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Become a Board Member

Board member vacancies occur approximately yearly. The Governor appoints all members with the open appointment cycle beginning in November of each year. All Board terms are four years with no official maximum number of terms that can be served. 

Roles of the Board Members: 

As a state agency, the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy's mission and primary responsibility is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing its licensees to ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice. Board members serve in the critical role of setting and enforcing licensure and continuing education requirements. Board members also take disciplinary or corrective action against licensees who engage in incompetent or unethical practices. 
The Board meets four times a year and conducts various monthly committee meetings. 
Board members are eligible to receive a $75.00 day per diem and are reimbursed for their direct travel, hotel accommodations, and meal expenses in accordance with state reimbursement schedules.

Board Member Appointments: 

The Minnesota Secretary of State acts as an administrator in publishing vacancies every November, receiving applications, and recording appointments. Applications must be obtained from and submitted to the Secretary of State's Office. Please submit your application as soon as possible to be assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Applications will be accepted until all appointments are made by the Governor. 
Options to obtain information and submit an application to the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office: 
  1. Electronic Submission online at
  2. Mail or deliver to: Office of Secretary of State, Open Appointments, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev Drive Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155-1299. 
  3. Fax to 651.296.9073
Governor Appoints:
The Governor's appointment secretary receives the applications and works directly with the Governor to make all appointments. This process can take a few months with all appointments generally made by June of each year. The appointment secretary may contact the applicant directly for an interview or for additional information to share with the Governor. 

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