Consumer Family & Advisory Committee (CFAC) 127 Center Street, Jacksonville, NC 28546 November 14, 2005 11:00 AM Facilitator: Recorder: Those Attending: Bev Stone Malinda Mobley Bev Stone, Doug Halliday, Roo Grayson, Wes Rider, Ernst Hayman, KeAndra Johnson, Rebecca Carter, Susan Taggart, Carla Davis (Visitor), Christopher Grayson (Visitor)
Guess Speaker • Bob Lenn, R.N., Supervising Nurse, Detox, provided an overview of the Detox Unit processes and how the program functions. • Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) and Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meetings are held 4 to 5 days a week. • Fifteen (15) beds are available for ages 18 and over. Three meals are served a day with Piggly Wiggly catering the meals. • CFAC members asked what could be done to make things more pleasant for the consumers while in Detox. Some suggestions were providing clothes for those that need them and possibly having board games available. • Detox does take consumers without insurance. For those that do not have insurance, a sliding fee scale may be used. Introductions • Members in attendance introduced themselves to attendees. Review of Minutes – October 10, 2005 Action: Motion was made and seconded that the minutes of the October 10, 2005, CFAC Meeting be accepted and approved as written. Open Session • Ernst Hayman and KeAndra Johnson will be attending the Conference in Pinehurst. • Ernst reported attending the NAMI Meeting in Winterville and it was very informative. There is a NAMI Meeting on December 13, 2005, at 9:30 AM at St. Andrews Church. • Prescription plans for Medicaid consumers was discussed and it was pointed out that all medications may not be available. • The 4-H Club is in the process of sending cookies to Iraq. • Libby Jacobi has resigned from the committee. She indicated she doesn’t have the time to devote at present, but may reconsider at a later date. • It was pointed out that the CFAC By-Laws state if a member is absent from 3 consecutive meetings, they are no longer considered a member of the CFAC. Physician Coverage in Carteret • LME staffed Carteret for 4 weeks of coverage. • The physicians contracted to work in Carteret are as follows: Dr. Kayye - Tuesday Dr. Jonnalagadda - Monday Dr Huninger- 2 days a week Mr. Hawley- 1 day a week Dr. Williams- 1 - 2 days a week Dr. Godwin- 1 - 2 days a week
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The Physician coverage schedule will be on the OCBHS website. LeChris will not be providing medical services any more. Miss Kitty will be the Lead Nurse in Carteret. OCBHS is looking for another nurse for 4 days a week and an assistant. The Family Services Center has available rooms that are locked that could be used after hours. Genesis’ is currently using one room for after hour crisis.
Station Club • “Roo” Grayson reported on the Station Club Family and Friends Network meeting held October 24, 2005, by Carobell, Inc. • The clean up of hazardous material from the hurricane has been completed. The pond has been cleaned and new sod placed in some areas. • Mr. Carl Custer, a parent of a Station Club consumer, has been appointed and accepted as a Board member. • The Station Club consumers are making dog biscuits and dog beds, which are being sold to local veterinarians and at the Station Club. • “Dream Builders” are trying to get started back up at the Station Club. • The “Station Club Enterprise” brochure for “Adult Developmental Vocational Programs” through Carobell, Inc., is now available. Water Therapy • Carobell is checking into insurance for “water therapy” consumers. One therapist is available currently. Some of the contracted therapists do not want to take Medicaid consumers. Regional Liaison – Wes Rider • The Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities “SAVE THE DATE” conference is scheduled for April 21-22, 2006. Location for the conference is the Hilton University Place Charlotte. More information will be available soon at www.gacpd.com. • The State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (SCFAC) has several vacancies (See Memorandum from Chris Phillips, Chief, Advocacy & Customer Service Section, dated September 1, 2005, for available positions). The SCFAC Membership Application was made available for anyone interested in joining. CFAC Co-Chair Report • Bev Stone, Co Chair, Carteret County, provided a copy of the report of accomplishments by CFAC to date to Carteret and Onslow Commissioners and OCBHS Area Board Members. Next Meeting • December 12, 2005, 5:00 PM, West Park Community Center, Cedar Point. There being no further business, meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM.