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
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
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.
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.
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