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May 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

Minutes of Meeting

May 20, 2019

Those physically in attendance:

Members:       T. Dawdy                                Others:           S. Eifert, Administrator

                        W. Ahern                                                        S. Hediger, Administrative Assistant

                        A. Oestreich                                                    M. Marti, Director of Finance

                        H. Elmore                                                       

                        D. Lippert                                                      

                        R. Nehrt

                        J. Kirkham

                        M. McCullough

                        T. Hall

                        D. Korte

Members Absent:

                        M. Bleyer

T. Dawdy called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

Minutes of April 22, 2019

T. Dawdy asked for a motion to accept the minutes with corrections.  W. Ahern moved to accept the April 22, 2019 minutes as submitted. J. Kirkham seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Administrator’s Report

S. Eifert stated three board members terms expire on June 30, 2019.  Dr. Dawdy and Diane Lippert have agreed to serve another term.  Dennis Korte has served on the board of health for 9 years and has decided to step down.  S. Eifert stated we have received a grant for over $6000 to address the measles outbreak.  S. Eifert stated Prairie Counseling has received the CARF report and a one year accreditation. 

Approval of April Activity Reports

S. Eifert stated Mental Health is still working and trying to improve the cancel/fail rate.  Michelle continues to monitor the rate, as it may have been set to high.  Family Planning has seen a spike in office visits for STD testing.  Hospice received almost $72,000.  Dental’s billing is current as of 5-14-19 as patients leave the office T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the April 2019 activity reports.  A. Oestreich moved to approve the April 2019 activity reports as submitted.  M. McCullough seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

Approval of April Financial Reports

The Finance Committee met prior to this meeting and approved marking outstanding accounts as uncollectible after a period of one year.  The current TB investment yields only .40%., the finance committee approved reinvesting at 2.1% for 6 months.  T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the April Financial Reports.  D. Korte moved to approve the April financial reports as submitted.   W. Ahern seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Old Business

Grievance

The individual that filed a grievance and requested this be added to the agenda was a no show. 

S. Eifert stated after further investigation and contacting our insurer, he recommends we deny her request.  T. Dawdy asked for a motion to support the decision of the administrator to deny her request.  W. Ahern moved to approve support the decision of the administrator to deny her request.  M. McCullough seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

New Business

Board Member Recommendations

Board of Health Terms Expire-June 30, 2019

T. Dawdy, M.D.

D. Lippert, R. Ph.

D. Korte announced he will not be accepting another term, as he will be retiring from the board.  S. Eifert recommended submitting these names and Karla Plage to the county board for approval. 


Consultation Contract

S. Eifert stated he was approached by Schuyler County and the mental health board to assist them for a period of time to help merge their two agencies.  S. Eifert stated he would consult with them to help them merge and facilitate an administrator.  S. Eifert stated 80% of the work can be done online and he would work there 2 days a week for 6 months. The contract has been approved by the states attorney and risk manager. 

Measles Vaccine

S. Eifert stated we have received a grant for over $6000 to address the measles outbreak.  With these dollars, 85 MMR vaccines will be purchased.  We will provide education regarding the spike in measles cases in Illinois and across the country.  Immunizations will be providing 2 evening clinics and one Saturday clinic during May and June,

Executive Session

J. Kirkham made a motion to move into executive session at 7:49 p.m. for the purpose of personnel matters. T. Hall seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

A. Oestreich made a motion to return to regular session at 8:29 p.m. D. Lippert seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

The Board made a motion to agree to enter into the consulting agreement with corrections to the contract and 60% compensation to the Health Department and 40% compensation to the administrator.

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the board of health is scheduled for June 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Adjourn

M. McCullough made a motion to adjourn the meeting. H. Elmore seconded the motion which passed unanimously.  

T. Hall, D.O.
Secretary

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