BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on
Attendees: Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring,
Absent: Pam Willis
The minutes of
Illicit Discharge Regulation
Dave Butsch, Superintendent of
Mr. Butsch said Public Works and the Health Department are
the primary enforcement and the Board of Health will be the appeals board. The Board of Health would vote yeah or nay on
enforcement or make a recommendation.
Mr. Butsch perceived that we wouldn’t have much to do as the EPA has a strong hammer.
Mrs. Hart made a motion that the Board of Health be part of the process as the appeals board and Mrs. Jones seconded. The motion was approved with four votes.
Cities Readiness Initiative
Mrs. Mitrione said the CRI (Cities Readiness Initiative) is the program that brought on the POD plan. She said we have a template in place, a traffic flow plan and incident command system. The next phase is to recruit volunteers and getting the plan implemented. She said we would use the flu shot clinic this year to simulate the plan. Mrs. Mitrione said the clinic is set up to take appointments.
Mrs. Hart said if it were an emergency situation we would not be using appointments.
Mrs. Mitrione responded we would be using Code Red and calling people in alphabetical order. Mrs. Hicks stated even in a mass event we would have to have crowd control.
Mrs. Mitrione stated the clinic will also give the Health Department a chance to work an incident command using the SWIPERS system.
Mrs. Hart said the target for the vaccine is the elderly and asked if the Health Department would give the vaccine to others.
Mrs. Hicks replied that the vaccine from ODH will be given
to those who qualify under ODH guidelines. Extra vaccine has been purchased to
Mrs. Mitrione said the shots are free in
Dr. Ketring asked if the Health Department has enough manpower to give the vaccines in a mass event. He said they should make an effort to get people signed up for the medical reserve corp.
REGULATION R1-2006 “DELEGATING AUTHORITY TO QUARANTINE TO THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY”
Dr. Ketring made a motion to read by title only. The motion passed.
Dr. Ketring made a motion to adopt and Mrs. Hart seconded. Regulation R1-2006 passed with four affirmative votes.
REGULATION R2-2006 “A REGULATION OF THE SPRINGDALE BOARD OF HEALTH AMENDING BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATION R1-2005 WHICH ESTABLISHED FEES FOR FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS, RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, VENDING MACHINE LOCATIONS, AND TEMPORARY FOOD OPERATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE; AND ESTABLISHED FEES FOR FOOD SERVICE OPERATION AND RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT PLAN REVIEWS”
Mrs. Mitrione reported most of the food service fees went down. She said she had added anticipated costs for the sanitarians. She said this year she is looking at 2005 data and there are no anticipated costs.
This is a first reading and Dr. Ketring made a motion to read by title only. The motion passed.
HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Mrs. Mitrione said the City has received pandemic flu
dollars. She said the constraints are
the same as those for public health grant dollars. She said
Mrs. Mitrione said about 250 people showed up for the
pandemic flu conference. Among the
There were presentations of plans that businesses, governments, schools should implement. Mrs. Hart requested a packet on the school information.
Gold Plate Awards
Mrs. Mitrione stated she and someone from the Cardiovascular Coalition presented awards to the winners. The board members asked Mrs. Mitrione to find out how the gold stars are awarded.
Mrs. Mitrione said there were eighteen participants in the July ServSafe class. All but one passed.
Mrs. Mitrione reported there were eleven participants at the mammogram van in July. Sixteen people had participated in January. She said the van will be back next January.
Food Service Update
Mrs. Mitrione said a new Chic-Fil-A
is being built in front of Lowe’s and Whiskey Willie’s is moving into the old
Famous Dave’s place next to Hooters. She
also said there is a new Mexican grocery store on
Mrs. Hart commented that a high percentage of the complaints came from The Willows Apartments.
Mrs. Hicks reported that the Health Department has approximately ten clients a month for immunizations. She said she is now giving Tdap to the 11 to 18 year olds and hepatitis A for children 12 months to 18 years. She also reported that she has been able to vaccinate employees with the hepatitis B vaccine cheaper than sending them out to another entity. She is also getting her tuberculosis serum from a new source cheaper than they had been getting.
Mrs. Hicks said she makes about 24 home visits a month. She said some of those she visits need help with monitoring medicines, referrals, doctor appointments and they don’t qualify for home health care paid for by Medicare.
Mrs. Hicks said there was a case of perapertussis in a two year old. An older child is also being tested for that also.
Cardiovascular Blood Pressure Checks
Mrs. Hicks said she goes to the
Mrs. Hicks stated she did fifty diabetes screenings at the Community Center in conjunction with the Lions Club. She said six people had abnormal blood sugars. She said she also participated with the Lions Club at a Kroger’s Store in Woodlawn.
Flu Immunization Clinic
Mrs. Hicks said a flu clinic is set up for one day by appointment and will be run as a POD (point of dispensing) exercise. She said we will need more help with the POD if we ever have a real emergency.
Mrs. Mitrione said the Health Department will be using the
SWIPERS program to log people into the system.
Dr. Webb asked if they credential people and Mrs. Hicks replied those who hand out medicine. Dr. Webb asked why they had not solicited people to sign up yet.
Mrs. Mitrione stated we will have a meeting. She said the State is offering volunteer liability. She said they will try to get medical and pharmacy personnel.
Dr. Webb suggested the Health Department set up lunch meetings with medical offices in the area and talk to the medical staff there about volunteering in case of emergency.
Mrs. Mitrione responded it is medical people we need the most.
Mrs. Hart said in case of emergency people will want to be with their families. Mrs. Mitrione stated an incentive for volunteering is that they would get the prophylaxis first.
Mrs. Hicks stated the Ohio Department of Health asked our Health Department to be part of the program. She said they would test the houses and she would follow up with the clients to see that the children see a doctor.