BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
MARCH 10, 2011
Mayor Webster called the Board of Health to order on March 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Attendees: Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring ,Noreen Mocsny, Jean Hicks, Mayor Webster and Cammie Mitrione. Dr. Webb came late.
The minutes of February 10, 2011 were approved unanimously.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Survey
Mrs. Mitrione reported the last ODA survey prior to this year had been in 2004. She said the surveyor looks at the files and goes out in the field with a sanitarian. As a result of the inspection, there is a Plan of Action in your packet. The result of the survey as indicated in the letter Springdale received from ODA in the Board of Health packet indicates that the Springdale Health Department is operating the Retail Food Establishment Program in a satisfactory way. The Springdale Health Department is classified as approved by ODA to administer the RFE program. Three areas were indicated as needing improvement and a Plan of Action for improving these areas was submitted to ODA. Areas in the improvement plan included:
1. Applying employee fringe benefits to all of the food programs cost analysis. Recalculated fees for 2011 and the fees were slightly higher for temporary and vending so no change in fee is necessary.
2. Food complaint Standard Operating Guideline (SOG) was updated to address that all complaints will be investigated and those food related complaints that could specifically lead to food illness will be investigated immediately.
3. Embargo motion/resolution updated with a new title and clearer distinction of which foods can be embargoed. The title was changed and it was adopted as a new resolution.
Resolution R1-2011 Creating Authority to Issue Cease-Use Orders and Embargo Food and to Declare Food to be a Nuisance and Declaring an Emergency
Mrs. Mitrione said the title was changed, over the counter drugs was taken out, baby food and infant food if expired was added and the motion was made into a resolution.
Dr. Ketring made a motion to adopt and Mrs. Jones seconded. The motion passed with 4 affirmative votes.
HEALTH COMMISSIONERS REPORT
Mrs. Mitrione stated there was a complaint of smoking at the bar at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse. The person was using an electronic cigarette and put it out when asked to. The action will be dismissed. An electronic cigarette would not be considered smoking.
Mr. Kellner said they have been given a reprieve until April before a decision is made.
Mrs. Mitrione stated she received an e-mail from the Lab Director stating that the lab fees would increase. The Cincinnati Lab performs a lot of local testing and it would benefit Cincinnati and the surrounding areas if they remain open.
CRI Exercise & Training Update
Mrs. Mitrione said there was a CRI exercise and in the morning there was a conference call between health jurisdictions in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana concerning an anthrax incident. SW Public Health exercised the process of ordering SNS through local/state EMA and ODH. In the afternoon, the Health Department practiced the local closed POD medication delivery process. The Springdale Director of Nursing, Jean Hicks went with a police officer to deliver medication to the two Springdale PODS, John Morrell and Maple Knoll. Mrs. Hicks said after the delivery the PODS were going to do their own walk through. A regional and local After Action Report (AAR) will be completed.
Mrs. Mitrione reported the Health Department came very close to closing New China. She said they had water dripping in the kitchen near the prep, cooking and dishwashing areas. In three hours time they had somebody to look at the roof and had cleaned and sanitized the area. They also called a pest control operator because of mouse feces observed in the back storage area. Mrs. Mitrione stated they will be inspecting them on a weekly basis.
Pool License Fees
Mrs. Mitrione said she will be doing a cost methodology for the pool licensing and that the fees may be going up. ODH informed local health departments that the State portion may be increasing this year.
Mrs. Mitrione reported there are eighteen participants signed up for the two day ServSafe class on March 20 and 21, and eight signed up for the next ServSafe three hour employee training class on March 28.
Mrs. Hicks stated that thirteen people attended at least four of the six weeks of the Healthy U Diabetes Workshop. The participants agreed that there were good topics and the program was worthwhile. There are now ten new people already signed up for the next workshop that begins May 12, 2011.
Mrs. Hicks stated the viruses to be used for next years flu vaccine have been chosen.
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Mrs. Hicks reported that Tdap can now be given to people over the age of 65 and children are now required to have two varicella immunizations before kindergarten. This will decrease the incidence of pertussis and chicken pox in the future.
MOU with ODH
Mrs. Hicks said Springdale has signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Ohio Department of Health agreeing to designate a lead poisoning case manager who will coordinate with the Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Mrs. Hicks will be the lead case manager.
Healthy Women Healthy Lives
Mrs. Hicks stated the Healthy Women Healthy Lives program will be held June 11 in conjunction with Good Sam/Bethesda Hospitals, Springdale and Sharonville Health Departments and the Healing Center at the Vineyard Church. Women can have blood work screening, testing for osteoporosis, mammogram, etc.
Childrens Health Fair
Mrs. Hicks said the Childrens Health Fair for third grade students in the Princeton School District will be held May 5. There will be twenty-two learning centers.
Mrs. Mocsnys educational moment was about the 2010 census. Springdales population went up 6.2 percent. The white population went down 14.6 percent; black went up 23.9% and the Hispanic population went up 411.7 percent.
Cammie Mitrione, RS