BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING
November 23, 2004
Commissioners' Conference Room
Commissioner Bobby Green, Sr., presided with Commissioner Bill Dwyer and Anna Morrison present.† Peter Sorenson was present via telephone.† Don Hampton was excused. County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer
Semi-Annual Board of Health Report.
Rob Rockstroh, Health and Human Services, reported this is a semi-annual report required by the department.† He said the state is looking to give back 37 PSRB patients to the local communities.† He said the state has an excess of forensic patients. He noted there would be money in the governorís budget for this.† He thought Lane County had seven of these types of patients in the community.
Rockstroh passed out a report called SAMSHA. (Copy in file)† He suggested possibly using this matrix for Lane County.
Rockstroh reported that Public Health ended up brokering the flu vaccine.† He said they kept up with the vaccines.
Dwyer stated he had calls from people who were disabled and elderly who found it difficult to wait in a line in inclement weather.† He thought they should have a clinic for those people indoors so they donít have to battle in line with able-bodied people.
Green recommended that they bring this to the Fair Board to have the fairgrounds as a site for the clinic.
Rockstroh noted they have also been going to the nursing homes to give shots.
Green asked about the back-up plan for methadone treatment.
Rockstroh said they would be able to carry the patients for a while.† He noted they phase out the clients, they donít make them go cold turkey.† He said he hadnít seen a study about all of the people that were back on the streets. He noted in Marion County that some clients went back to the streets.
Dwyer commented they werenít successful in getting federal money for capital for the Federal Health Clinic.† He said they need to make an effort to see that it is added.†
Morrison asked how many WIC coupons were actually used for the service being provided. She noted there was an increase in distribution of 900 coupon booklets and she wanted to know how many were actually used.
Karen Gillette, Health and Human Services, said they have a process to determine that and they could find out that information.
Adjourned 9:35 a.m.