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Contracted Consulting Services

These services include medical coordinators, medical consultants, evaluation programs, and course providers; as needed in the course of review of applications for licensure/registration, complaint investigations, and remediation pursuant to disciplinary and corrective actions. Minnesota Statute 15.061, authorizes the Board to enter into contracts for these services. The work consists of reviewing medical and other relevant information and/or providing remediation pertaining to a Board matter and to provide the Board a written report of that review or remediation. These professional services frequently require an understanding and review of alleged violations of Minnesota Statutes Chapters 147, 147H, 147.B, 147C, and 148 (2010), and may require testimony at investigative or judicial proceedings if needed.

  • Request for Proposal

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  • Medical Coordinator Minimum qualifications and tasks
    Must hold a current Minnesota medical license, be in active clinical practice, have at least three years of experience conducting medical chart reviews, be familiar with Minnesota licensing and regulation, and must be willing and able to come in to the Board office to provide support in the area of medical technical expertise to carry out the functions associated with the licensure/registration and discipline/remediation of Minnesota health care professionals.

    Tasks:

    A. Medical Coordinator will review and assess medical and credentialing information on applications for licensure/registration, or complaints against regulated individuals, including, but not limited to; information regarding impairment, disciplinary action by a state, federal, or local entity/association, malpractice information, patient medical records, responses regarding alleged misconduct, and other relevant investigative materials.
    B. Medical Coordinator will provide direction to Licensure and Complaint Review Committees and Board staff, via a written or dictated summary report, outlining pertinent medical and regulatory issues, and making recommendations for further investigation, obtaining independent medical review, referring to an outside agency for monitoring, and/or resolving the matter.
    C. Medical Coordinator will review and interpret supplemental medical consultant reports, investigative reports, monitoring data, and documentation of compliance with disciplinary or corrective actions, and interpret medical information in a written or dictated summary report, outlining pertinent medical and regulatory issues, and making recommendations for further investigation or resolution of the matter.
    D. Medical Coordinator will conduct expedited reviews and provide direction via a written or dictated summary report, outlining pertinent medical and regulatory issues, and making recommendations for further investigation in cases involving active mental, physical, or chemical impairment, including but not limited to review of toxicology test results, reports from treating and monitoring professionals, evaluation results, and other relevant materials.
    E. Medical Coordinator will conduct interviews and educational conferences with regulated professionals, as directed by the Licensure and Complaint Review Committees, to address identified areas of concern.
    F. Medical Coordinator may be required to provide expert testimony in a contested case hearing.
    G. Medical Coordinator shall submit an hourly rate for services, not to exceed $225.00 per hour during the five year proposal. The State will pay for all services performed at the contracted hourly rate, up to a maximum of 275 hours per work order, not to exceed $61,875.00.

    Medical coordinators, medical consultants, evaluators and course providers will work closely with the Board, Board staff and staff of the Attorney General’s office.
  • Medical Consultant Minimum qualifications and tasks
    Must hold a current medical license and be engaged in active clinical practice, and be willing to provide support in the area of medical technical expertise to carry out the functions associated with the licensure/registration and discipline/remediation of Minnesota health care professionals.

    Tasks:
    A. Medical Consultant will provide expert review of cases, including review of all relevant information, which may include applications for licensure/registration, patient medical records, and investigative data, and evaluate whether the care rendered meets minimum practice standards.
    B. Medical Consultant will provide a written report to the Board summarizing the analysis of the care provided or the conduct in question, defining applicable minimum practice standards and providing an opinion as to whether the care provided or conduct in question falls within the minimum standard of care, and specifically how conduct deviated from the standard of care.
    C. Medical Consultant may be required to provide expert testimony, by telephone or in person, at Licensure or Complaint Review Committee meetings, at educational or investigative conferences, or in a contested case hearing.
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    D. Medical Consultant shall submit an hourly rate for services, not to exceed $250.00 per hour; except for rate variations for travel and expert testimony, or special rates for services provided in exceptional circumstances (including, but not limited to, rates based on case complexity or on the availability of qualified contractors). The State will pay for all services performed at the contracted


    Medical coordinators, medical consultants, evaluators and course providers will work closely with the Board, Board staff and staff of the Attorney General’s office.
  • Evaluator Minimum Qualifications and tasks
    Must be willing to provide support in the area of medical technical expertise to carry out the functions associated with the licensure/registration and discipline/remediation of Minnesota health care professionals.

    Tasks:
    A. Evaluator will conduct either a comprehensive practice skills assessment, or an intensive outpatient or partial hospital program assessment of a practitioner, as directed by the Board. The components of a practice skills assessment may include, but are not limited to: review of clinic charts, chart stimulated recall, oral interviews, multiple choice questions, computerized case simulation, objective structured clinical examinations, simulated patient interactions, psychological/personality assessments, physical assessment, and/or screen for cognitive impairment. The multi-disciplinary components of an evaluation for impairment may include, but are not limited to: mental and physical examination, chemical dependency evaluation, and/or psychological/neuropsychological testing.
    B. Evaluator will provide a written report to the Board that summarizes the evaluation components, identifies practice skills deficiencies or impairment based on diagnostic testing, and includes recommendations for remediation/rehabilitation.
    C. Evaluator may be required to provide expert testimony in a contested case hearing.
    D. Evaluator shall submit the total cost for a comprehensive evaluation, not to exceed $10,000.00, excluding costs pertaining to specific neuropsychological assessment, formulation of an educational plan or other non-standard evaluation services, which may be billed separately; as well as hourly rates for travel and subsistence reimbursement, not to exceed $2,500.00 per day; and expert testimony reimbursement, not to exceed $400.00 per hour. The State will pay for all services performed at the contracted evaluation rate, not to exceed $50,000.00 per work order.


    Medical coordinators, medical consultants, evaluators and course providers will work closely with the Board, Board staff and staff of the Attorney General’s office.
  • Course Provider Minimum Qualifications and tasks
    Must be willing to provide support in the area of medical technical coursework to carry out the functions associated with the discipline/remediation of Minnesota health care professionals.

    Tasks:
    A. Course Provider will review complaint and/or investigative materials pertaining to a disciplinary or corrective action, and provide remedial coursework to licensees/registrants, as specified by the terms of the disciplinary or corrective action.
    B. Course Provider will provide written verification to the Board describing how a licensee/registrant satisfied course objectives and successfully completed the course, or how a licensee/registrant failed to satisfactorily complete the course.


    Medical coordinators, medical consultants, evaluators and course providers will work closely with the Board, Board staff and staff of the Attorney General’s office.