LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH – July 10, 2008
The Larimer County Board of Health convened its regular meetings at 7:00 PM at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, 1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins, CO.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Lee Thielen, M.P.A.
Teri Olson, R.N., M.S.N.
Judy Robinson, B.S.N., M.P.H.
N. Mark Richards, M.D., M.P.H.
Blair Trautwein, J.D.
Adrienne LeBailly, M.D., M.P.H.
OTHERS PRESENT: Marie Macpherson, Bruce Peters, Avie Strand,
Gerald Blehm, Janelle Henderson, and Amy Smith
1. Call to order
The meeting was officially called to order at 7:30 pm.
2. Approval of the Minutes of June 12, 2008
The minutes of June 12, 2008 were unanimously approved.
3. Board review – 2008 update of department’s Public Health Emergency Operations Plan (PHEOP) and transfer of 800-MHz radio service from Board of Health to Sheriff’s department
Janelle Henderson, Senior Environmental Health Specialist, informed the Board of Health that the department is required by State Board of Health regulations to have an Emergency Operations Plan, which must be updated annually and submitted to the state health department and the local BOH by July 31. Ms. Henderson said that contact lists, required Public Health forms, and medical provider lists have been updated in the past year. She explained that the Department’s plan for Pandemic Flu is an annex to the Emergency Operations plan.
Bruce Peters informed the Board
that the department has transferred our eight 800-MHz radios from the Northern
Colorado Communications Network to the Larimer County Network. When we needed
to acquire the radios, Larimer County was not ready to move
to the 800-MHz system, so they were licensed to the BOH instead of Larimer County Government. With this change, they will be licensed though Larimer County instead of the BOH. The Board had no objections and no formal action was needed.
4. Distribution of Board of Health Self-Evaluation tool
Lee Thielen distributed an evaluation sheet for the members of the Board to complete. A review and discussion of the results will take place either at the August or September meeting.
5. Director’s Report
Dr. LeBailly informed the BOH members that a septic variance hearing has been requested for the August meeting. The members agreed Blair Trautwein would chair the variance hearing.
Dr. LeBailly and Marie Macpherson discussed the upcoming budget reviews, and assured the BOH members they would be advised of the rankings when the Department is informed. Ms. Macpherson will send out budget information to the BOH prior to the August meeting.
Dr. LeBailly updated the BOH of the decision made by the Fort Collins city council to appoint a three-member panel to review Health Department recommendations to do adulticiding. She said that so far, there are no positive mosquito pools this summer.
Dr. LeBailly informed the BOH of the increase in financial fees for Vital Statistics. An increase of $ .75 has taken effect July 1, 2008 to support the Colorado Responds to Children with Special Needs Program at the state health department.
Dr. LeBailly reported on the refrigerator and alarm system problems that led to the loss of vaccine in our Fort Collins office; this loss will not be reimbursed by Risk Management. She will be meeting with Risk on their policies and procedures regarding coverage. The Department has upgraded to a commercial grade refrigerator since the incident, and is trying to resolve the problems with the alarm and the alarm company.
6. Next meeting – August 21, 2008: 7:00 PM
7. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM
Amy Smith, Recording Secretary Adrienne LeBailly, MD, Executive Secretary