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|Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To declare the existence of an emergency with respect to the need to extend the term of the Commissioners and the authority of the DC Health Care System Development Commission to develop strategies to increase access to health care and improve health outcomes for District of Columbia residents.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "DC Health Care System Development Commission Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2000".
Sec. 2. (a) There exists an immediate crisis regarding the extension of the term of the commissioners and the authority of the DC Health Care System Development Commission.
(b) The DC Health Care System Development Commission is reviewing data and documents to assess the District's health care delivery structure, 2) availability of comprehensive quality care, and 3) strategies for expanding coverage and services accessibility. The Commission's mandate is to develop a detailed plan for improving health outcomes in the District of Columbia.
(c) The Commission has met with health providers and consumers to identify health issues in the City. These issues include:
(d) The DC Health Care System Development Commission is developing recommendations/findings and a final report to submit to the Mayor and City Council to be considered with the FY 2001 budget.
(e) In order for the Commission to complete its work, the term of the commissioners and the authority of the Commission must be extended immediately.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia determines that the circumstances enumerated in section 2 constitute emergency circumstances making it necessary that the DC Health Care System Development Emergency Act of 2000 be adopted after a single reading.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
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