Health Center Board

The Moniteau County Health Center Board of Trustees meeting was held Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the health center meeting room. Present were Dr. James Canter, Norma Blankenship, Don Wyss, Eileen Crawford and Administrator Andrea Kincaid.

The public hearing was held to set the 2013 tax levy. There was no public comment/discussion regarding the tax levy. Wyss made the motion to keep the levy at the current rate $.15 per $100 assessed valuation Crawford seconded the motion and all members voted unanimously to accept the motion.

Dr. Canter, President, called the meeting to order. Minutes from July 2013 board meeting and receipts and disbursements from July 2013 were reviewed and approved.

In new business, the personnel policy was changed to the insurance benefits and hiring/termination section. Changes include eligibility to insurance on the first of the month following 60 days of employment instead of 90 days. This is due to the Health Care Reform changes. Also, amended was the termination procedure stating an employee may make a direct appeal within 10 working days. Crawford made the motion to accept the changes to the personnel policy Blankenship seconded, motion carried. The 2013-2014 seasonal influenza vaccination donations were discussed. Blankenship made the motion to increase the flu donation amount to $18. It was noted that the cost of vaccine, syringes, and sharps removal costs has steadily increased over the past several years. Crawford seconded the motion, motion carried. The board reviewed a proposal from Booth Pest Control to treat termites found in the landscaping near the health center building. The charge will be $875, with a five year guarantee. The board members approved the charge.

In the administrator’s report, several contracts were renewed: Public Health Emergency Preparedness $15,954; Maternal Child Health $18,008.33; and Show-Me Healthy Women $4,000. These amounts have remained stable from the previous year. The health center has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in which radio equipment, Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperable Network (MOSWIN), will be provided. A control station will be located at the health center. MOSWIN is an interconnected network of communications towers, base stations and communications software that provide all state, county and municipal users the ability to utilize the network and meet their emergency communications needs in response to anywhere in the state.

The activity report from last month was provided to members.

The next meeting will be held Monday, Sept.16, at 6 p.m.


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