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State Quality Council

Background

Early 2012, DHS convened a State Quality Assurance Council to improve the quality of services provided to people with disabilities. Minnesota Statute section 256B.097

Key goals

The State Quality Council in collaboration with DHS, exists to support a system of quality assurance and improvement for person-directed services for people with disabilities.

  • Person centered
  • Optimize choice of community-based services
  • Outcome based
  • Quality driven
  • Effective in its use of public funds
 
 

Meetings

The council includes recipients, family members, providers, advocates, county staff, Region 10 Quality Assurance stakeholders and staff from Disability Services Division, DHS Licensing and the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Member list

Meetings are scheduled at the DHS Lafayette Building, 444 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN. DHS has a contract with Advanced Strategies through December 2012 to facilitate the council meetings and processes to build deliverables and meet the council goals. Parking information | Principles to participate

Scheduled meetings

All 2015 meetings are scheduled from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Building at 444 Lafayette Road in Room L3148:

January 23
February 27
March 27
April 24
May 15
June 26
July 24
August 28
September 25
October 23
November 20
December 18

 
 

Subcommittees

The council creates its subcommittees to focus on different areas of need. The following subcommittees are currently meeting.

Governance members
LeAnn Bieber, Lance Hegland, Steve Larson, Sarah Thorson

Legislative members
Vicki Gerrits, Alice Hulbert, Steve Larson

Regional Quality Councils
LeAnn Bieber, Jessica Olson, Debbra Swanson, Kim Tyler, Peggy Crolick, Rijuta Pathre, Tim Sullivan

Risk issues members
Lester Bauer, Sean Burke, Vicki Gerrits, Alice Hulbert, Ann Lazzara, Dennis Price, Dennis Theede, Barb Turner, Patricia Winick

Fun with numbers
Sarah Thorson, Steve Larson, Howard Miller, Debbra Swanson, Kim Tyler, Nicole Stockert, Peggy Crolick, Stacey Vogele

VOICE (Value of Individual Choices & Experiences)
Lester Bauer, Sean Burke, Vicki Gerrits, Alice Hulbert, Ann Lazzara, Dennis Price, Dennis Theede, Barb Turner, Patricia Winick

 
 



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