ADOPTED - OCTOBER 25, 2005

Agenda Item No. 19

 

Introduced by the Human Services and Finance Committees of the:

 

INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CONTRACT WITH THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

 

RESOLUTION #05-285

 

WHEREAS, Ingham County has since FY 2001-2002 had a Refugee Assistance Program Contract with the Michigan Department of Human Services (formerly the Michigan Family Independence Agency; and

 

WHEREAS, under the contract, Ingham County conducts health assessments of refugees, preferably within 90 days of arrival in the United States, and the assessments include a complete physical examination, a number of laboratory tests, including tests for communicable diseases, immunizations, referrals for services, provision of language assistance and transportation for health care purposes; and

 

WHEREAS, the Michigan Department of Human Services has approved a contract to extend the relationship through September 30, 2006, to be extended by amendment annually through September 30, 2008; and

 

WHEREAS, the Health Officer has advised that the funds generated from the refugee screening services are included as revenue in the Departmentís 2006 budget and has recommended that the Board of Commissioners authorize the contract.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes a Refugee Assistance Program Contract with the Michigan Department of Human Services.††

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the period of the contract shall be October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006 and that the County shall be compensated $550 per completed screening service, not to exceed $330,000, during the October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006 period.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign the contract after review by the County Attorney.

 

HUMAN SERVICES:Yeas:Hertel, Weatherwax-Grant, Celentino, Dedden, Holman, Severino

†††† Nays:None††††††††† Absent:None ††††††Approved 10/17/05

 

FINANCE:Yeas:Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan

††††††† Nays:None††††††††††††††††† Absent:None††††††††††††† Approved 10/19/05