The Nonemergency Medical Transportation Advisory Committee advises and makes recommendations to the commissioner of Human Services on: updates to the nonemergency medical transportation policy manual; other aspects of the nonemergency medical transportation system, as requested by the commissioner; and other aspects of the nonemergency medical transportation system, as requested by: a committee member, who may request an item to be placed on the agenda for a future meeting. The request may be considered by the committee and voted upon. If the motion carries, the meeting agenda item may be developed for presentation to the committee; and a member of the public, who may approach the committee by letter or e-mail requesting that an item be placed on a future meeting agenda. The request may be considered by the committee and voted upon. If the motion carries, the agenda item may be developed for presentation to the committee.
The committee is required to coordinate its activities with the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access.
The Nonemergency Medical Transportation Advisory 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.
This group was set to expire in 2014. In 2014, its expiration date was modified to December 1, 2019. A slight change to the committee membership was made in 2019 (see Laws of Minn. 2019, chap. 57), increasing the number of members who represent providers that deliver nonemergency medical transportation services to medical assistance enrollees from four to five and requiring that one be a taxicab owner or operator.