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Board of Health Meeting, June 14

Pharmaceutical Stewardship, Per Capita Funding to be Focus

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will hold the second reading and public hearing for the draft pharmaceutical stewardship ordinance. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

The Board of Health previously requested feedback on pharmaceutical stewardship policy options during a public comment process from March 25-April 15. Comments received were shared with the ad hoc committee for consideration when drafting the ordinance. The first reading and public hearing was held on May 10, 2016. Following the second reading and public hearing on Tuesday, the Board is expected to vote on the proposed ordinance.


Staff will also be requesting the Board to approve a resolution urging Snohomish County, as well as all cities and towns, to contribute $2.00 per resident annually to the Snohomish Health District. Due to compounded cuts in funding over the last decade, the District currently ranks 34th out of 35 local health jurisdictions in the state in terms of per capita spending on public health. Without additional funding, the District will face laying off staff in 2017 and beyond. Local investments toward public health are not enough to solve the whole problem, but would make a significant impact.     

Board of Health Agenda

1.     Call to Order

2.     Roll Call

3.     Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 10, 2016

4.     Consent Agenda

a.     Approval of vouchers and Resolution 16-009 authorizing May 2016 expenditures for Health District
and PHEPR fund 

5.     Public Comment

6.     Second Reading/Public Hearing

a.     Adopt Secure Medicine Disposal Program Ordinance 16-001 (SR 16-039; J. Ketchel)

7.     Committee and Standing Reports

a.     Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) briefing (oral report; PHAC Chair Brant Wood)

b.     Finance Report (SR 16-037; J. Chapman, no presentation

8.     Action Items

a.     Confirm Public Health Advisory Council members (SR 16-033; G. Goldbaum)

b.     Approve 2016 SHD Public Policy Agenda (SR 16-034; G. Goldbaum)

c.     Approve Resolution 16-010 requesting annual per capita funding from cities, towns, and the County
(SR 16-038; G. Goldbaum; P. Mayer; H. Thomas)

d.     Authorize issuance of RFP for legal services (SR 16-035; P. Mayer)

e.     Environmental Health fee ordinance amendment: sewered plats (SR 16-040; J. Ketchel)

f.      Vaping ordinance amendment (SR 16-041; J. Ketchel)

9.     Chair’s Report

a.     Formation of Budget Ad Hoc Committee; identify BOH members to serve

b.     Formation of legal services RFP interview team; identify BOH members to serve

10.  Health Officer’s Report

SR 16-036 – G. Goldbaum

11.  Oral Reports

a.     Communicable Disease/PHEPR (N. Furness)

12.  Information Items

a.     Review of upcoming meetings. (All meetings held at Snohomish Health District unless otherwise noted.)

1)     Budget Ad Hoc Committee – TBD

2)     Board of Health – July 12, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

13.  Adjournment

The public is invited to attend. Parking and meeting rooms are accessible for persons with disabilities. Questions or additional information about the board meeting may be obtained by contacting Linda Carl, 425.339.5210; Relay: 711; Email To request reasonable accommodations, please contact Ms. Carl by Monday, June 13, 2016.

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