as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 04:14pm
A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying membership of the Board of Medical Practice;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147.01, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
new text beginnew text endThe Board of Medical Practice consists of deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text beginnew text end
residents of the state of Minnesota appointed by the governor.
new text beginnew text endEleven board members must be licensed to practice medicine under this chapter. At
least one board member must hold a degree of doctor of medicine, and at least one board
member must hold a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine.
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Five board members must be public members as defined by section 214.02. The governor
shall make appointments to the board which reflect the geography of the state. In making
these appointments, the governor shall ensure that no more than one public member resides
in each United States congressional district, and that
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new text beginnew text endAt least one member who is not a public member deleted text beginresidesdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end in each United
States congressional district. The board members holding the degree of doctor of medicine
or doctor of osteopathic medicine must, as a whole, reflect the broad mix of expertise of
physicians practicing in Minnesota.
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new text beginnew text endA member may be reappointed but shall not serve more than eight years consecutively.
Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of members, the filling of
membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting requirements are as provided in sections
214.07 to 214.09. The provision of staff, administrative services and office space; the review
and processing of complaints; the setting of board fees; and other provisions relating to
board operations are as provided in chapter 214.