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File #: 14360    Version: 1 Name: Resources for Tuberculosis Isolation and Treatment Support
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/9/2009 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 5/5/2009 Final action: 5/5/2009
Enactment date: 5/6/2009 Enactment #: RES-09-00408
Title: Resources for Tuberculosis Isolation and Treatment Support.
Sponsors: Lauren Cnare
Fiscal Note
Funds are included in the 2009 Public Health Operating Budget. There is no anticipated impact on cost controls or the tax levy.
Resources for Tuberculosis Isolation and Treatment Support.
Public Health is largely responsible for assuring that people with tuberculosis (TB) complete treatment. There are times when working with TB clients who are homeless and others who live in precarious circumstances that temporary housing and support are needed to assure successfully treatment. The ability to better assure isolation protects the health of the public. The need for respiratory isolation can last from two weeks to six months.

Catherine M. Corscot was a member of the Board of Health. She established a trust on behalf of two family members with instructions that after their death the remainder of the trust would be given to the City of Madison to be used to support the City’s hospital for contagious disease. She died in 1952. The hospital was closed in December 1953.

After the last beneficiary died in March 1996, the Circuit Court of Dane County ordered that the Corscot Trust be used to aid in the prevention of contagious diseases. The Court stipulated that these funds could not be used to replace or supplant programs currently funded by the City of Madison’s operating budget. The City of Madison may distribute funds upon a two-thirds vote of Common Council and public recognition of Catherine M. Corscot.

In November 2007, Common Council approved a resolution to create a fund to provide temporary housing and support for people with TB who live in precarious circumstances. Half of the funding was to come from funds contributed by local health care systems and the other half from the Corscot Trust.

In 2008, $5,294 was used to support TB clients. Local health care institutions contributed half of the funds that were used. Unused trust funds from 2008 are being returned to the Trust. This resolution authorizes the use of up to $5,0...

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