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The State Board is seeking medical coordinators, medical consultants, evaluation programs, and course providers

July 25, 2012

The State of Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (“Board”) is issuing a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to solicit proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to provide several types of professional services to the Board’s Licensure and Complaint Review Units. 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.

Goals
The goal of this RFP is to contract with a number of qualified individuals or organizations in each professional/technical service category so there are a number of qualified contractors available from which the Board may access the following professional/technical services in a quick and timely manner.

A.   Obtain timely medical review, direction for investigation, and recommendations for resolution of applications, complaints and actions pending before the Board;
B.   Carry out educational conferences with applicants for licensure/registration and regulated individuals regarding areas of concern identified by the Board’s Licensure or Complaint Review Committees;
C.   Obtain timely, independent expert review and a written report and opinion regarding a regulated individual’s ability to meet minimum practice standards;
D.   Obtain a timely comprehensive evaluation of a regulated individual’s fitness to practice safely, and/or a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s practice skills to identify deficiencies and obtain recommendations for remediation or rehabilitation;
E.   Provide specific remedial coursework pursuant to disciplinary or corrective actions;
F.   Obtain expert testimony at investigative or judicial proceedings.