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<br /> <br />. <br /> <br />-=:;r <br />.~~ <br />.&AI - - . <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />.:I:W:.'.II:.~{":.l:f'. <br /> <br />Minutes: April 20, 1983 <br /> <br />Board Members: Staff Members: <br /> <br />B.G. Brown, Chairman <br />A.M. O'Meara, Member <br />John L. Pitts, Member <br /> <br />Randall M. Durant, R.S. <br />Phyllis Bee, P.H.N. <br />Joseph Fischnaller, M.D. <br />Gael Stuart, Administrator <br /> <br />All members were present when Chairman Brown called the meeting to order. <br /> <br />MINUTES: Commissioner Pitts seconded Commissioner O'Meara's motion to <br />approve the minutes of the March 16, 1983 meeting. Unanimous. <br /> <br />CHILD DEVELOPMENT/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM: Mary Tudor explained <br />that this program, started in 19/9, ~nvolves children from birth to three <br />years of age who are handicapped o~ who are developmentally delayed for any <br />reason (premature birth, early hospitalization, poor environment, etc.). <br />The primary goal of the program is to help these children reach optimal <br />development, with heavy emphasis on supporting and educating the family to <br />assist in the process, as well as facilitating treatment and services which <br />may be available through other agencies such as U.W. Children's Orthopedic. <br />There are no specific eligibility requirements, and referrals are made by <br />doctors, concerned individuals, and well child clinic personnel. <br /> <br />ServiCes begin with a complete assessment of the child, with individually <br />tailored services to follow as indicated. With this early intervention, <br />many children will not require any special programs after the age of three, <br />as the disabilities will be overcome. Those children who continue to need <br />special programs move on to special education nursery schools .nd public <br />schools, and eventually to sheltered workshops such as Bayshore. <br /> <br />Last year, 25-30 percent of the newborns in the County were assessed, which <br />was higher than expected. The caseload fluctuates, with an average of <br />twenty children in the program at one time. The incidence of developmental <br />disabilities in Jefferson County is lower than the State average, although <br />there is no known cause/effect to explain the lower average. <br /> <br />NURSING DIRECTOR REPORT: Phyllis Bee submitted her written report for <br />March, 19t13 (attachment 1), noting that the client load remains consistent. <br />She also reported that the State is initiating a screening program for <br />hepatitis B in employees and clients in group homes. Blood samples will be <br />taken from approximately 100 individuals in Jefferson County, with samples <br />submitted to the State laboratory for processing. Dr. Fischnaller said <br />that, since hospital personnel have been vaccinated for hepatitis Band <br />