Health Center Board of Directors
The Health Center Board of Directors (HCB) has the following authorities and responsibilities:
- Adherence to County fiscal and labor policies, and County ordinances;
- Participation in the selection, annual review an continued leadership of the Executive Director of PHD FQHCs.
- Adoption of a quality of care audit procedure, identification and consultation about the services to be delivered and the hours of clinic operation;
- Review and approval of FQHC financial priorities and approval of the clinic budget within appropriations made available by the Board of Supervisors;
- Adoption of policies necessary and proper for the efficient and effective operation of the FQHC clinics;
- Periodic evaluation of the effectiveness of the FQHC clinics in making services accessible to County residents; and
- Development and implementation of a procedure for hearing and resolving patient grievances.
All meetings of the HCB, are called, publicly noticed, held, and conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act (commencing with Section 5490 of the California Government Code).
According to federal regulations, HCB members are comprised of both clinic users (consumers) and community members. Potential members must complete an application which demonstrates that they meet the qualifications outlined in federal guidelines.
Community members must possess training, skills, and expertise in the provision of outpatient medical services to the underserved. Specific areas of expertise may include: business, health administration, finance, community affairs, education, housing and shelter services, insurance, marketing, public relations, and other health and social service organizations and providers.
Consumers must comprise at least 51% of the HCB and be representative of the clinic user population of the County's FQHCs in terms of ethnicity, location of residence, race, gender, age and economic status. The consumer representation will provide feedback on service improvements to meet consumer needs. The consumer presence provides a unique perspective which is often missing in large health care delivery systems. No more than 50% of the consumers may derive more than 10% of their annual income from the health care industry.
The Health Center Board members are as follows:
Skip Szymanski (Chair)
Lee Herrington (Co-Chair)
Wm. Darrel Gardner
Douglas Metz, DPM MPH
(Executive Director, Health Centers – non-voting member)
Health Center Board Agendas and Minutes
(All files are PDF format. Packets are large files and may take time to load.)
|Date/Time||Location||Agenda||Approved Minutes||Board Materials|
|February 24, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||In Packet||Feb 2021 Packet|
|January 27, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||In Packet||Jan 2021 Packet|
|December 15, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Dec 2020 Packet|
|November 18, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Minutes||Nov 2020 Packet|
|October 28, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Minutes||Oct 2020 Packet|
|September 23, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Minutes||Sept 2020 Packet|
|August 26, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Minutes||August 2020 Packet|
|July 22, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Minutes||July 2020 Packet|
|June 24, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting
||Agenda||Minutes||June 2020 Packet|
|May 27, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Minutes||May 2020 Packet|
|April 22, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Minutes||Apr 2020 Packets- 1 & 2|
|March 31, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda||Minutes||Mar 2020 Packet|
|February 26, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm
||Public Health Administration- Santa Barbara||Agenda||Minutes||Feb 2020 Packet|
|January 22, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Lompoc Health Care Center- Conference Room||Agenda||Minutes||Jan 2020 Packet|
|December 18, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102||Agenda||Minutes||Dec 2019 Packet|
|November 20, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||Lompoc Health Care Center- Conference Room||Agenda||Minutes||Nov 2019 Packet|
|October 23, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102||Agenda||Minutes||Oct 2019 Packet|
|September 25, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102||Agenda||Minutes||Sep 2019 Packet|
|August 28, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102||Agenda||Minutes||Aug 2019 Packet|
|July 24, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm||SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102||Agenda||Minutes||Jul 2019 Packet|