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Rural Health Advisory Committee

Function: The advisory committee advises the commissioner and other state agencies on rural health issues; provides a systematic and cohesive approach toward rural health issues and rural health care planning, at both a local and statewide level; develops and evaluate mechanisms to encourage greater cooperation among rural communities and among providers; recommends and evaluates approaches to rural health issues that are sensitive to the needs of local communities; and develops methods for identifying individuals who are underserved by the rural health care system.

The committee serves as a statewide forum for rural health concerns to advise the commissioner of health and other state agencies on rural health issues, provide a systematic and cohesive approach toward rural health issues and planning, and encourage cooperation among rural communities and providers.
Active dates:1992 -
History: The committee was originally created to facilitate the implementation of Minnesota's 1992 health care access and control legislation.

The Rural Health Advisory Committee was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the committee.
Advisory to:
Health Department (and others)
Membership: The governor appoints the 15-member committee to serve four-year terms, and includes the following rural representation:

2 senators, 2 representatives, 11 members appointed by governor with recommendations from commissioner of health (1 outstate ambulance service volunteer, 1 outstate hospital representative, 1 outstate nursing home representative, 1 medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy, 1 midlevel practitioner, 1 RN or LPN, 1 licenses health care professional not otherwise represented, 1 member of outstate institution of higher learning, 3 consumers); 4-year terms.
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Record last updated: 11/03/2016
 

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