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State Rehabilitation Council

Active dates:1999 -
Federal Rehabilitation Act

Advise state government on the performance of Minnesota's vocational rehabilitation programs, a component of the state's Workforce Center system. Advises on eligibility and the extent, scope, and effectiveness of services, assists the Rehabilitation Services Branch in preparation of the State Plan for Vocation Rehabilitation Services, analyzes consumer satisfaction with vocational rehabilitation services, and reports to the governor and the U.S. Commissioner of Education on the status of vocational rehabilitation in the state.
Appointing Authority: Governor


The State Rehabilitation Council was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the council.

Advisory to:
U.S. Commissioner of Education

Nineteen members. Majority of persons must be with a disability, including: one representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council; one representative of a parent training and information center; one representative of the client assistance program; one vocational rehabilitation counselor; one of community rehabilitation service providers; one of the directors of the American Indian VR Projects in MN; one of the State Workforce Investment Board; one of Special Education from the Dept of Children, Families, and Learning; four representatives of business, industry and labor; representatives of disability advocacy groups; and current or former applicants for or recipients of vocational rehabilitation services. Three members represent underserved populations as defined by the Rehabilitation Act. Three year terms - no person may serve more than two consecutive terms.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Internet resource:
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Several appointments are announced. Access Press, January 2024.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2004-2016.
Record last updated: 02/26/2019

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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