The second meeting of the Oregon Brain Injury Task Force was
called to order at 12:20 on June 27 in the Department of Education
Building in Salem by Steve Johnson.
Task Force Members: Mary Bunch, Carol Christofero-Snider,
Steve Johnson, Mel Kohn, Sidney Larsen, Anna Mallard, Sandra
Moreland, Bill Olson, Eric Peterson
Associate Task Force Member: Martha Morvant
Staff: Sherry Stock
Absent: Bill Allen, Bryan Andresen, Rep. Vic Backlund
(special session), Randall Chestnut, M.D., Sen. Bill Morrisette
(special session), Laurel Russell.
Steve Johnson welcomed all for attending the meeting. Bill Olson
and Sherry Stock gave a review of new packet information.
Bill Olson stated that included was a copy of a support letter
for an Oregon Advocacy Center application to HRSA for a 3 year
grant funding @ $50,000 a year. There was a consensus that the
letter should be signed and sent.
Bill discussed the email/web site survey that would be sent
to task force members for review on July 5, asking that all members
review the survey and send any comments to Sherry. All attempts
will be made to identify likely newsletters to place information
about the survey to increase response rates. Support groups will
be notified and asked to participate in the survey.
Steve Johnson moved that Subcommittee Chairs have the authority
to invite people to serve on their committees who they feel would
be able to add valuable input. All present agreed.
B. Subcommittee minutes
Registry and surveillance
Attending: Mel Kohn, Sandra Moreland, Eric Peterson, Sherry Stock
Absent: Bill Allen, Bryan Andreson, Laurel Russell.
Mel Kohn said that he had worked on a similar project, Louisiana
Mel Kohn will draft a statement on why we need a registry, including
prevention and linking to services.
Issues to be considered and discussed at the next meeting:
should we include Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) as well as TBI or
Data Sources identified and tasks assigned:
Mel Kohn: hospital discharge data
State Trauma Registry data
Death Certificate data
Sandra Moreland: Assisted living - resident services data
Schools and DD area information
Randall Chesnut: Model Systems data
Identify other possible sources for data
Sherry Stock: Information from other states on their registry
and surveillance programs: funding sources, number of staff,
locations, copies of legislation for each.
Attended: Mary Bunch (Chair), Bill Olson, Carol Cristofero-Snider,
Steve Johnson, Mel Kohn, Eric Peterson, Jane-ellen Weidanz (DHS
Absent: Bryan Andreson, Vic Backlund (special session), Anna
Mary Bunch presided over the meeting. Introductions were made,
Jane-ellen introduced herself.
Scope of task:
- Advisory and recommending body
- if trust fund - it can add other functions following he Arizona
Jane-ellen's Overview of Successful Boards:
- Most successful Commission/Boards are created by Statute,
many of those that are not feel disenfranchised
- 3 year terms - perhaps maximum of 2 3 year terms with one
- 50-60% appointed by Governor-some are confirmed by the Senate
- 75% have a chair appointed by the Governor
- Funding: travel is $30 per diem for in state; meeting with
15-20 people will be about $4000 for single meeting expenses
without adding in personnel; need about $150,000 for over night/travel/meals,
reports/research/reimbursement for travel
- 15 is a very good size without counting legislators
- Most have Executive Director or staff; if they have programs
they need more staff
- If your funds run through DHS you must report to DHS
- Review of some Commissions to look at for possible models:
- Senior Citizen Commission
- Have 3 year term
- Appointed by Governor, except for two confirmed by Senate
- DHS support mandated
- Structure to justify as federal match as with Long Term care
- State Rehab Council
- Given clout by federal law
- DD gets most of their funds from Federal source and has more
leeway, 'reviews and approves'
- Review 410-Senior Services
Advisory Board-what is it-who care we serving
- With trust fund would be reviewing grants funding community
needs-HUD housing units
- Addressing policy issues and advise how coordinated response
- Have a focal point-policy needs to be key focus bringing
people together that don't normally come together.
- Advocacy/promoting advocacy
- Advising on state budget-directing funding
a) Frequency of meetings: There is a wide discrepancy about how
active advisory councils are and how often they meet-most successful
ones meet at least 9 times a year
b) Appointments: by Governor with Senate confirmation as appropriate
c) Term limits: yes; Two consecutive full terms of 3 years; could
serve a partial and 2 terms; could go off for a year and then
d) Term: 3 years
- Promote awareness
- Develop State plan
- Insure multi-agency oversight responsibility and authority,
e.g., ODE and DHS
f) Where housed? Freestanding or DHS or?
g) Representation: Focus on people affected
- Survivors and family members %
- Service providers
- Agency staff with authority to represent their agencies
- Justice: DOC, OYA, County Sheriffs (jail), Local Police,
- Legislative Assembly Representation
- Council to include agency staff as voting members or ex-offico?
- Most important issue-People with TBI are falling through
- Maybe able to blend into the existing system // make the
existing system better} coordinated
- A must: have a program office on TBI
- Critical Issues:
- Advisory or establish policy/make demands on existing agencies
- Relationship to multiple agencies and line of authority very
- Councils and Commissions rarely have authority
- Goal is that we shall approve all policy on services to people
with TBI-review and approve
Trust Fund Financing Sources
Attended: Sid Laren (Chair), Mary Bunch, Carol Cristofero-Snider
(Co-Chair), Steve Johnson, Bill Olson.
Absent: Vic Backlund (special session), Bill Morrisette (special
Introduction and scope
- Provide context for Trust Fund - rationale
- Benefits to ABI as well as TBI
- Issue: Spinal Cord vs. TBI only
- Use model program for analysis
- Grant program with criteria
- License reinstatements
- Target desired revenue amount (per capita comparison)
- Need expertise - provide assumptions and basic determination
- Motor cycles
- Water craft
- License and registration
- Check off on taxes
- Emphasize those that can leverage other dollars, e.g., Medicare
on voc rehab (A2)
- Free standing or attached to agency
- Consider SB1183 revised
1. Context and rationale for Trust Fund
2. Number of dollars sought
- License reinstatement
- Victim's Assistance Funds
- Morrisette to help research?
Coordinated State Response
Goal of the system would be when a person with BI and their family
go into state agency they will receive appropriate help and contacts-'one
Attended: Anna Mallard (Vice-Chair), Sandra Moreland (Chair),
Bill Olson, Eric Peterson.
Absent: Bill Allen, Sid Larsen, Bill Morrisette, Laurel Russell.
Meeting of this subcommittee was postponed until Friday, July
12, 10 am.
The next general meeting, August 22, 2002. Subcommittee meeting
times will be arranged by committee chairs as soon as possible
by email consensus of available time and date.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:00 pm., will be sent out as soon
Minutes submitted by: Sherry Stock