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Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission

Active dates:2014 - 2017
Function: To study and make recommendations to the legislature on how to achieve the goal of strengthening the workforce in health care
History: The commission made preliminary recommendations to the legislature on December 31, 2014. The final report to the legislature will be made by December 31, 2016.

The final report must:
(1) identify current and anticipated health care workforce shortages, by both provider type and geography;
(2) evaluate the effectiveness of incentives currently available to develop, attract, and retain a highly skilled health care workforce;
(3) study alternative incentives to develop, attract, and retain a highly skilled and diverse health care workforce; and
(4) identify current causes and potential solutions to barriers related to the primary care workforce, including, but not limited to:
(i) training and residency shortages;
(ii) disparities in income between primary care and other providers; and
(iii) negative perceptions of primary care among students.

The Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission expires on January 1, 2017

Membership: 10 members: 5 members of the Senate and 5 members of the House of Representatives. Must include 3 members of the majority party and 2 members of the minority party from each body.
Agency heads: The commissioners of Health, Human Services, Commerce, and other state agencies provide assistance and technical support to the commission at the request of the commission.
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 01/26/2017

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