Nov. 14, 2013 —
Shields went on to mention the recently enacted Affordable Care Act as another upcoming financial hurdle, as it is unclear what types of services the health department will actually be able to offer under the new law.
Changes to Medicaid law also forced the health department to remove nurses from Carter County schools last year, because they lost the ability to bill for school-related services.
The Little Sandy District board is comprised of several members who also sit on the County Board of Health, and those members agreed to call a special meeting of the county board to hear proposals from the public on ways to potentially keep the Olive Hill clinic open.
That meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the County Courthouse
Barring a last-minute reprieve, the Olive Hill branch of the health department is set to close on Nov. 27.
Joe Lewis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 286-4201.