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SF 2375

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/14/2019 08:38am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health; changing the membership of the Rural Health Advisory
Committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.1481, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 20-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) deleted text begina midlevel practitionerdeleted text endnew text begin an advanced practice professionalnew text end;

(8) a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse;

(9) a licensed new text beginoral new text endhealth deleted text begincaredeleted text end professionalnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (10) a licensed health care professionalnew text end 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; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

new text begin (12) a representative of a local public health agency or community health board;
new text end

new text begin (13) a health professional or advocate with experience working with people with mental
illness;
new text end

new text begin (14) a representative of a community organization that works with individuals
experiencing health disparities;
new text end

new text begin (15) an individual with expertise in economic development, or an employer working
outside the seven-county metropolitan area; and
new text end

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end three consumers, at least one of whom must be new text beginfrom a community experiencing
health disparities or
new text endan advocate for persons who are deleted text beginmentally ill ordeleted text end developmentally disabled.

The commissioner will make recommendations for committee membership. Committee
members will 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.