MOUNT VERNON — With a full-time nurse at the county jail, the Knox County Commissioners want to look a little closer at the jail physician contract.

Commissioners approved a 2018 jail physician contract Tuesday with Dr. William Elder for $38,578.95. The contract is unchanged from last year, County Administrator Jason Booth said.

The jail is starting 2018 with a full-time nurse. The nurse’s position was part-time in 2017, Commissioner Teresa Bemiller said.

Bemiller said she would like to see how the full-time nurse will affect the number of hours that Elder needs to be at the jail.


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