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Long-Term Care Task Force

Active dates:2000
Established by Legislative and Executive Branch Leadership

The task force convened to address the emerging issues in long-term care in Minnesota.


The task force met 12 times between May and December 2000. At the first three meetings in May and June, the task force reviewed current information about the long-term care system and the issues facing the state, developed a working draft of a vision statement, and heard responses to the draft vision statement from stakeholders.


The task force members included 12 legislators, six senators and six representatives, named by the leadership in the Senate and House, with bipartisan representation. Members also included the three commissioners of state agencies most involved in long-term care issues: the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. The Commissioner of Human Services convened the task force and chaired the meetings.

The following individuals served on the task force: Senators Linda Berglin, John Hottinger, Sheila Kiscaden, Edward Oliver, Don Samuelson, and Dan Stevens; Representatives Jim Abeler, Fran Bradley, Lee Greenfield, Kevin Goodno, Luanne Koskinen, Mary Ellen Otremba; Commissioner of Housing Finance Agency Kit Hadley; Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm; and Commissioner of Human Services Michael O’Keefe. 

Commissioner O'Keefe served as chair of the task force.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Long-term-care task force ideas include lawsuit: State panel looks to push the envelope with a proposal to sue the government over nursing-home care. Star Tribune, 9/14/2000.
Task force gives seniors a say on health care options. Star Tribune, 8/16/2000.
Close to home: As planners are rethinking nursing-home care, the options will become more varied and familiar. Pioneer Press, 8/9/2000.
State task force looks into reform as number of aging Minnesotans grows. Pioneer Press, 8/6/2000.
Care for the aging to be examined. Star Tribune, 6/19/2000.
Task force examines issues for Minnesota's elderly. Grand Forks Herald, 6/17/2000.
Panel favors freedom, though risky, for aged - People should be enabled to live independently as long as possible, a state task force says. Star Tribune, 6/16/2000.
Vision of services for state's older residents released today. Pioneer Press, 5/31/2000.
Record last updated: 08/15/2023

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