Health and Human Services Committee

Special Meeting Notes – Draft 4-4-18

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 5:10 PM

Legislature Chambers

 

Attendance

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Shawna Black

Chair

Present

Anna Kelles

Vice Chair

Present

Leslyn McBean-Clairborne

Member

Present

Henry Granison

Member

Present

Amanda Champion

Member

Present

Katrina McCloy

Deputy Clerk, Legislature

Present

Barbara Eckstrom

Director of Recycling and Materials Management

Present

Brenda Grinnell-Crosby

Public Health Administrator

Present

Sharon MacDougall

Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health

Present

 

Guest:  Angela Sullivan, Alcohol and Drug Council

Call to Order

              Ms. Black, Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:10 p.m.

Health Department

Resolution No. - Award of Contract – Electronic Health Records and Practice Management System - Mental Health and Public Health Departments (ID #7707)

              Ms. MacDougall explained that this contract for service will be used in both Mental Health and Public Health Departments.

RESULT:              RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anna Kelles, Vice Chair

SECONDER:              Amanda Champion, Member

AYES:              Black, Kelles, McBean-Clairborne, Granison, Champion

WHEREAS, existing software no longer meets the requirements for medical records, billing, and data needs, and

 

WHEREAS, the Mental Health and Public Health Departments have jointly distributed a Request for Proposals “Joint Electronic Records and Practice Management System” in accordance with established Tompkins County and New York State purchasing procedures, and

 

WHEREAS, five (5) proposals were received, reviewed, and evaluated by the Mental Health, Public Health, and Information Technology Services Department team based on product demonstrations and needs outlined in the Request for Proposals, Joint Electronic Records and Practice Management System, dated November 6, 2017, and

 

WHEREAS, the departments recommend that TenEleven Group, LLC located in Amherst, NY, be awarded the contract for Electronic Health Records and Practice Management System, now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services Committee, That the County Administrator, or his designee, be authorized to execute a contract for the services with TenEleven Group, LLC of Amherst, NY, for an amount not to exceed $500,000 over a period of five years,

 

RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator, or his designee, is hereby authorized to execute future change orders totaling up to ten percent (10%) of the contract amounts during the terms of the agreement,

 

RESOLVED, further, That funds for this project are included in capital accounts EHR Public Health - 4004.59239 40.04 and EHR Mental Health - 4004.59239 40.05 and operating budgets of both departments.

SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-20

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Mental Health Department

Resolution No. - Supporting the Development of a Regional Open Access Medically-Supervised Withdrawal (Detox) Stabilization Center in Tompkins County (ID #7723)

              It was MOVED by Mrs. McBean-Clairborne, seconded by Ms. Kelles, and unanimously adopted by voice vote, to amend the resolution as follows:

 

              -fifth Whereas to read “…opioid deaths were reported to have increased by…”

 

              -sixth Whereas to read “…death rate reported from drug overdose…”

RESULT:              RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member

SECONDER:              Anna Kelles, Vice Chair

AYES:              Black, Kelles, McBean-Clairborne, Granison, Champion

WHEREAS, in the United States, more than 21 million people are living with a substance use disorder, which is 1.5 times the number of people who have cancer, and

 

WHEREAS, in the United States, only 1 in 10 people with a substance use disorder receives treatment, and

 

WHEREAS, in the United States, the annual cost of substance misuse is estimated to be $442 billion in healthcare costs, loss of productivity cost, and criminal justice cost, and

 

WHEREAS, in New York State, 12% of residents over the age of 11 have suffered from a substance use disorder, and

 

WHEREAS, in New York State, opioid deaths were reported to have increased by 29% between 2015 and 2016, and

 

WHEREAS, in Tompkins County, the death rate reported from drug overdose increased by 50% from 2015 to 2016, and

 

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature is committed to adapting to the needs of changing demographics and responding to emerging healthcare needs to serve the interests of residents, and

 

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature recognizes the urgency in addressing the substance use disorder crisis in the United States, New York State, and in Tompkins County, and

 

WHEREAS, Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County has proposed the development of a 24/7 Open Access Medically-Supervised Withdrawal (Detox) Stabilization Center, providing a continuum of care to address the current healthcare crisis and improve health outcomes for residents with substance use disorders, now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services Committee, That Tompkins County supports initiatives and opportunities to support Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County in the development of an Open Access Medically-Supervised Withdrawal (Detox) Stabilization Center facility to be located in Tompkins County.

SEQR ACTION:  TYPE II-20

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Adjournment

              The meeting adjourned at 5:14 p.m.