A workshop to discuss the county jail’s medical director position highlights Tuesday’s meeting of the Washington County Commissioners’ Court.
Earlier this month, commissioners expressed frustration with the situation between Sheriff Otto Hanak and Jail Medical Director Dr. Robert Stark.
Sheriff Hanak has banned Dr. Stark from entering the jail to treat inmates, resulting in a drastic increase in costs for prisoner trips to the emergency room.
Back on March 10th, Commissioners unanimously passed a motion to sit down with the Sheriff and try to convince him to end the impasses with Dr. Stark. They also voted to form a committee to explore how other counties handle their jail medical services, and to look at private companies that do it.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda, commissioners are expected to approve the use of Zoom Conferencing software, making Commissioners’ Court meeting accessible beginning April 7th.
The Washington County Commissioners’ Court meets Tuesday morning at 9:00 at the Washington County Courthouse.