Jo Co BOH Convenes For Second Quarterly Meeting

Johnson County Public Health
Johnson County Public Health

The Johnson County Board of Health met at the last County Commissioner's meeting for their regularly scheduled second quarter meeting.

Robin King, with Johnson County Public health, gave a report on the recent exercise conducted by Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly. She submitted a written review of the exercise to the state and is waiting to get a report back from the state on the exercise.

Dr. Schueler reported that the recent Noro virus outbreak in and around Yellowstone Park no one is sure exactly how that will change looks to be a particularly aggressive strain of the virus and said people can help protect themselves by washing their hands more often.

Dr. Cotant said the state is currently taking applications for a State Dental Director. He also reported that changes are coming to Medicaid reimbursements in the dental field as well as for medical billing.

Public Health Nurse Ann Jarvis reported on Bicycle Helmet Safety Campaign and ways the public health office is getting bicycle helmets into kids' hands to help prevent head injuries.

Seven Radon test kits have been sold recently by public health.

The office is working with other communities to help increase access to healthcare. Nurse Pallas has been attending these discussions.

The next meeting of the Board of Health will be October 15th.

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