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File #: 2007-0168    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/12/2007 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 12/10/2007 Final action: 12/10/2007
Enactment date: 12/20/2007 Enactment #: 15986
Title: AN ORDINANCE adopting King County's Pandemic Influenza Response Plan, Updated March 2007, as required by Ordinance 15597.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Jane Hague, Julia Patterson, Bob Ferguson, Kathy Lambert, Pete von Reichbauer, Dow Constantine, Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Pandemic Flu
Attachments: 1. 15986.pdf, 2. 2007-0168 Staff Report w attachments.pdf, 3. 2007-0168 Transmittal Letter.doc, 4. A. King County's Pandemic Influenza Response Plan, Updated March 2007
Staff: Wagner, Nick
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Clerk 3/6/2007
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AN ORDINANCE adopting King County's Pandemic Influenza Response Plan, Updated March 2007, as required by Ordinance 15597.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Recognizing the need for the county to be prepared for the possibility of an influenza pandemic, the King County executive transmitted in October 2005 an ordinance proposing $5, 960,000 to support pandemic flu preparedness.
2. In December 2005, the King County council adopted Ordinance 15348 appropriating the funds proposed by the executive for the purchase of antiviral medications, the development of public information and outreach campaigns and the development of a medical surge plan.
3. In Ordinance 15348, the council included a statement of facts regarding pandemic influenza, the current pandemic concern, and the county's responsibilities in preparing for a possible influenza pandemic.
4. In Ordinance 15348, the council included a proviso requiring that the executive, in collaboration with the office of emergency management and the Seattle-King County department of public health, transmit for the council's review and approval by ordinance a cohesive and detailed pandemic influenza response plan for the county, including continuity of operations planning for essential government services and preparedness plans for county employees.
5. In September 2006, the council adopted Ordinance 15597, which provided the carryover and concurrent transfer into grant funds from 2005 of $5,960,000 in expenditure authority to support King County's Pandemic Influenza Response Plan.
6. In Ordinance 15597, the council included a proviso requiring the executive to provide an update to King County's Pandemic Influenza Response Plan to reflect the next significant steps in the planning process. Three major elements were identified for inclusion:
(a) Updated plans for medical surge, the Health Care Coalition, Vulnerable Populations Action Team, social distancing measures and cooperat...

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