Minutes November 21, 2017 HS

Wabasha County Human Services Board

November 21st, 2017

The Human Services Board of Wabasha County, Minnesota, convened in Regular Session at the County Services Building, in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota at 8:00 AM November 21st, 2017 in accordance with MS 402.01 to 402.10.  The previous meeting was recessed to this time and place.  

The following members were present: Commissioners Hall, Goihl, Key, and Wobbe. Commissioner Springer was absent.

Key/Hall

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the agenda with the removal of Discussion Item A. SSTS Ordinance. Commissioner Springer would like to be present for the discussion so it was moved to the December meeting.

Adopted Unanimously.

Key/Hall

WHEREAS, the Minutes of the October 17th, 2017 regular board meeting have been presented for review and that no changes have been made to the Minutes;

BE IT RESOLVED, the Human Services Board accepts the Minutes as an accurate reflection of the content and actions taken at its previous meetings.

Adopted Unanimously

Key/Hall

WHEREAS, the Director of Social Services has advised that all Income Maintenance case actions are in conformance with State, Federal, and County laws, rule, regulations and policies;

BE IT RESOLVED, that all Income Maintenance case openings, closings, suspensions, grant changes and any other action affecting client eligibility and payments documented in the Department on listing of proposed case actions, (through MAXIS computerized client files and reports, and MMIS II), Director's Actions, abstracts of payment, and reports of refunds and cancellations for the period 10/18/17 through 11/21/17 are hereby approved.

WHEREAS, the Directors of Public Health and Social Services have advised that all Public Health and Social Services case actions are in conformance with State, Federal and County laws rules, regulations and policies;

BE IT RESOLVED, that all Public Health and Social Services case openings, closings, payments, placements and licensing actions as documented in the Department on Agency listing for Licensing actions, case records, record of Social Service plan, purchase of service abstracts, reports of refunds and cancellations, payment authorizations and computer printouts for 10/18/17 through 11/21/17 are hereby approved.

WHEREAS, the Directors of Public Health and Social Services have advised that all personnel

actions are in conformance with State and Federal law, Merit System rules, existing labor agreements and personnel policies;

BE IT RESOLVED, that all personnel actions for 10/18/17 through 11/21/17 for employees of the Departments of Public Health and Social Services as documented in the Department on proposed personnel actions listing, personnel abstracts, payroll reports and personnel actions forms are hereby approved.

 

WHEREAS, the Directors of Public Health and Social Services have advised that all Public Health claims and, Social Services and Welfare claims against the County submitted for payment for 10/18/17 through 11/21/17 have been reviewed and are eligible for payment pursuant to all applicable rules, regulations, laws and policies; 

BE IT RESOLVED, that all bills as listed on listing of warrants and claims against the Public Health, Social Services and Welfare funds and warrant registers shall be affirmed as valid claims against the County approved for payment.

WHEREAS, the Directors of Public Health and Social Services have advised that employee requests to attend conferences and/or training have met approval of Administration, and are within the budgetary guidelines of the Agency;

BE IT RESOLVED, that all requests presented by the Directors of Public Health and Social Services are hereby approved.

Adopted Unanimously

Special Presentations:

A.    Introduction of New Staff: Amanda Griggs, Case Aide was introduced to the Board.

ACTION ITEMS

Key/Wobbe

Whereas, the Wabasha County Maternal Child Health Program is looking for creative ways to increase number of residents receiving services,

Whereas, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) offers a Prevention Grant  and  is committed to preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). In support of this work, MOFAS seeks applications from eligible organizations in Minnesota that are interested in engaging their community through public events focused on FASD prevention. The events will increase awareness about the danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant, educate women of childbearing age on the importance of planned, alcohol-free pregnancies, and share the 049 – zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy – prevention message; and

Whereas, the Director of Public Health recommends approval of this application;

Now, therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Human Services Board that the Director of Public Health be authorized to apply for the MOFAS Prevention Grant.    

Adopted this 21st day of November, 2017 by the Wabasha County Human Services Board.

Adopted Unanimously

Wobbe/Key

Be it resolved that Wabasha County Public Health enter into a award agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health, for Local Public Health Grant during the period from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

The Public Health Director is hereby authorized to execute such agreements and amendments as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of Wabasha County Public Health and to be the fiscal agent and administer the award.

I certify that the above resolution was adopted by the Wabasha County Human Services Board of Wabasha County on November 21st, 2017

Adopted this 21st day of November, 2017, by the Wabasha County Human Services Board.

Adopted Unanimously

Wobbe/Key

Whereas, the Minnesota Department of Human Services is requiring all counties to fully review and execute new child support cooperative agreements for Calendar Year (CY) 2018-2019 no later than February 28, 2018; and

Whereas, the Wabasha County Department of Social Services has an existing cooperative agreement with the County Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department for child support services and all parties wish to continue with said agreements; and

Whereas, the reimbursements received through this cooperative agreement are reimbursed at the designated fiscal rate for all child support expenditures, and therefore result in a reduced amount of county property taxes necessary to operate county functions; and

Whereas, the estimated costs for the applicable fiscal years of the contract are $3000 for 2018 and $3000 for 2019; and

Whereas, the Social Services Director recommends approval of the cooperative agreement for child support services for 2018-2019 in order to maintain normal operations within the child support unit;

Now therefore be it resolved by the Wabasha County Human Services Board that the 2018-2019 IV-D Child Support Cooperative Agreement between Social Services, the County Attorney's Office and the Sheriff's Department is approved.  The Director of Social Services is authorized to sign this agreement on behalf of Wabasha County.

Adopted this 21st day of November 2017 by the Wabasha County Human Services Board.

Adopted Unanimously 

DISCUSSION and INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A.    Healthy Families America Regional Model Discussion

Tammy Fiedler and Jodi Johnson discussed that 14 counties in our region are discussing applying for a grant to become Health Families America accredited for home visiting.  This would be the only way Wabasha County could become active in this model due to cost restriction and staff capacity.  This model does have a positive impact on out of home placement numbers and child protection.

B.  Deterra Medication Disposal SCHA Initiative

Tammy Fiedler discussed the SCHA Initiative that helps put in to place Deterra a drug deactivation system that SCHA will offer its members who have been newly prescribed opioids.  This is a way to encourage disposal of unused medication safely in their own home.  Fiedler did notify the Sherriff of the new system in case he was to see it being brought in to his collection bin. This system makes it safe to put medication, add water, and throw in household trash for pick up.

C.    BC/BS PHCN reimbursement change

Tammy Fiedler notified the board of a letter she received from Blue Cross Blue Shield notifying the County that they will be increasing the PHNC rate from $117.30 to$140.00 per visit.

D.    Human Services Performance Management System : Child Support Report 10-2017

Lisa Schuth-Stuhr reported on the Child Support latest performance report from the State.  The County's performance was within expectations for all categories.  John Dahlstrom reported that county directors were informed that some measures may be changed in 2018 to give counties more improvement opportunities. 

E.    Mobile Crisis Grant Update

Tim Hunter reported that the mobile crisis programs across the state have experienced budget cuts due to a statewide expansion..  The regional team had requested $1.2 million from the State for 2018, but were granted just over $600,000; a $300,000 reduction from last year's costs.  The regional team continues to be in discussion with DHS to acquire more funding to remain operating in full capacity.  At this time they are offering 24/7 risk assessments and intervention to those experiencing a mental health crisis.  They are now also certified to provide stabilization services to individuals that qualify.  The regional teams will likely need county assistance to remain fully operational in 2018.  They will utilize the grant dollars first prior to utilizing any county funding sources. 

F.    Minnesota County Human Service Cost Report for Calendar Year 2016

John Dahlstrom reported that the 2016 report is out and that the county's per capita total

costs had increased slightly, but this was due to an overall increase in purchased aid and that the county's portion of total costs had actually decreased since the previous year.

PHS and SS MISCELLANEOUS:

Tammy Fiedler updated the board that they have hired a new RN for the HCBS team. He will start on December 11, 2017.

Tammy Fiedler updated the board on the property in Weaver.  There has been significant progress on a cleanup effort by a family member.  Fiedler feels the county won’t have to step in at this point regarding clean up. 

John Dahlstrom discussed a letter that was sent out by Steve Kohls from the DAC to parents, guardians and case managers outlining concerns regarding deficit spending and staffing concerns related to state changes affecting revenue streams for these programs.

Key/Hall

Adjourn

Being no further business to come before the Human Services Board, motion was made and duly carried at 8:32AM to recess this meeting until 8:00 AM on December 19th, 2017.

Adopted Unanimously.

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