The committee provides clinical guidance to enhance the Human Services department's ability to design dental care benefit and coverage policies for Minnesota Health Care Programs. Like the Health Services Advisory Council (HSAC), DSAC works with DHS to support evidence-based coverage policy, in which decisions regarding services paid for by public programs are made using the best available research on effectiveness.
In 2021, the Legislature directed the advisory committee to design a dental home demonstration project and present recommendations by February 1, 2022 to the commissioner of Human Services and the Legislature (see 2021 Minn. Laws 1st Sp. Sess. Chap. 7, Art. 1, Sec. 33).
The dental subcommittee consists of general dentists, dental specialists, safety net providers, dental hygienists, health plan company and county and public health representatives, health researchers, consumers, and a designee of the commissioner of health.
Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report:
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.
Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.