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Health and Human Services

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COMMITTEE: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES    
 

DATE: JANUARY 9, 2004

ORIGINAL TO BE FILED WITH SAWYER COUNTY CLERK, KRIS MAYBERRY

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF SAWYER COUNTY

COMMITTEE: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES     DATE:  JANUARY 9, 2004

PLACE:     SAWYER COUNTY COURT HOUSE     CALLED TO ORDER: 8:30 A.M.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  

GLADYS RUEGGER; CAROL PEARSON, LEFT AT 9:45; SIS HALE; SHIRLEY SUHSEN; DON TRETTIN; JIM BASSETT; TOM LACAPPA, ARRIVED AT 9:00; ARLENE BRANDT; BRUCE MILLER; JOHN MCKICHAN, LEFT AT 9:45; GERI FITCH, LEFT AT 9:45,

 

STAFF MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

PETE SANDERS; PAT ACHESON; PATTY DUJARDIN; AMY NIGBOR; CAROL LARSON; PAT HARRINGTON; DEB CHRISTIANS.

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIR DON TRETTIN, NOTING, FOR THE RECORD, THAT DEB BUTLER AND TOM PYDO WERE NOT IN ATTENDANCE.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARLENE BRANDT, SECONDED BY GLADYS RUEGGER TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN, SECONDED BY BRUCE MILLER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 11TH MEETING AS PRESENTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:    

LCO LIAISON: TOM LACAPPA REVIEWED PERTINENT ISSUES CURRENTLY BEFORE THE TRIBAL BOARD: THE FORMATION OF THE POLICE FORCE; GANG ACTIVITY; AND DOG NUISANCE ISSUES.  A SOBRIETY POWWOW IS BEING HELD EACH FRIDAY AT THE SCHOOL AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

VOUCHERS:

COPIES OF DECEMBER VOUCHERS WERE SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL AS WELL AS ALL BILLS PAID SINCE THE LAST BOARD MEETING. A MOTION WAS MADE BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN, SECONDED BY BRUCE MILLER, TO APPROVE THE VOUCHERS AS SUBMITTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

OLD BUSINESS:    

W-2:

AN UPDATE WAS GIVEN OF THE W-2 PROGRAMS INFORMING THE BOARD THAT 3 SAWYER COUNTY AND WASHBURN COUNTY RESIDENTS RECEIVED CASH PAYMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY. 

 

REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT:

A COPY OF THE NOVEMBER W-2 REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT WAS REVIEWED. 

MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SIS HALE SECONDED, ACCEPTING THE

REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT AS SUBMITTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

HOME HEALTH PATIENT CENSUS AND UPDATE:

A COPY OF A GRAPH SHOWING HOME HEALTH PATIENT COUNTS FROM JANUARY 2001 THROUGH DECEMBER 2003 WAS SHARED WITH THE BOARD.  A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE PATIENT CENSUS WAS MADE BY SIS HALE, CAROL PEARSON SECONDED;  MOTION CARRIED. 

 

161 AGREEMENT:

THE 161 AGREEMENT WAS NOT READY FOR REVIEW DUE TO CONTINUED REVIEW BY LEGAL COUNCIL.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY JIM BASSETT TO TABLE THE 161 AGREEMENT ISSUE TO THE FEBRUARY MEETING; MOTION CARRIED.

 

DRUG COURT IMPLEMENTATION:

THE DRUG COURT TEAM IS BEGINNING THE PROCESS OF FORMULATING A PILOT DRUG COURT FOCUSING ON PROBATION AND PAROLE CLIENTS.  THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE FEDERAL DRUG COURT GRANT IS FEBRUARY 27TH.  IF SAWYER COUNTY IS AWARDED THE GRANT, EXPANSION OF THE PILOT PROJECT WOULD TAKE PLACE.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

2003 HEALTH ANNUAL REPORT:

HEALTH SUPERVISOR, PAT HARRINGTON, REVIEWED THE 2003 ANNUAL REPORT REVIEWING THE VISION OF EACH PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED.

 

LTS INTAKE AND WAITING LIST PROCEDURE:

LONG TERM CARE SUPERVISOR, AMY NIGBOR, DISCUSSED THE LTC WAITING LIST AND PROCEDURES.  DUE TO A RECENT COURT RULING IN DUNN COUNTY, AND THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR SERVICES, A NEED FOR ASSESSMENT AND THE MODIFICATION OF THE WAITING LIST PROCEDURE WAS REQUESTED.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY GLADYS RUEGGER AUTHORIZING THE MODIFICATION OF THE WAITING LIST PROCEDURE AND THE ADDITION OF AN ASSESSMENT FORM; AFTER DISCUSSION, MOTION CARRIED.

 

BOARD BY-LAWS AND BOARD MEMBER ABSENCES:

THE DIRECTOR REMINDED THE MEMBERS THAT THEY NEED TO NOTIFY HIM IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND ANY MEETINGS; THUS ALLOWING HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTACT THE CHAIR FOR A POSSIBLE ALTERNATE TO BE APPOINTED. 

 

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE REQUEST:

A REQUEST FOR FAMILY LEAVE WAS RECEIVED FROM TWO EMPLOYEES.  CAROL LARSON ADDRESSED THE BOARD GIVING THEM THE REQUIREMENTS UNDER FEDERAL FAMILY LEAVE.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY TOM LACAPPA GRANTING FEDERAL FAMILY LEAVE FOR UP TO 12 WEEKS TO THE TWO EMPLOYEES; MOTION CARRIED.

  

REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENT:

A COPY OF THE NOVEMBER REVENUE AND EXPENSE STATEMENTS FOR HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES WERE REVIEWED.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY SIS HALE, SECONDED BY SHIRLEY SUHSEN TO ACCEPT THE REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT AS PRESENTED;  MOTION CARRIED.

 

OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL:

OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL AND TRAINING FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2004 WAS SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY SIS HALE,  TO APPROVE THE OUT OF COUNTY TRAVEL AND TRAINING AS SUBMITTED; MOTION CARRIED.

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS FOR DISCUSSION:

THE BOARD WAS INFORMED THAT A RESIGNATION HAD BEEN RECEIVED ON A PERSONAL CARE WORKER.

 

THE DIRECTOR UPDATED THE BOARD ON THE REQUEST FOR EDUCATIONAL LEAVE PRESENTED AT THE DECEMBER BOARD MEETING STATING THAT THE LEAVE HAD BEEN DENIED BY THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE, BUT THE OUTCOME WILL BE ABLE TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH A MODIFIED FLEX SCHEDULE AND NO TIME OFF WITH OUT PAY.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY BRUCE MILLER, SECONDED BY TOM LACAPPA TO ADJOURN THE MEETING; MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:10 A.M.