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File #: RS2022-1746    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2022 In control: Public Health and Safety Committee
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/20/2022
Title: A resolution approving a contract for services by and between the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, and Neighborhood Health, Inc. to provide homeless individuals with medical and dental services at two or more clinics in or near downtown Nashville.
Sponsors: Kevin Rhoten, Jennifer Gamble, Jeff Syracuse, Delishia Porterfield, Ginny Welsch, Erin Evans, Emily Benedict, Joy Styles, Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. Contract Exhibit

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A resolution approving a contract for services by and between the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, and Neighborhood Health, Inc. to provide homeless individuals with medical and dental services at two or more clinics in or near downtown Nashville.

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WHEREAS, Metropolitan Charter Section 10.104 provides that the Board of Health has the duty to contract for such services as will further the program and policies of the Board, subject to confirmation by Resolution of Council; and,

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, wishes to contract with Neighborhood Health, Inc. to provide homeless individuals with medical and dental services at two or more clinics in or near downtown Nashville; and, 

WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this contract be approved.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1.                     That the contract by and between the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, and Neighborhood Health, Inc. to provide homeless individuals with medical and dental services at two or more clinics in or near downtown Nashville, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved. 

Section 2.                       That this resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Agenda Analysis

Analysis

 

This resolution approves a one-year contract for services between the Metropolitan Board of Health and Neighborhood Health, Inc. to provide various medical services to homeless persons. Metro has had such a contract since 2005 to provide a portion of the medical services, including examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions of homeless persons seen at the downtown clinic. Neighborhood Health is to provide primary medical services to at least 3,500 individuals, which is to include a 24 hour on-call system for emergencies. This contract also includes the provision of dental care for at least 500 patient visits and mental health services to at least 600 homeless clients. Neighborhood Health will also be responsible for making transportation available to its homeless patients. The term of this agreement begins July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023.

 

Fiscal Note: Metro would pay $355,200 to Neighborhood Health, Inc., to provide homeless individuals with medical and dental services at two or more clinics in or near downtown Nashville.