler, motion carried.
YTD budget reviewed with no concerns noted at this time and Public Health within budget.
FY 13/14 budget reviewed. Discussion was held in regards to some of the unknowns with Medicare payment and reduction of Elderbridge funds. LPHS Contract proposal has indicated that there will not be a reduction of funds from that grant. Gail also discussed that a proposed budget was presented to the Board of Supervisors, per their request, that employees raises stay at 0%. Gail presented to the Board of Health information with an employee salary increase of 3.5%. Informed the Board that wage increases the past few years have been minimal or zero. Board of Health approved the budget with a 3.5% wage increase for all employees.
There was discussion regarding the 2012 IME Provider Quality Management Self-Assessment. Gail discussed the purpose and policies/procedures which were shared with the Board. Gail also asked the Board for approval for disenrollment in the meal programs they are currently enrolled in through Medicaid waivers. Motion made by Jodie Buehler to disenrollment in meal programs, seconded by Dave Tice, motion carried.
Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian Report
Jeff presented his YTD budget which is at 45% for the year.
Jeff updated the Board on how his budget hearing went with the Supervisors.
Jeff informed the Board of Health that the Supervisors will not let him advertise for help yet. They have to look at the whole counties budget before they decide if he can hire help.
Old Business: Pertussis discussed, no recent cases reported in Floyd County.
New Business: Discussion on influenza, Dr. Kapler has been seeing several cases in her practice. Gail informed the Board that Public Health is out of flu vaccine.
Next meeting will be held on March 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care office located at 1003 Gilbert Street, Charles City, Iowa.
Minutes taken by:
Gail Arjes, R.N.