State funding cuts for local health departments are impacting services in some counties, but not in Taney County. Health Department Director Jim Berry says Taney County is fortunate, and while cutbacks in services have not been needed, they’re still watching the bottom line…
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Berry says while the health department has not cut back on services or reduced staff hours, they’re not able to look at new programs as enthusiastically as before. Since integrating with the Branson health department, county health officials enforce city ordinances, such as those pertaining to lodging and food inspections. Berry says the Taney County Health Department is committed to maintaining the current level of service to the tourism industry, and to other services which directly affect people.
Some local health departments in Missouri are charging fees or cutting back services due to funding cuts. Taney County Health Department Director Jim Berry says although they’ve been impacted by cuts, they’re maintaining services…
Jim Berry 2012B654
Berry says budget constraints mean no pay increases for employees this year, and they’re holding off on filling a couple of vacant positions due to retirement. But he’s in touch with other county health departments, and says Taney County is fortunate, as some county health departments have been forced to cut back or charge fees for the services they offer.
Funding cuts have some county health departments in Missouri reducing or charging fees for the services they offer, but that’s not the case in Taney County. Health Department Director Jim Berry says while there were no employee raises this year, services continue at current levels, especially those related to the tourism industry, since integrating with the City of Branson health department four years ago…
Jim Berry 2012B655
Berry says the department is holding off on filling a couple of open positions, although major programs are still fully staffed, however, they’re not looking at new programs as enthusiastically as they once did.