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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH <br />MINUTES <br />Thursday, June 15, 2000 <br /> <br />Board Members: <br />Dan II arpole, lvlember - CountY Commissioner DÙtrict # 1 <br />Glen I [untingjòrd, Member - CountY Commissioner District #2 <br />Richard IP'ojt, Alember - Coun!)' Con/missioner District #3 <br />c;erf!r~y ¡l¡lasci, Alember - Port Tonmsend Ci!y Council <br />.fill Buhler, ["ice-Chairman - I lospital CommÏJ:rioner District #2 <br />Sheila Westerman, Citizen at L.m;ge (Ci!y) <br />Roberta Fjiuell, Cbaim/an, Citizen at Large (Counfy) <br /> <br />Stat! Member.r: <br />.Jean BaldUlin, Nur.ring S en'ices Director <br />Ltlrry Fe!y, Em}ironmental Health Director <br />Thomas Locke, Nfl), Health qlficer <br /> <br />Chairman Frissell called the meeting to order at 1 :35 p.m. All Board and staff members were present, <br />with the exception of Commissioner Huntingford and Member Masci who arrived after the meeting was <br />in progress. Chairman Frissell introduced Mary Selecky, Secretary of Health for the State of <br />Washington and Marie Flake, Liaison for the Local Health Departments with the State Department of <br />Health. She also introduced Lynne Saddler as the new Director of Health and Human Services for <br />Clallam County. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br /> <br />Commissioner Wojt moved to approve the minutes of the May 17,2000 meeting. Vice-Chairman <br />Buhler seconded the motion. The motion carried by unanimous vote. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT <br /> <br />Chairman Frissell noted the letter in the packet from the Jefferson County Oral Health Coalition. <br /> <br />Member Westerman asked for more information about how oral health care fits with the issue of health <br />care access? <br /> <br />Dr. Tom Locke and Jean Baldwin responded that the factors in oral health care are costs, dental access <br />to care, willingness of dentists to take certain insurance (e.g. Medicaid), fluoridation, and sealants. <br /> <br />Dr. Locke noted the letter is addressed to both the Hospital Commissioners and the Board of Health to <br />consider oral health care as one of the dimension of health care access. He believes it is one of the most <br />critical health care issues with children. <br /> <br />Vice Chairman Buhler reported that recently Jefferson General Hospital received as many as 10 <br />emergency room visits in one month resulting from a lack of dental care. <br />