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Legislation #: 120637 Introduction Date: 7/12/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 7/29/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD AND COUNCILMEMBER TAYLOR
Title: Appropriating $300,000.00 from the Health Levy Fund to provide additional funding needed for public health and health care services for indigent residents of Kansas City, Missouri; and directing the City Manager to roll forward $150,000 of residual Health Levy Funds from the FY 2012 Health Department budget to appropriate it to the Health Department’s FY2013 account as part of a strategy to address unbudgeted increases in labor costs.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/12/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/12/2012 Referred to Neighborhoods & Healthy Communities Committee
7/18/2012 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
7/19/2012 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 120637

Appropriating $300,000.00 from the Health Levy Fund to provide additional funding needed for public health and health care services for indigent residents of Kansas City, Missouri; and directing the City Manager to roll forward $150,000 of residual Health Levy Funds from the FY 2012 Health Department budget to appropriate it to the Health Department’s FY2013 account as part of a strategy to address unbudgeted increases in labor costs.

WHEREAS, a significant need continues to exist for health care services for the uninsured and underinsured residents of the City of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council have adopted the Community Health Improvement Plan as a strategic priority; and

 

WHEREAS, Swope Health Services has experienced a 64% increase in indigent care encounters and Northland Health Care Access has experienced a 47% increase in indigent encounters; and

 

WHEREAS, increases in volume of indigent patient services have proportionally changed among safety net providers, with some experiencing decreased encounters while other have experienced significant volume increases; and

 

WHEREAS, there are no budgeted funds included in the FY 2013 budget to address increased labor costs; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY;

 

Section 1. That $300,000.00 is appropriated from the Un-appropriated fund Balance of the Health Levy fund to the following accounts in the Health Levy Fund:

 

13-2330-512137-F Swope Health Services $250,000.00

13-2330-512135-F Northland Health Care Access 50,000.00

TOTAL $300,000.00

 

Section 2. That the Director of Health is hereby directed to expend the sum of $250,000.00 from funds appropriated to Account No. 13-2330-512137-F for a contract amendment with Swope Health Services, $50,000 of which shall be directed to transportation needs for health care access of Hickman Mills and Ruskin Heights residents.

 

Section 3. That the Director of Health is hereby directed to expend the sum of $50,000.00 from funds appropriated to Account No. 13-2330-512135-F for a contract amendment with Northland Health Care Access.

 

Section 4. That the City Manager is hereby directed to identify Unappropriated Health Levy Funds in the amount of $150,000.00 and add to Health Department FY 2013 appropriations Account No. 13-2330-501002-A to assist with coverage of unbudgeted increases in department labor costs.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Joseph Guarino

Assistant City Attorney