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JANUARY 28, 2003

AGENDA ITEM NO. 23

 

Introduced by the Human Services Committee of the:

 

INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 RESOLUTION MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO THE INGHAM

 COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER BOARD

 

RESOLUTION #03-013

 

WHEREAS, Ingham County operates a network of community health centers that provide primary care and categorical public health services to about 25,000 persons; and

 

WHEREAS, the Health Officer has recommended and the Human Services Committee has supported the submission of a proposal to the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care Services to designate the County's community health center network with Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Lookalikestatus; and

 

WHEREAS, the FQHC Lookalike status would provide the County with cost-based reimbursement for services provided to Medicaid eligible persons and would provide the County with full-cost reimbursement for expenses related to outreach to Medicaid eligible and low income, uninsured persons; and

 

WHEREAS, a condition of FQHC Lookalike status is the existence of a Board providing oversight to the health center; and

 

WHEREAS, the Human Services Committee has worked for nearly a year with the Health Department and the County Attorney to structure a relationship with a proposed Ingham Community Health Center (ICHC) Board and has given preliminary approval to a proposed set of Bylaws for the ICHC Board and a proposed Cooperative Operating Agreement between the Board of Commissioners and the ICHC Board; and

 

WHEREAS, the Health Department is submitting the proposal for FQHC Lookalikestatus to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care Services and the ICHC Board must be appointed and operational in order for FQHC Lookalike status to be granted.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners makes the following four (4) appointments to the eleven (11) person Ingham Community Health Center Board, these members representing important knowledge and information about the community and/or the operation of health centers

 

                                    Lonnie Johnson, 4725 Mohican Lane, Okemos, 48864

                                    Patricia Farrell, 6098 E. Longview, East Lansing, 48823

 

are appointed to terms expiring December 31, 2004.

 

                                    Commissioner Lisa Dedden, 1925 Bowker Drive, Lansing, 48911

                                    Christopher Rollins, 2207 Fairfax Road, Lansing, 48910

 

are appointed to terms expiring December 31, 2003.

JANUARY 28, 2003

AGENDA ITEM NO. 23

 

RESOLUTION #03-013

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that these appointments and the operation of the Ingham Community Health Center Board are contingent upon the attainment of Federally Qualified Health Center Lookalike status or the award of a Federally Qualified Health Center grant.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the specific role and responsibilities of the Ingham Community Health Center Board shall be as established in the ICHC Board Bylaws, adopted by the Board of Commissioners, (Resolution 02-294) and by a Cooperative Operational Agreement to be executed between the Ingham County Board of Commissioners and the Ingham Community Health Center Board.

 

HUMAN SERVICES:  The Human Services Committee will meet 1/27/03.