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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH <br />MINUTES <br />Thursday, December 21,2000 <br /> <br />Board lvIembers: <br />Dan Hatpole, AIember - County Commissioner District # 1 <br />Glen Huntinglord, Member - County Commissioner Distnd #2 <br />Richard IFqjt, Alember - County Commissioner District #3 <br />Geoflrry MaJ,i, Member - Port TownJend City Coundl <br />Jill Buhler, Vice-Chairman - Hospital Commissioner District #2 <br />Sheila n7esterman, Citizen at Lzr;ge (OM <br />Roberta F1imll, Chairman, Citizen at Lar;ge (County) <br /> <br />Staff i\Jem ber.r: <br />.Tean Baldwin, Nursin,g Sen;im Director <br />Lar~Ji Fqy, Emlironmental Health Diredor <br />Thomas Locke, MD, Health O.f/icer <br /> <br />Chairman Frissell called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. All Board and Staff members were present <br />with the exception of Commissioner Harpole. She welcomed Dan Titterness to the meeting and <br />announced that, as our new County Commissioner, he will be a member of the Board beginning in <br />January. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br /> <br />Commissioner Wojt moved to approve the minutes of the November 22,2000 meeting. Member Masci <br />seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote. <br /> <br />OLD BUSINESS - None <br /> <br />NEW BUSINESS <br /> <br />WASHINGTON'S HEALTH CARE BUDGET CRUNCH: UNIVERSITY OF <br />WASHINGTON HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS PROGRAM REPORT: Dr. Tom Locke said the <br />report from the annual Washington State Legislative Policy Conference provides concise descriptions of <br />the complex budgetary situation the state legislature will face this year. The unfavorable budget situation <br />jeopardizes public health issues such as tobacco control efforts, restoration and maintenance of public <br />health funding, and preservation of the universal immunization distribution system. He mentioned that <br />the section titled Trimming State Health Programs is pertinent to future discussions of health care access <br />between the Board and the Hospital Commission. <br /> <br />There was some discussion about the proposed budget cuts in Health Programs. Chairman Frissell has <br />read that Olympic Memorial Hospital requested a February meeting with legislators. Consistent with the <br />Board's previous discussions about its desire to meet with legislators, she proposed the Board <br />investigate a joint meeting with Olympic Memorial. <br /> <br />There was Board support for trying to schedule a meeting. Dr. Tom Locke agreed to follow up. <br />