SOUTHERN NEVADA DISTRICT BOARD OF HEALTH

Meeting Agenda

March 27, 2014 – 8:30 a.m.

Southern Nevada Health District
280 S. Decatur Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Red Rock Trail Room A and B

NOTICE

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 241.020 requires that written notice of all meetings of the Southern Nevada District Board of Health be given at least three working days before the meetings. The notice shall include the time, place, location, and agenda of the meeting. Individuals may request notice, but a request for notice lapses six months after it is made. The Southern Nevada District Board of Health informs each requester of this fact by this notation on this copy of the notice mailed to them.


Note:

  • Agenda items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the Chair
  • The Board may combine two or more agenda items for consideration
  • The Board may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time

Southern Nevada Health District
Conference Room 2
330 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Notice

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 241.020 requires that written notice of all meetings of the Southern Nevada District Board of Health be given at least three working days before the meetings. The notice shall include the time, place, location, and agenda of the meeting. Individuals may request notice, but a request for notice lapses six months after it is made. The Southern Nevada District Board of Health informs each requester of this fact by this notation on this copy of the notice mailed to them.


Note:

  • Agenda items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the Chair.
  • The Board may combine two or more agenda items for consideration.
  • The Board may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

Call to Order
Pledge Of Allegiance
Recognitions:

Aurora Buffington

  • A health educator and registered dietitian in the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the division of Community Health, was selected as part of a national team of nutrition professionals to review and update the position paper titled: The Role of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, which appeared in the July 2013 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Team members were selected based on their expertise and knowledge in the particular subject area and Aurora’s contributions are a reflection of the past 5 years of work she and the rest of her team members has dedicated to promoting health in Las Vegas through her work here at the SNHD. She also helped update the practice paper with the same title that provides registered dietitians (RDs) and “dietetic technicians, registered,” (or ‘DTR’s) with information to enhance critical reasoning and quality improvement in dietetics practice.

Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

  • The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (OCDPHP) was honored as the 2014 Health Agency of the Year by Community Partners for Better Health on March 19, 2014. The Health Agency of the Year award is presented annually to organizations based and operating in Southern Nevada that have “made a significant dedication of time and resources to working with communities in southern Nevada – particularly communities of color – in addressing and solving health issues in the community.” Community Partners for Better Health (CPBH) is a coalition of local organizations, chaired by Celeste Folmar, collaborating to improve health, especially among communities of color. Examples of CPBH activities include the Healthier Tomorrow radio show on FM 88.1 and the annual Choose and Move Festival, a local health fair designed for communities of color.

I. Public Comment: A period devoted to comments by the general public about those items appearing on the agenda. Comments will be limited to five (5) minutes per speaker. Please step up to the speaker’s podium, clearly state your name and address, and spell your last name for the cord. If any member of the Board wishes to extend the length of a presentation, this may be done by the Chairman or the Board by majority vote.

II. Adoption of the March 27, 2014 Agenda (for possible action)

III. Consent Agenda: Items for action to be considered by the Southern Nevada District Board of Health which may be enacted by one motion. Any item may be discussed separately per Board Member request before action. Any exceptions to the Consent Agenda must be stated prior to approval.

  1. Approve Minutes / Board of Health Meetings: February 27, 2014 PDF 204KB (for possible action)
  2. Petition #05-14: PDF 588KB Renewal and Additional Services of the Ryan White Part A Contract with Clark County Social Services; direct staff accordingly or take other action as deemed necessary (for possible action)

IV. CLOSED SESSION – To Be Held Following the Public Hearings

Go into closed session pursuant to NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2), to receive information from the Southern Nevada Health District’s attorney regarding potential or existing litigation involving matters over which the Board has supervision, control, jurisdiction or advisory power and to deliberate toward a decision on the matter; (for possible action)

V. Report / Discussion / Action

  1. Approve and authorize the Chief Health Officer or his designee to sign an agreement settling all litigation pending between Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District; or take other action as deemed appropriate. (for possible action)
  2. Petition #04-14: PDF 6.5MB Receive, Discuss, and Accept Recommendation from the March 20, 2014 Audit Committee Meeting to approve the Southern Nevada Health District’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for submission to Clark County; direct staff accordingly. (for possible action)
  3. Discuss and Approve a waiver of the Southern Nevada Health District’s Ending Fund Balance Policy for Fiscal Year 2015 to permit the budgeted Ending Fund Balance in the General Fund to fall below the 16.6% minimum reserve balance approved by the Board while maintaining compliance with the NAC 354.650 mandated minimum level of 4%; direct staff accordingly or take other action as deemed necessary. (for possible action)
  4. Petition #07-14: PDF 505KB Review/Approve Recommended Changes to SNHD Personnel Code: Article 25: Seniority, Article 35: Employment of Relatives, Article 36: Reduction in Work Force and Article 75: Standby Duty; direct staff accordingly or take other action as deemed necessary. (for possible action)
  5. Review/Discuss building replacement recommendations; and take other action as deemed appropriate. (for possible action)

VI. Public Hearing/Action: Members of the public are allowed to speak on Public Hearing / Action items after the Board’s discussion and prior to their vote. Each speaker will be given five (5) minutes to address the Board on the pending topic. No person may yield his or her time to another person. In those situations where large groups of people desire to address the Board on the same matter, the Chair may request that those groups select only one or two speakers from the group to address the Board on behalf of the group. Once the public hearing is closed, no additional public comment will be accepted.

VII. Board Reports: The Southern Nevada District Board of Health members may identify emerging issues to be addressed by staff or by the Board at future meetings, and direct staff accordingly. Comments made by individual Board members during this portion of the agenda will not be acted upon by the Southern Nevada District Board of Health unless that subject is on the agenda and scheduled for action.

VIII. Health Officer & Staff Reports

  • CHO Comments

IX. Informational Items

  1. Chief Health Officer and Administration:
    1. Monthly Activity Report, February 2014 PDF 1MB
  2. Community Health:
    1. Monthly Activity Report, February 2014 PDF 2MB
  3. Environmental Health:
    1. Monthly Activity Report, February 2014 PDF 2MB
  4. Clinics and Nursing:
    1. Monthly Activity Report, February 2014 PDF 919KB

X. Public Comment: A period devoted to comments by the general public, if any, and discussion of those comments, about matters relevant to the Board’s jurisdiction will be held. No action may be taken upon a matter raised under this item of this Agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken pursuant to NRS 241.020. Comments will be limited to five (5) minutes per speaker. Please step up to the speaker’s podium, clearly state your name and address, and spell your last name for the record. If any member of the Board wishes to extend the length of a presentation, this may be done by the Chairman or the Board by majority vote.

XI. Adjournment

Note: Disabled members of the public who require special accommodations or assistance at the meeting are requested to notify Valery Klaric or Jacqueline Wells in Administration at the Southern Nevada Health District by calling (702) 759-1201.

This agenda has been posted in the main lobby of the following locations:

  • Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV
  • Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV
  • North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las Vegas, NV
  • Henderson City Hall, 200 Water St., Henderson, NV
  • Boulder City, City Hall, 401 California Ave., Boulder City, NV
  • Mesquite City Hall, 10 E. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, NV
  • Southern Nevada Health District, 330 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV

Contact Information

Phone:
(702) 759-1201