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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Board Of Supervisors Approves Integrated Health Services Plan To Improve Access To Care
The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich establishing a coordinated health agency to integrate the operations of the Departments of Health Services, Mental Health, and Public Health to improve access to care and streamline operations.
“The action of the board today addresses serious concerns expressed by doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals regarding their ability to provide seamless care to county residents. This vital step expands access to care and saves taxpayer dollars through enhanced efficiency in the county’s $7 billion healthcare system,” said Mayor Antonovich.
The motion also directed the Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to convene an Integration Advisory Board (IAB) made up of a broad cross section of stakeholders including the public health, hospital, alcohol and drug, and HIV commissions as well as consumers and organized labor unions.
“This will provide independent oversight of the performance and effectiveness of the newly formed Health Services Agency,” Antonovich added.
Assistant Chief Deputy
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
500 West Temple St. #869
Los Angeles, CA 90012