TO:Health & Human Services Committee
Robert Headwell, Jr., Chairman, Legislator, District 4
Martin P. Kelly, Legislator, District 1
Brian D. Sweet, Legislator, District 2
Joseph M. Isabel, Legislator, District 8
Robert A. Purtell, Legislator, District 9
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:Legislators, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Public Health Director, Media
DATE:1/22/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Robert Headwell Jr. has called a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee for 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 64 Broadway, Fonda, New York. Items on the agenda, at this time, are as follows:

1.  DISCUSSION

 A. Privilege of Committee Chair, Committee Members & Legislators to discuss items of interest, etc., regarding departments governed by this Committee 

2.  RESOLUTION CHANGING THE GRADE OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE POSITION TO COMPLY WITH ARTICLE 6 OF THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW (PUBLIC HEALTH)

3.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (MENTAL HEALTH)

4.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - STATE AID FUNDING (MENTAL HEALTH)

5.  OTHER

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
215

RESOLUTION CHANGING THE GRADE OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE POSITION TO COMPLY WITH ARTICLE 6 OF THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Wilson/IsabelMove to Full Legislature
216

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (MENTAL HEALTH)

Pepe/PurtellMove to Full Legislature
217

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - STATE AID FUNDING (MENTAL HEALTH)

Sweet/WilsonMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 215 of 2017

DATED: September 26, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION CHANGING THE GRADE OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE POSITION TO COMPLY WITH ARTICLE 6 OF THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW (PUBLIC HEALTH)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Isabel

WHEREAS, Article 6 of New York State Public Health Law, requires a staff person holding a Bachelor's of Nursing to cover the position of Director of Patient Services in order to be in compliance with the Law. 

WHEREAS the Law provides the authority for the local government unit to provide and implement the local services plan for public health,

WHEREAS, in consulting with Personnel Officer it has been determined that the responsiblity of a Patient Services Director can be included within the duties of a Community Health Nurse;

WHEREAS, the current position of Community Health Nurse is allocated to CSEA Grade M;

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Personnel Officer that the postion be reallocated appropriately to Grade O with a base salary of 51,278 to compensate the added responsibilty;

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby reallocates the positon from a Grade M to a Grade O; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2017 Operating Budget as follows:

TRANSFER FROM:     
A-17-4-4310-00-.1110 (302)  Director of Community Services $5,000.00
     
TRANSFER TO:     
A-16-4-4010-00-.1110 (356)  Community Health Nurse  $5,000.00

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Kelly was absent. (9/26/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

NY STATE Article 6, Public Health Law, mandates that Public Health must have a Patient Services Director incorported within the department.


II. Justification:

As per NY STATE Article 6, Public Health Law, a member of the Nursing Staff of Public Health must hold the responsibilites of Patient Services Director in order to provide mandated treatment to underserved populations of the Coutny.


III. Legislative Impact:

PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.04 (B) OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHARTER  THE LEGISLATURE HAS THE POWER TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS.


IV. Financial Impact:

Funds will be used from the County Mental Hygiene Department line item for Diector of Mental Health in order to not have to use the fund balance.

$5,500 wil be transfered from the Mental Hygiene Directors budget to cover the increased cost of the required position



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 216 of 2017

DATED: September 26, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (MENTAL HEALTH)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Purtell

WHEREAS, Section 41.05 of the Mental Hygiene Laws of the State of New York requires that each local government establish a local government unit to plan for and administer mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism and substance abuse services; and 

WHEREAS, Section 41.13(2)6. provides the authority for the local government unit to enter into contracts with local services providers to implement the local services plan for mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism and substance abuse services; and 

WHEREAS, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) has determined that funds paid to the alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties (DBA HFM Prevention Council) for the provision of alcoholism and substance abuse prevention services previously passed through the County of Fulton should now be passed through the County of Montgomery for the provision of said services in the school districts of Montgomery County.

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2017 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-17-3-3472  Special Health Program Oasis $150,000
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-17-4-4320-00-.4555 Drug Abuse Prevention $150,000

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Kelly was absent. (9/26/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Funds are pass through dollars from NY State OASAS to assist with the Opiate Crisis for Peer Engagement Specialist positions


II. Justification:

General Funds are not used for this program.  Director of Mental Health can provided State Aid award letter at request of Legislature or Counyy Executive


III. Legislative Impact:

No fund balance will be impacted as the funds are 100% state aid

PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.04 (B) OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHARTER  THE LEGISLATURE HAS THE POWER TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS.

 


IV. Financial Impact:

No impact to fund balance.  Funds are 100% state aid



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 217 of 2017

DATED: September 26, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - STATE AID FUNDING (MENTAL HEALTH)


Resolution by Legislator: Sweet
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, Section 41.05 of the Mental Hygiene Laws of the State of New York requires that each local government establish a local government unit to plan for and administer mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism and substance abuse services; and 

WHEREAS, Section 41.13(2)6. provides the authority for the local government unit to enter into contracts with local services providers to implement the local services plan for mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism and substance abuse services; and  

WHEREAS, the New York State Office of Mental Health has determined that funds be paid to Montgomery County for the provision of mental health services for the provision of said services in the school districts of Montgomery County. 

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2017 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-3-17-3490  Mental Health  $28,125.00 
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-4-17-4320-00-.4565  Community Support System $28,125.00

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Kelly was absent. (9/26/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

New York State Office of Mental Health has released increased funding to agencies participating in Licenced programming.  Funds will be used to increase mental health and substance abuse services as per New York State Mental Hygiene Law.


II. Justification:

Funds will be approved by Legislature in accordacne with Mental Hygiene Law as pass through dollars with $0 County dollars attached


III. Legislative Impact:

Legislature will uphold Mental Hygiene Law as per New York State in allowing increased funds to be used for school and community based programs

PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.04 (B) OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHARTER  THE LEGISLATURE HAS THE POWER TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS.


IV. Financial Impact:

No funds will be used from the Fund Balance as all monies are 100% State Dollars given to the County as pass through funding.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer