ADOPTED - SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
Agenda Item No. 34
Introduced by the Human Services, County Services and Finance Committees of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A DENTAL SEALANT PROGRAM
WHEREAS, dental sealants have been an important tool to prevent dental decay in children for decades; and
WHEREAS, many children do not have regular dental care and have not had dental sealants offered and applied; and
WHEREAS, Ingham County operates a pediatric dental clinic which has proposed a program to offer dental sealants to second grade students in the Lansing School District and the School District is supportive; and
WHEREAS, the Health Officer has recommended that the Board of Commissioners take the actions necessary to authorize the dental sealant program, and has advised that the program will be self-supporting.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Health Department to initiate a dental sealant program for second grade students.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Controller is authorized to amend the Health Department’s 2006 budget to recognize $50,000 in additional Medicaid revenue and the related expenses necessary to operate the program.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Purchasing Department is authorized to purchase dental equipment, not to exceed $15,000, to support the dental sealant program.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a contract with a dentist is authorized for approximately 210 hours at the rate of $48.08 per hour.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the budget amendment includes $9,500 for a temporary Dental Hygienist salary.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign the necessary documents after review by the County Attorney.
HUMAN SERVICES: Yeas: Hertel, Weatherwax-Grant, Dedden, Holman, Severino
Nays: None Absent: Celentino Approved 9/19/05
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 9/20/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 9/21/05