SUBSTITUTE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ADOPTED - MAY 24, 2005

Agenda Item No. 19

 

Introduced by the Human Services and Finance Committees of the:

 

INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH CARE FREE

MEDICAL, INC.

 

RESOLUTION #05-146

 

WHEREAS, Ingham County has a goal of assuring that all County residents have access to an organized system of health care; and

 

WHEREAS, the County utilizes a number of strategies to move toward achievement of that goal, including the support for the Ingham Health Plan, operation of a network of community health centers and contracts to support community clinics serving low-income uninsured County residents; and

 

WHEREAS, Care Free Medical, Inc. was established in 2004 as a not-for-profit health care corporation in Mason, Michigan intending to provide access to low-income, uninsured persons; and

 

WHEREAS, the Health Officer has recommended that the Board authorize a one-time contract to expand the resources of Care Free Medical, Inc.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes a contract with Care Free Medical, Inc., a not-for profit health care corporation located at 790 E. Columbia Avenue, Mason, Michigan, to support the expansion of services to low-income, uninsured and Ingham Health Plan enrollees.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract shall be for the period June 1, 2005 through October 30, 2005 and that the County shall make available $22,000 to support the expansion of services to low-income uninsured persons.†

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Controller is authorized to increase the contractual services line item in the Health Departmentís 2005 budget by $22,000 by transferring $22,000 from the 2005 Contingency Fund.†

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign the agreement with Care Free Medical, Inc. after review by the County Attorney.