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Health Services Advisory Council

Also known as:
Medical Assistance Health Services Policy Committee
Health Services Policy Committee
Active dates:2006 -

The council provides leadership designing health care benefit and coverage policies for Minnesota's public health care programs. A particular focus of HSAC is evidence-based coverage policy, in which decisions regarding health care services paid for by public programs are made using the best available research on their effectiveness.


The Health Services Policy Committee 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 committee.

2021 Minn. Laws Chap. 30 Art. 1 Sec. 8 Subd. 3c changed the committee's name from the Health Services Policy Committee to the Health Services Advisory Council.


The Health Services Advisory Council consists of 14 members:

(1) six voting members who are licensed physicians actively engaged in the practice of medicine in Minnesota, three of whom must represent health plans currently under contract to serve MHCP recipients;

(2) two voting members who are licensed physician specialists actively practicing their specialty in Minnesota;

(3) two voting members who are nonphysician health care professionals licensed or registered in their profession and actively engaged in their practice of their profession in Minnesota;

(4) one voting member who is a health care or mental health professional licensed or registered in the member's profession, actively engaged in the practice of the member's profession in Minnesota, and actively engaged in the treatment of persons with mental illness;

(5) two consumers who shall serve as voting members; and

(6) the commissioner's medical director who shall serve as a nonvoting member.

Members of the Health Services Advisory Council shall not be employed by the state of Minnesota, except for the medical director. A quorum shall comprise a simple majority of the voting members. Vacant seats shall not count toward a quorum.

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.

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

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2014.
Record last updated: 05/26/2023

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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