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HF 2315

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/18/2021 04:18pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; adding a dentist to the membership of the Rural Health Advisory
Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.1481, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.1481, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; membership.

The commissioner of health shall establish
a deleted text begin15-memberdeleted text endnew text begin 16-membernew text end Rural Health Advisory Committee. The committee shall consist
of the following members, all of whom must reside outside the seven-county metropolitan
area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2:

(1) two members from the house of representatives of the state of Minnesota, one from
the majority party and one from the minority party;

(2) two members from the senate of the state of Minnesota, one from the majority party
and one from the minority party;

(3) a volunteer member of an ambulance service based outside the seven-county
metropolitan area;

(4) a representative of a hospital located outside the seven-county metropolitan area;

(5) a representative of a nursing home located outside the seven-county metropolitan
area;

(6) a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine licensed under chapter 147;

(7) a midlevel practitioner;

(8) a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse;

new text begin (9) a dentist licensed under chapter 150A;
new text end

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end a licensed health care professional from an occupation not otherwise represented
on the committee;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end a representative of an institution of higher education located outside the
seven-county metropolitan area that provides training for rural health care providers; and

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end three consumers, at least one of whom must be an advocate for persons who
are mentally ill or developmentally disabled.

The commissioner deleted text beginwilldeleted text endnew text begin shallnew text end make recommendations for committee membership.
Committee members deleted text beginwilldeleted text endnew text begin shallnew text end be appointed by the governor. In making appointments, the
governor shall ensure that appointments provide geographic balance among those areas of
the state outside the seven-county metropolitan area. The chair of the committee shall be
elected by the members. The advisory committee is governed by section 15.059, except that
the members do not receive per diem compensation.