Supervisor BORN offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICE COORDINATION TO CHILDREN IN THE EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM (2018-2023)

WHEREAS, legislation enacted concurrently with the 2012-13 State Budget has implemented a new system for the administration of the Early Intervention Program for children in New York State; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 100 of 2013 authorized provider agreement between the Public Health Department and the NYS Department of Health to provide service coordination to children in the Early Intervention Program; and

WHEREAS, said system involves the implementation of a State “Fiscal Agent” that coordinates the payment of vendors for services provided to clients in the Early Intervention Program; and

WHEREAS, the County Public Health Department provides Service Coordination services to the NYS Department of Health and will continue to receive Medicaid reimbursement, with any balance state-aidable at approximately 48 percent; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be, and hereby is, authorized to sign a provider agreement between the Public Health Department and the NYS Department of Health to provide Service Coordination for Fulton County children in the Early Intervention Program effective April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2023; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, County Attorney, Public Health Director, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor HANDY and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 19 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Fagan)