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File #: 3117-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/20/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Equitas Health in order to support the expansion of the King-Lincoln Medical Center and Pharmacy, providing primary health care, dental care, behavioral health, healthcare navigation, case management, STI/HIV test-and-treat, and other services; to authorize the expenditure of $100,000.00 from the Public Safety Taxable Debt Fund; and to declare an emergency ($100,000.00).
Attachments: 1. Equitas Health DAX attachment
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Equitas Health in order to support the expansion of Equitas Health’s King-Lincoln Medical Center and Pharmacy, located at 750 E. Long Street, Columbus, Ohio. The health care center provides primary health care, dental care, behavioral health, healthcare navigation, case management, STI/HIV test-and-treat, and other services. As a federally-designated Community Health Center, all services are provided on a sliding fee scale. The full-service retail pharmacy is also open to the public.
The City is committing funds from the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget ($100,000.00).
Emergency legislation is necessary in order to provide funding for this campaign in a timely manner.
FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this project is included in the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget, Fund 7705 Public Safety Taxable Debt.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Equitas Health in order to support the expansion of the King-Lincoln Medical Center and Pharmacy, providing primary health care, dental care, behavioral health, healthcare navigation, case management, STI/HIV test-and-treat, and other services; to authorize the expenditure of $100,000.00 from the Public Safety Taxable Debt Fund; and to declare an emergency ($100,000.00).

Body

WHEREAS, the Board of Health desires to enter into a contract with Equitas Health in order to support the expansion of the King-Lincoln Medical Center and Pharmacy; and
WHEREAS, Equitas Health is a non-profit organization overseeing the expansion of the King-Lincoln Medical Center and Pharmacy; and
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Board of Health in that it is immediately necessary to enter into a contract with Equitas Health, for the preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
SECTION 1. That the Board...

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