With the Riley County-Manhattan health board dissolving at the end of the calendar year, the county is still weighing it’s options as far as maintaining an advisory board.
The subject was discussed at length during Wednesday’s meeting with the board moving unanimously to hire the Kansas Health Institute as a consultant to help with the process. Current health board president Brady Burton doesn’t expect anything major to happen for a number of months.
“My guess is that it will probably be February or March before the new advisory board is put into place,” Burton said.
Assistant Health Administrator Suzanne Kufahl clarifies the role of KHI.
“We’re going to use some of the expertise of the KHI and see if they can guide (in the process),” Kufahl said. “Not that they will be making the decision, but they would be an outside source that has experience to bring to the table.”
KHI will receive $1,500 for its services to the county.