Citizens Healthcare Oversight Committee

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners created the Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Committee to ensure the integrity of the expenditure of the Indigent Health Care Sales Tax funds for the Polk HealthCare Plan, and to provide a forum for resident participation in health care planning.

The Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Committee meets the third Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the County Commission boardroom.

Board Members - show / hide
  • Kelly Andrews, Quality of Life Health Care Professional, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Danny Warren, Jr., Business Community, Feb. 5, 2021
  • Steve Bissonnette, Senior Citizens, Apr. 3, 2021
  • Dr. Rekha Issar, Primary Care Physician, Oct. 6, 2020
  • Deborah Zimmerman, School Board Representative, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Damien Moses, Minority Representative, Aug. 21, 2020
  • Vacant, Consumer PHP Enrollee
  • Teresa Aman, Health Care Clinics, Aug. 31, 2018
  • Lance W. Anastasio, Hospital Executive, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Edelvaiss C. "Eddy" Fernandez, Health Insurance Industry, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Dr. Peter Verrill, Practicing Specialist Physician, Sept. 18, 2021
  • Teri Saunders, Children's Interest, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Stacy Campbell-Domineck, Work Force Skilled Labor, Sept. 30, 2021
Qualifications for Board Members / How to Apply - show / hide

The Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Board annually approves Polk County residents to serve on the committee. Members are appointed to a four-year term. Upon appointment, each member may be requested to serve for a second term of four years. No appointees shall serve more than two consecutive terms (Resolution No. 14-070).

Members of the Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Board should represent the following areas:

  • Health care clinics
  • Business community
  • Work force skilled labor
  • Senior citizens
  • Practicing specialist physicians
  • Children's interests
  • Primary care physicians
  • Quality of life health community
  • Minority representatives
  • School board
  • Consumer PHP enrollees
  • Hospitals
  • Health insurance industry

Meeting schedules and agendas

The Citizens Health Care Oversight Committee meets the third Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the board room of the County Administration Building, 330 W. Church St., Bartow.

2018 Meeting Schedule

*Please note, agendas for the meetings are tentative and subject to change prior to the meeting*

Date Agenda Presentations Minutes
Jan. 26, 2018
(COC Retreat)
 Agenda 2018 Polk County COC Strategic Planning Session (Location: Circle B Bar Reserve)  
Feb. 16, 2018
(Site Visit)
 Agenda 2018 Polk COC Strategic Planning Results2018 COC Draft ScheduleCFHC PresentationEquipment List for CFHC Haines City Dental HandoutFinancial Report Handout, WHH CBH & GME Tour
(Location: WHH Center for Behavioral Health)
Mar. 16, 2018  Agenda CJMHSA Grant AwardFinancial ReportPolk HealthCare Plan Claims Dashboard ReportCommunity Partners 1st Quarter ReportForensic Intenstive Case Management Program ReportCFHC Funding Matrix(Handout) 2018 Updated COC Schedule(Handout) Mandated Programs(Handout) Indigent Health Care Annual Overview FY 16-17  Minutes
Apr. 26, 2018
(Poverty Simulation)
  Poverty Simulation 12:15 pm - 4:30 pm
(Location: First Presbyterian Church, Lake Wales)
May 18, 2018  Agenda Helping HANDS, Dr. McMicken Legacy, ResolutionStepping Up ResolutionFunding Request Policy2018 County Health Rankings2018 County Health Rankings ModelImpower PresentationBehavioral Health Programs PresentationFinancial Report Handout  Minutes
Jun. 15, 2018 AgendaDraft - COC Policy for Community Partner Funding RequestsProposed Budget Presentation- FY 1819Community Partner Quarterly ReportPolk HealthCare Plan Dashboard ReportPolk HealthCare Plan Pharmacy ReportEducational Update - Third Party Administrator & Pharmacy Benefits ManagerEducational Update - MedNetMednet Handout Minutes (Draft)

COC Policy for Community Partner Funding Requests FINAL 6-15-18
July 20, 2018
Aug. 17, 2018
(Site Visit)
Draft Agenda Trauma Informed Care Flyer, Peace River Center Funding Transfer Request, Dental Presentation, Dental - Handout, Charity Care - Cancer Treatment Options, Resource Guide Handout, LVIM Presentation, Financial Report Handout
(Location: Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine)
Sept. 21, 2018
Oct. 19, 2018
(COC Worksession)
  COC Worksession 
(Location: Circle B Bar Reserve)
Nov. 16, 2018
(Site Visit)
  (Location: FDOH Haines City & Parkview Clinic)  
Dec. 21, 2018

Archived Meeting Schedules

2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012

For more information, contact Stacy Craver at, or at (863) 534-5203.

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