ADOPTED - AUGUST 25, 2009
Agenda Item No. 29
Introduced by the Human Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION TO enter into MemorandA of UnderstandingS
WITH Pharmacies IN INGHAM COUNTY
For Emergency Pharmaceutical dispensing
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) is committed to assuring the highest level of emergency preparedness and response possible; and
WHEREAS, it is the role of ICHD to protect the citizens of Ingham County during a large-scale public health emergency, such as a pandemic influenza outbreak; and
WHEREAS, the critical interventions required for these public health emergencies must be delivered in the most expedient way possible to ensure the health and safety of the public; and
WHEREAS, ICHD would like to enter into Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) with select community pharmacies throughout Ingham County, to dispense medications and/or vaccines during a public health emergency; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supports the establishment of agreements with pharmacies for this purpose; and
WHEREAS, the Health Officer has recommended that the Board of Commissioners authorize the entry into MOUs with pharmacies.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes the entry into Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) with select pharmacies in Ingham County to dispense medications and/or vaccines during a public health emergency.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign MOU documents after review by the County Attorney.
HUMAN SERVICES: Yeas: Tennis, Davis, McGrain, Schor, Dougan, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 8/17/09