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Legislation #: 011139 Introduction Date: 8/2/2001
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 8/30/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER LOAR AND COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS-NEAL
Title: Directing the City Manager to assure that Kansas City Health Department Family Planning clients are referred to appropriate health care providers and to monitor this transition.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/2/2001

Prepare to Introduce

8/2/2001

Referred Neighborhood Development Committee

8/8/2001

Hold On Agenda

8/15/2001

Hold On Agenda

8/22/2001

Be Adopted as a Committee Substitute

8/23/2001

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

8/30/2001

Adopted as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 011139

 

Directing the City Manager to assure that Kansas City Health Department Family Planning clients are referred to appropriate health care providers and to monitor this transition.

 

WHEREAS, the funding sources of the Family Planning Program have been Federal Title X, State Title V and City General Fund; and

 

WHEREAS, in the last two years, family planning funding has been decreased; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Legislature recently passed House Bill 10 that requires that counseling should exclude information on abortion on all services provided pursuant to State Title V funds; and

 

WHEREAS, Federal Title X fund requires that pregnant women be counseled on options that include prenatal care, adoption, foster care, childcare and information on abortion, if the client requests it; and

 

WHEREAS, effective July 1, 2001, 2001-2002 State Title V funding is projected at $0, instead of approximately $90,000.00 because of House Bill 10; and

 

WHEREAS, State Title V and Federal Title X funds are targeted to provide comprehensive exams, contraceptives, screening for precursors of breast and cervical cancer, sexually transmitted disease, anemia, pregnancy, and hypertension to women who are not insured and are at risk for unplanned pregnancy; and

 

WHEREAS, in the past two years funding has been inadequate to meet the needs of the program; and

 

WHEREAS, because of the conflict in State Title V and Federal Title X funding, and the reduction of approximately $90,000.00 in State Title V funds, the Health Department is planning to close the Health Department=s Family Planning Clinic effective August 3, 2001; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section A. That the City Manager is hereby directed to assure that Kansas City Health Department Family Planning clients are referred to appropriate health care providers, that access to women's health care is monitored, including family planning services, and that the Health Department promotes women's health.

 

Section B. That if access to services is found to be a barrier, a report with recommendations will be provided by the City Manager to the City Council for consideration including the feasibility of providing space at the Citys Health Department for organizations that provide family planning services not restricted by Title V funding regulations.


 

Section C. That future contracts with the City and safety net providers shall include data reflecting the volume of services provided to women, including family planning services to uninsured and underinsured women.

 

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