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Foreign Trained Physician Task Force

Also known as:
Task Force on Immigrant IMGs (International Medical Graduates)
Active dates:2014 - 2015

Develop strategies to integrate refugee and asylee physicians into the Minnesota health care delivery system.


At its first meeting in July 2014, the Task Force moved to use the term "Immigrant international medical graduate (IIMG)" rather than "foreign-trained physician" to describe more precisely the population of physicians referred to in the session law.

By January 15, 2015, the task force must submit recommendations to the commissioner of health. The commissioner shall report findings and recommendations to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health care by January 15, 2015.

Advisory to:

The Task Force roster includes representatives from health care, higher education, community-based organizations, workforce development, finance and government, as well as foreign-trained physicians themselves. Public agencies including MDH, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and the Council on Black Minnesotans also participate, either as representatives on the Task Force or as staff support.

Agency heads:

Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health

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, 2014-2015.
Record last updated: 06/16/2023

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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