Foreign Trained Physician Task Force
Also known as:
Task Force on Immigrant IMGs (International Medical Graduates)
Active dates:2014 - 2015
Function: Develop strategies to integrate refugee and asylee physicians into the Minnesota health care delivery system.
At its first meeting in July 2014, the Task Force moved to use the term "Immigrant international medical graduate (IIMG)" rather than "foreign-trained physician" to describe more precisely the population of physicians referred to in the session law.
By January 15, 2015, the task force must submit recommendations to the commissioner of health. The commissioner shall report findings and recommendations to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health care by January 15, 2015.
The Task Force roster includes representatives from health care, higher education, community-based organizations, workforce development, finance and government, as well as foreign-trained physicians themselves. Public agencies including MDH, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and the Council on Black Minnesotans also participate, either as representatives on the Task Force or as staff support.
Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health
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