DATE:

 

07/07/2003

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-146

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing  expenditures and revenues in the amount of $43,833 from the Texas Department of Health and $30,000 in Program Income for the Immunization Action Program of the City of Laredo Health Department and extend the grant period from September 1, 2002, through August 31. 2003, to September 1, 2002, through December 31, 2003.  

 

INITIATED BY:                                                           STAFF SOURCE:               

Cynthia Collazo                                                              Hector F. Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.

Asst. City Manager                                                         Health Director

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:  On June 16, 2003, Council held public hearing introducing ordinance and instructed staff to proceed with final reading.

 

BACKGROUND:

 

The Texas Department of Health has contracted with the City of Laredo to provide public health services to residents of Laredo and Webb County through the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

The Immunization Action Plan Program was developed to meet requirements of the Texas Department of Health.  It details a community-based strategy for the prevention of future epidemics of measles or other vaccine-preventable diseases.  The Immunization Action Plan incorporates traditional and non-traditional systematic approaches designed to eliminate barriers, expand immunization delivery, and establish a coordinated effort to appropriately immunize preschool-aged children.  The City of Laredo Health Department will endeavor to achieve and maintain 90% immunization levels for preschool-age children and to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases.  The Health Department will also assess immunization levels in the clinical records of preschool children using the CDC Clinic Assessment Software Application (CASA).

 

The City of Laredo Health Department must adhere to both the spirit and intent of the “Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices,” as recommended by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, approved by the U.S.P.H.S., and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Health Department plans to provide immunization services two or more evenings per week and on weekends as needed to insure barrier free access to immunization clinics.  Residency requirements for vaccine recipients are not applicable to receive services. The Health Department cannot deny vaccine to a recipient because they do not reside within this jurisdiction or for the inability to pay the approved $4.00 fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FINANCIAL:   The City of Laredo will receive $73,833 for Immunization Action Program of the City of Laredo Health Department.  The revenue account number for this grant is  226-0000-323-4056  and the expenditure account is 226-6086.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:  Recommends that Council approve  ordinance.

 

 

 

This amendment includes funds in the amount of $63,136 ($15,784 in additional funds in support of the period extension) in direct assistance for two state-funded positions assigned to the City of Laredo Health Department.   

 

The amendment to this budget includes $43,833 from the Texas Department of Health to extend the grant period from September 1, 2002, through August 31. 2003, to September 1, 2002, through December 31, 2003, and increase program income from $65,000 to $95,000.

 

BUDGET

 

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

# OF FTES

CHANGE

NEW FTES

 

 

Registered Nurse II

1

0

1

 

 

Programmer/Analyst

.40

0

.40

 

 

Immunization Technician

1

0

1

 

 

Pharmacy Technician

.20

0

.20

 

 

Clerk Typist

1

0

1

 

 

TOTAL

3.60

0

3.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-146

 

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing  expenditures and revenues in the amount of $43,833 from the Texas Department of Health and $30,000 in Program Income for the Immunization Action Program of the City of Laredo Health Department and extend the grant period from September 1, 2002, through August 31. 2003, to September 1, 2002, through December 31, 2003.  

           

            WHEREAS, the Texas Department of Health is contracting with the City of Laredo to provide public health services to residents of Laredo and Webb County through the City of Laredo Health Department, and

 

            WHEREAS, the Immunization Action Plan Project was developed to meet requirements of the Texas Department of Health.  It details a community-based strategy for the prevention of future epidemics of measles or other vaccine-preventable diseases.  The Immunization Action Plan incorporates traditional and non-traditional systematic approaches designed to eliminate barriers, expand immunization delivery, and establish a coordinated effort to appropriately immunize preschool-aged children.  The City of Laredo Health Department will endeavor to achieve and maintain 90% immunization levels for preschool-age children and to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases.  The Health Department will also assess immunization levels in the clinical records of preschool children using the CDC Clinic Assessment Software Application (CASA), and

 

            WHEREAS,  the City of Laredo Health Department must adhere to both the spirit and intent of the “Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices,” as recommended by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, approved by the U.S.P.H.S., and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Health Department plans to provide immunization services two or more evenings per week and on weekends as needed to insure barrier free access to immunization clinics.  Residency requirements for vaccine recipients are not applicable to receive services. The Health Department cannot deny vaccine to a recipient because they do not reside within this jurisdiction nor for the inability to pay the approved $4.00 fee, and

 

                WHEREAS,  this amendment includes funds in the amount of $63,136 ($15,784 in additional funds in support of the period extension) in direct assistance for two state-funded positions assigned to the City of Laredo Health Department; and

 

            WHEREAS,  the amendment to this budget  also includes $43,833 from the Texas Department of Health to extend the grant period from September 1, 2002, through August 31. 2003, to September 1, 2002, through December 31, 2003, and increase program income from $65,000 to $95,000.

 

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the contract and accept the grants and their provisions as set forth by the Texas Department of Health.

                                   

Section 2:        The City of Laredo accepts funds in the amount of $73,833 in additional funds for the Immunization Action Program of the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Section 3:        Revenue line item 226-0000-323-4056 funded by the South Texas Development Council is increased from $131,500 to $ 175,333.

 

Section 4:        Expenditure line item 226-6086 is increased from $131,500 to $ 175,333.

 

Section 5:        Program Income account 226-0000-355-4050 is increased $11,700, 226-0000-376-0101 $12,600, and 226-0000-376-0102 $5,700.

 

Section 6:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to make transfers within

the budget as allowable under the General Provisions as set forth by the Texas Department of Health to meet the necessary costs to accomplish the scope of work for the project.

 

 

            PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR

 

ON THIS _________________ DAY OF ________________________, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________

ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

________________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

________________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY