Legislative Survey
FINAL OFFICIAL
Miami-Dade Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte Minutes
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
10:00:00 AM
Jose "Pepe" Diaz (12) Chair; Sally A. Heyman (4) Vice Chair; Commissioners Lynda Bell (8), Audrey M. Edmonson (3), Barbara J. Jordan (1), and Javier D. Souto (10)
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Members Present: Lynda Bell; Audrey M. Edmonson; Barbara J. Jordan; Javier D. Souto; Sally A. Heyman; Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Members Absent: None
Members Late: None
Members Excused: None
Members Absent County Business: None

         
1 MINUTES PREPARED BY:  
  REPORT: Cynthia White, Commission Reporter (305) 375-5189  
1A INVOCATION  
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz called for a Moment of Silence followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  
1B PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  
1C ROLL CALL  
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz called the meeting to order at 10:17 a.m..

The following staff members were present: Assistant County Attorney Valda Clark Christian, Executive Assistant to County Manager Henry Sori, and Deputy Clerks Doris Dickens and Cynthia White.

MOTION TO SET THE AGENDA:

Assistant County Attorney Valda Clark Christian announced the only change to the agenda was the addition of Agenda Item 1D2 as set forth in the County Manager’s memorandum dated May 10, 2011, entitled “Requested Changes to the Public Safety & Healthcare Administration Committee Agenda.”

It was moved by Commissioner Heyman that the agenda be set with the addition of Agenda Item 1D2. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Bell, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 6-0.
 
1D SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS  
1D1  
  111011 Service Awards     Joe A. Martinez        
  MELISSA R. ALLEN - CORRECTIONS - 30 YEARS DONALD GRACE - CORRECTIONS - 30 YEARS FATIL SANON - CORRECTIONS - 30 YEARS Presented
1D2  
  111060 Special Presentation     Jose "Pepe" Diaz        
  REMARKS FROM THE NEW CEO OF JACKSON, MR. CARLOS MIGOYA Presented
  REPORT: Mr. Carlos Migoya, CEO, Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH), noted he was committed to maintaining an open line of communication with the County Commission and would meet with each commissioner to update them on occurrences at JMH. He noted he would provide an updated financial plan to the County Commission at their second meeting in June, 2011. He further noted that he has met with County Manager Alina Hudak and Jennifer Glazer Moon, Director, Strategic Business Management, to discuss the 2012 budget at JMH. He stated he was committed to ensuring that JMH remained a great public hospital.

Chairman Diaz welcomed Mr. Migoya and reflected on the many issues facing JMH. He asked that Mr. Migoya’s report, to be presented in June, be precise and detailed.

Mr. Migoya reiterated his commitment to working with each commissioner.
 
1E DISCUSSION ITEM  
1F PUBLIC HEARING  
2 COUNTY COMMISSION  
2A  
  111008 Resolution     Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Lynda Bell
Audrey M. Edmonson
Sally A. Heyman
Barbara J. Jordan
Sen. Javier D. Souto
Jean Monestime
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO IDENTIFY COUNTY RESOURCES THAT COULD BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING SAFE HOUSES FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY EXPLOITED; AND FURTHER DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO IDENTIFY WAYS IN WHICH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CAN ASSIST CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY EXPLOITED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation
Mover: Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Seconder: Audrey M. Edmonson
Vote: 6 - 0
  REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Valda Clark Christian read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

Commissioner Diaz introduced Ms. Trudy Novicki of Kristi House and noted his intent to work with that organization in addressing the issue of sexually exploited children.

Ms. Trudy Novicki, Executive Director, Kristi House Child Advocacy Center, 1265 NW 12 Avenue, thanked Chairman Diaz for his sponsorship of this proposed resolution and commented on the need for Miami Dade County to address the dire situation of human trafficking of young women that not only occurred throughout the country, but also within the county. She noted the average age of a young woman entering into prostitution in the United States (U.S.) was thirteen and a 2009 study conducted in Miami Dade and Broward County by Shared Hope International, an international trafficking organization, reflected that there were approximately 500 at risk children in this county alone. She further noted that according to recent FBI statistics, Miami was designated as one of the thirteen hubs for domestic minor sex trafficking. She commented on a report prepared by the Department of Justice in August, 2010 that focused on the prevention of child exploitation within the U.S. and recognized domestic minor sex trafficking as a problem. She spoke about the efforts of the Women’s Fund of Miami Dade that focused on the demand side of the trade and raised awareness on local advertisements, specifically in the Miami New Times, that solicited women for sale, with many of them being minors. She also noted that Kristi House, in collaboration with the Miami Dade Police Department (MDPD) has rescued approximately 120 young girls off the streets in Miami, to date.

Ms. Novicki stressed the need for a designated, staff secure shelter for these minor children, noting current shelters were not secure enough to keep the girls from running away or to protect them from pimps that trolled runaway shelters looking for young girls to sexually exploit. She also said a designated safe house for these children should be gender specific and staffed 24 hours with individuals who specialized in the area of sexually abused children. She noted a State bill to create statewide safe houses failed in the Legislature this year and will be presented again at next years session.

Mr. Mike Cabrera, Major, MDPD Special Victims Bureau, commented on their concerns with the sexual exploitation of minor children and noted their participation in addressing the situation.

Sgt. Gigi Cueva, MDPD, who has worked on the child exploitation situation within Miami Dade County for the past five years, concurred with Ms. Novicki noting the need for those exploited children to have a safe house.

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Jordan regarding the type of controlled facility Christy House was recommending, Ms. Novicki suggested the facility be modeled after a staff secured facility in Dallas, Texas that provided security both outside and inside, including an alarm system and one secured door.

Commissioner Heyman noted the proposed facility would be similar to the safe space facilities provided to domestic violence victims.

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Souto regarding zoning issues that could arise on the placement of such facilities, Chairman Diaz noted there would be one controlled facility on county property located outside of any residential neighborhoods.

Commissioner Diaz further noted Kristi House had a grant and asked staff to work with the organization as expeditiously as possible once a facility was located.

Commissioners Heyman, Bell, Jordan, Edmondson, and Souto all expressed their desire to be listed as co-sponsors of this proposed resolution.

There being no further questions or comments, the committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented.
 
2B  
  110817 Resolution     Carlos A. Gimenez        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO CREATE AN ILLEGAL GAMING TASK FORCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING ILLEGAL GAMING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY THROUGH EFFECTIVE EDUCATION, LEGISLATION, REGULATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTION Tabled
Mover: Audrey M. Edmonson
Seconder: Lynda Bell
Vote: 6 - 0
2C  
  110815 Resolution     Rebeca Sosa        
  RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION R-30-11 WHICH ESTABLISHED THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOSPITAL GOVERNANCE TASKFORCE TO ADD THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1363 AS A MEMBER OF THE TASKFORCE Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation
Mover: Sally A. Heyman
Seconder: Audrey M. Edmonson
Vote: 6 - 0
  REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Valda Clark Christian read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

In response to an inquiry by Commissioner Edmondson regarding the time constraints imposed upon this proposed task force, Assistant County Attorney
Clark Christian indicated the task force would be in effect for 100 days following the day they convened, and were required to present a summary of their recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners within 60 days and a final report within 90 days, respectively.

There being no further questions or comments, the committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution.
 
  4/12/2011 3-Day Rule Invoked by the Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte  
3 DEPARTMENTS  
3A  
  110899 Resolution     Office of Countywide Healthcare Planning
  RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE’S ACTION TO APPLY FOR, RECEIVE, AND EXPEND $524,974 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANT FUNDS; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE SUCH CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING, AND AMENDMENTS AFTER APPROVAL BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO APPLY FOR, RECEIVE, AND EXPEND ADDITIONAL FUNDS THAT MAY BECOME AVAILABLE Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation
Mover: Sally A. Heyman
Seconder: Audrey M. Edmonson
Vote: 6 - 0
  REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Valda Clark Christians read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

There being no questions or comments, the committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution.
 
3B  
  110904 Resolution     Jose "Pepe" Diaz        
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY AND A TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ALONG NW 74 STREET AND NW 112 AVENUE, CITY OF DORAL, TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH F.S. 125.38; WAIVING ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 8-4 AS IT RELATES TO REVIEW BY THE PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH SAID CONVEYANCE Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation
Mover: Javier D. Souto
Seconder: Audrey M. Edmonson
Vote: 6 - 0
  REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Valda Clark Christians read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

There being no question or comments, the committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution.
 
4 COUNTY MANAGER  
5 COUNTY ATTORNEY  
6 CLERK OF THE BOARD  
6A  
  110959 Report     Clerk of the Board
  APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES FOR THE FEBRUARY 8, 2011 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING Approved
Mover: Barbara J. Jordan
Seconder: Audrey M. Edmonson
Vote: 6 - 0
7 REPORT  
 
  111267 Miscellaneous      
  NON AGENDA ITEM
  REPORT: Commissioner Heyman commented on the changes currently underway at Jackson Hospital and the creation of the Financial Recovery Board (FRB) to replace the Public Health Trust (PHT). She suggested the PHT be transitioned from a governing body into an advisory capacity so that additional institutional expertise, knowledge, and input in areas such as purchasing, international, foundation, strategic planning, and budgeting would be available to the new CEO of Jackson Health System (JHS) and the new FRB.

Commissioner Jordan concurred with Commissioner Heyman and suggested the FRB seriously consider utilizing the members of the PHT in an advisory capacity.

Commissioner Heyman also commented on the possibility of creating a health care support group for the FRB and asked that Mr. Lapciuc take the Committee’s suggestions into consideration.

Chairman Diaz clarified that this matter was strictly a discussion item and no action would be taken by the Committee at this time.

In response to an inquiry by Commissioner Bell as to whether or not those individuals currently on the PHT that were elected to serve on the FRB would serve in both capacities, Commissioner Heyman noted her recommendation was that the PHT be maintained strictly in an advisory capacity and there were current restrictions in place with regards to individuals sitting on more than one board.

Chairman Diaz asked Assistant County Attorney Clark Christian to look into the possibility of creating an ad hoc advisory group, however requested any information or discussion on the matter remain within the PSHAC Committee at this time.

Commissioner Souto provided a brief history on Jackson’s ability to obtain state and federal funding in past years, which was no longer the case, and asked Assistant to the County Manager Henry Sori to provide a detailed report on what funds JMH was or was not currently getting from the federal or state government and why JMH was now being treated differently from other similar hospitals.

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Jordan regarding existing subcommittees for the PHT, Assistant County Attorney Clark Christian noted there were eight main committees, eight subcommittees, and three committees required by ordinance. She clarified, for the record, the eight main committees consisted of:

- the Strategic Planning and Program Planning Committee that provided oversight on strategic planning and health care delivery policies;
- the Joint Conference Committee For Quality Risk and Patient Safety that provided oversight risk management and quality review for the medical executive committee and medical staff bylaws issues;
- the Fiscal Affairs Purchasing and Budget Committee that reviewed contracts, expenditures and financial statements;
- the Facilities Development Committee that provided oversight for facility maintenance, any planned expansions, or needs to contract;
- the Information Systems Committee that provided oversight for information technology capabilities;
- the Executive Committee, which was an umbrella committee that acted whenever the PHT could not meet;
- the Jackson Health System Health Plan Committee that assisted in the accreditation process; and
- the Children’s Hospital Committee that provided the mechanisms necessary for JMH to be considered for various listings such as the National Children’s Hospitals U.S. News and World Report.

Commissioner Jordan commented on the broader scope of areas undertaken by the PHT and noted the main focus of the new FRB was strictly for financial recovery. She supported putting forth legislation asking for the inception of an advisory board, in conjunction with the recovery process, and said she would co-sponsor such an item alongside Commissioner Heyman.

Commissioner Heyman asked that a discussion item regarding this matter be placed on the next PSHAC meeting agenda.
 
 
8 ADJOURNMENT  
  REPORT: There being no further business to come before the Publc Safety and Healthcare Administration Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 11:02 a.m.  


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