Rural Health Advisory Committee
Active dates:1992 -
Function: The advisory committee advises the commissioner and other state agencies on rural health issues; provides a systematic and cohesive approach toward rural health issues and rural health care planning, at both a local and statewide level; develops and evaluate mechanisms to encourage greater cooperation among rural communities and among providers; recommends and evaluates approaches to rural health issues that are sensitive to the needs of local communities; and develops methods for identifying individuals who are underserved by the rural health care system.
The committee serves as a statewide forum for rural health concerns to advise the commissioner of health and other state agencies on rural health issues, provide a systematic and cohesive approach toward rural health issues and planning, and encourage cooperation among rural communities and providers.
Health Department (and others)
The governor appoints the 15-member committee to serve four-year terms, and includes the following rural representation:
2 senators, 2 representatives, 11 members appointed by governor with recommendations from commissioner of health (1 outstate ambulance service volunteer, 1 outstate hospital representative, 1 outstate nursing home representative, 1 medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy, 1 midlevel practitioner, 1 RN or LPN, 1 licenses health care professional not otherwise represented, 1 member of outstate institution of higher learning, 3 consumers); 4-year terms.
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