ADOPTED - DECEMBER 13, 2005
Agenda Item No. 27
Introduced by the Human Services and Finance Committees of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A PHYSICIAN SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
WHEREAS, Ingham County operates a network of community health centers which serve the primary care needs of about 25,000 Ingham County residents; and
WHEREAS, the County employs and contracts for approximately nine physicians and nine Nurse Practitioners who serve as the primary providers; and
WHEREAS, the primary providers are essential to the network of community health centers in order to serve the needs of the clients and to attain the budgeted earnings that support the entire operation; and
WHEREAS, from time to time, there are primary provider vacancies and the County needs to have a means of employing backup primary provider services; and
WHEREAS, the Health Officer has recommended an agreement with the College of Osteopathic Medicine that would provide for backup physician services as needed.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes a physician services agreement with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the period of the agreement shall be December 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in the event of a vacancy in a primary provider position within the Ingham County Community Health Center Network, that the College of Osteopathic Medicine shall provide Ingham County with primary care physician services as requested by the County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Ingham County shall compensate the College of Osteopathic Medicine $100 per hour for primary care physician services provided, pursuant to this agreement.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign the agreement after review by the County Attorney.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE: Yeas: Hertel, Celentino, Dedden, Holman, Severino
Nays: None Absent: Weatherwax-Grant Approved 12/5/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 12/7/05