Agenda Item #9
March 8, 2011
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
March 4,2011
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Analyst
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Introduction:
Bill 6-11, Advisory Board for Montgomery Cares Program ­
Membership
Bill 6-11, Advisory Board for Montgomery Cares Program - Membership, sponsored by
the Council President at the request of the County Executive, is scheduled to be introduced on
March 8, 2011. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 6-11 would alter the membership on the Advisory Board for the Montgomery Cares
Program. Current law directs the Executive to appoint, among others, 3 public members who
may be, but are not required to be, current or former recipients of services under the Program.
Bill 6-11 would retain the 3 public members and add 2 additional members to the Board that are
current or former recipients of services under the Montgomery Cares Program.
This packet contains:
Bill 6-11
Legislative Request Report
Executive Memorandum
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Bill No.
6-11
Concerning: Advisory Board for the
Montgomery Cares Program ­
Membership
Revised:
3/4/2011
Draft No. 1
Introduced:
March 8, 2011
Expires:
September 8,2012
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective·: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive
AN ACT to:
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alter the membership on the Advisory Board for the Montgomery Cares Program;
and
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generally amend County law concerning the Advisory Board for the Montgomery
Cares Program.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation
Section 24-50
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Bill 6-11
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Section 24-50 is amended as follows:
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24-50. Members; appointments; terms.
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The Board has [15] 17 members.
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Other members.
Subject to confmnation by the County Council, the
County Executive should appoint the following individuals to serve
on the Board:
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2 representatives of community health care providers that
participate in the Program;
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1 representative of hospitals that participate in the Program;
The chair of the Board of Directors of the entity that contracts
with the Department to administer the distribution of funds for
the delivery of Program services or the chair's designee;
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3 members of the public[, who may be current or former
recipients of services under the Program];
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4 individuals who have knowledge of and expenence with
issues relating to health care for uninsured individuals such as
primary care, specialty care, dental care, behavioral health care,
or fiscal matters relating to any of these types of care;
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1 representative of the Commission on Health; and
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 6-11
Advisory Board for Montgomery Cares Program - Membership
DESCRIPTION:
This legislation expands the membership of the Montgomery Cares
Advisory Board by adding two Montgomery Cares program consumers to
serve as voting members.
The Advisory Board would benefit from consumer representation. The
current composition of the Board does not include the first-hand
experience offered by patients of the Program. The presence of these
individuals on the Board would also signal the Board's commitment to
remain responsive to the community's health care needs.
To assist the Board in its goal of providing quality health care to a diverse
population of uninsured adult residents.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
FISCAL IMPACT:
To be requested.
ECONOMIC:
IMPACT
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
To be requested.
To be requested.
N/A
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
Becky Smith, Program Manager, Montgomery Cares Program
(240-777-1278)
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
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PENALTIES:
N/A
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
MEMORANDUM
February 24,2011
TO:
Valerie Ervin, President, County coun?l
Isiah Leggett, County
Executiv~
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Legislation Regarding Montgomery Cares Advisory Board
I am attaching for the Council's consideration a bill to expand membership on the
Montgomery Cares Advisory Board to include two past or present Montgomery Cares patients as
voting members. The bill will increase the total membership of the Advisory Board from fifteen
to seventeen members.
The Board strives to be responsive to the health care needs of the community it
serves. The expansion of the Board to include two individuals who have first-hand experience as
patients of the program will deepen the Board's perspective and improve its decision-making
process. The presence of these individuals on the Board would also signal the Board's
commitment to remain responsive to the community's health care needs and will reinforce the
message that Montgomery Cares is truly a community-based organization.
Thank you for your consideration of this proposed bill.
Attachment
cc:
Vma
S. Ahluwalia, Director, DHHS
Connie Latham, Special Assistant to County Executive