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Advisory Committee Structure Overview

Minn. Stat. 214.32, Subd. 1(c) states: An advisory committee is established to advise the program committee consisting of: 

(1) one member appointed by each of the following: the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association, the Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurse Association, the Minnesota Medical Association, the Minnesota Nurses Association, and the Minnesota Podiatric Medicine Association;

(2) one member appointed by each of the professional associations of the other professions regulated by a participating board not specified in clause (1); and

(3) two public members, as defined by section 214.02.

The Advisory Committees goals are to:

1) Promote early intervention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring for potentially impaired health professionals;

2) Provide expertise to HPSP staff and Program Committee members; and

3) Act as a liaison with membership.

The Advisory Committee meets quarterly.

Advisory Committee Members

Andrew Pfaff MN Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  member
Tracy Keizer MN Academy of Physician Assistants member
Megan Hartigan MN Ambulance Association member
Jodi Hager MN Association of Dental Therapists member
Pam Berkwitz MN Association of Social Workers member
Eric Hansen MN Association of Marriage & Family Therapy member
Stephen Gulbrandsen MN Dental Association Vice Chair
S. Bruce Benson MN Health Systems Pharmacists member
Becca Branum MN Medical Association member
Mary Kay Borgstrom MN Nurses Association member
Karen Sames MN Occupational Therapy Association Chair
Joseph Twitchell
MN Organization of Registered Nurses member
Jim Alexander MN Pharmacists Association member
Kari Prescott MN Podiatric Medical Association member
Lois Cochrane-Schlutter MN Psychological Association member
Marcia Brower MN Veterinary Association member
Lisa Weed MNLPNA/AFSCME member
Jeff Morgan Physicians Serving Physicians member
Public  member
Rose Nelson Ad Hoc  member

Advisory Committee Meetings and Minutes

All meetings are held at the University Park Plaza building located at 2829 University Avenue, Minneapolis, in Conference Room 4A from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public. 

Upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Former Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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