Minutes October 16, 2018 HS

Wabasha County Human Services Board

October 16, 2018

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, and October 16th, 2018 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 Goihl, Hall, Key, Springer and Wobbe. No members were absent.

Wobbe/Hall

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the agenda.

Adopted Unanimously

Key/Wobbe

WHEREAS, the Minutes of the September 18, 2018 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.

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 9/18/18 through 10/16/18 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 9/18/18 through 10/16/18 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 9/18/18 through 10/16/18 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 9/18/18 through 10/16/18 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: Kayla LaDuke introduced Kirsten Schuth, Social Worker - Adult Services and CD.

B. Fraud Prevention Investigation Presentation: Sheriff Bartsh and Investigator Nate Barker gave an overview of the regional Fraud Prevention Investigation program which includes Wabasha, Goodhue, Winona, Fillmore and Houston Counties. Nate Barker is new to the program, recently taking over for Jason Bade. State Fiscal Year 2018 was very successful with $451,881 in overpayments and savings identified for a Cost to Benefit Ratio of $5.02. The State expectation is $3.00 or higher. Overall, 207 cases were investigated, resulting in 59 disqualifications which is 9.5% of the 623 total disqualified cases statewide.

ACTION ITEMS

Wobbe/Key

WHEREAS, Wabasha County Public Health had a recent audit of the drinking water program, and

WHEREAS, the recommendation is to enter in to a mutual aid agreement with a neighboring county , and

WHEREAS, Winona County has agreed to this, and developed the agreement which was reviewed and approved by the Wabasha County Attorney, and

WHEREAS, Wabasha County to enter in to this agreement to meet the states recommendation;

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Wabasha County Board of Human Services, that they sign the Mutual Aid Agreement with Winona County.

Adopted this 16h day of October 2018 by the Wabasha County Human Services Board.

Adopted Unanimously

DISCUSSION and INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A. South Country Health Alliance: The current SCHA budget and potential risk based capital projections were discussed. The SCHA Joint Powers Board was holding a Special Board Meeting on October 19th where the family & children's contract would be discussed. Commissioner Springer requested that the Public Health and Social Services Directors attend this meeting if possible.

B. PMAP Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare Procurement: John Dahlstrom gave a brief overview of the upcoming procurement process for 2020. The State is having the greater Minnesota counties start the process now in order to have it completed by Spring 2019.

C. Social Services Budget Summary: Gwen Resech gave a brief update on the Social Services Budget. As of 9/30/2018, YTD expenses were $3,717,505, Non-levy revenue was $2,360,496 and the cash balance reserve fund was $ 3,182,430.53.

D. CREST/Mobile Crisis Budget: John Dahlstrom gave a brief update on the CREST & Mobile Crisis budget proposals in relation to the proposed RFP for the regional crisis center. Resolutions to approve spending and in support of the RFP will be presented at the November meeting. The region received clarification that the adult portion of the requested county funding could be paid using excess allocated CREST or community support dollars. This would cover approximately 80% of the county cost.

E. Sliding Fee for Child Day Care Licensing Request: This item was tabled for discussion at a future meeting.

F. Collection Appeals: This item was tabled for discussion at a future meeting.

G. Wabasha County DAC: This item was tabled for discussion at a future meeting.

PHS and SS MISCELLANEOUS:

Tammy Fiedler reported that she and Commissioner Springer attended the CHS conference last week.

Goihl/Key

Being no further business to come before the Human Services Board, motion was made and duly

carried at 8:57 AM to recess this meeting until 8:00 AM on November 18, 2018.

Agenda for this meetingĀ 
 

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