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Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission

Active dates:2014 - 2017

To study and make recommendations to the legislature on how to achieve the goal of strengthening the workforce in health care


The commission made preliminary recommendations to the legislature on December 31, 2014. The final report to the legislature will be made by December 31, 2016.

The final report must:
(1) identify current and anticipated health care workforce shortages, by both provider type and geography;
(2) evaluate the effectiveness of incentives currently available to develop, attract, and retain a highly skilled health care workforce;
(3) study alternative incentives to develop, attract, and retain a highly skilled and diverse health care workforce; and
(4) identify current causes and potential solutions to barriers related to the primary care workforce, including, but not limited to:
(i) training and residency shortages;
(ii) disparities in income between primary care and other providers; and
(iii) negative perceptions of primary care among students.

The Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission expires on January 1, 2017


10 members: 5 members of the Senate and 5 members of the House of Representatives. Must include 3 members of the majority party and 2 members of the minority party from each body.

2014-2015 commission members: Reps. Tom Huntley (co-chair), Jason Isaacson, Tara Mack, Gene Pelowski, and Joe Schomacker, and Senators Greg Clausen (co-chair), Michelle Benson, Mary Kiffmeyers, Tony Lourey, and Melissa Wiklund.

2015-2016 commission members: Reps. Tara Mack (co-chair), Tony Albright, Laurie Halverson, Joe Schomacker, and Jennifer Schultz, and Senators Greg Clausen (co-chair), Michelle Benson, Mary Kiffmeyers, Tony Lourey, and Melissa Wiklund.

Agency heads:

The commissioners of Health, Human Services, Commerce, and other state agencies provide assistance and technical support to the commission at the request of the commission.

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: 11/13/2019

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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