Resolution No. 298

Supervisors BORN AND ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GRANT APPLICATION TO THE USDA TO OPERATE A TELEHEALTH PILOT PROJECT IN 2019 (PUBLIC HEALTH)

WHEREAS, Resolution 277 of 2016 accepted a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Grant via the Adirondack Health Institute to conduct a Telehealth Pilot Project in the Fulton County region; and

WHEREAS, the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) is accepting applications for 2019 grant assistance to improve the delivery of healthcare in New York State; and

WHEREAS, the Assistant Public Health Director recommends applying through this initiative for grant funds to continue said demonstration project with telehealth stations at local sites as follows: Fulton County Public Health Department, FMCC Safety Office and the Fulton County Office for Aging and Youth and supplementing said system with mobile application capabilities; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That upon the recommendation of the Committees on Human Services and Finance, the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign and submit an application for a DSRIP Grant, in the amount of $20,000.00 to improve health outreach and prevention in Fulton County by continuing to pilot the feasibility of telehealth networks; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Public Health Director do each and every other thing necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Assistant Public Health Director, Fulton Montgomery Community College, Office for Aging and Youth, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor KINOWSKI and adopted by the following vote: TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Callery and Waldron)