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Health Services Advisory Council (HSAC)
The 13-member council, made up of physicians, other health care providers, and a consumer representative, provides leadership designing health care benefit and coverage policies for Minnesota’s public health care programs. A particular focus of HSAC is evidence-based coverage policy, in which decisions regarding health care services paid for by public programs are made using the best available research on their effectiveness. Appointing Authority: Commissioner of Human Services. Compensation: $200 honorarium plus reimbursement for mileage and parking. (Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625, subd.3c)
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Kathleen Brooks, MD, MBA, MPA, University of Minnesota Medical School
HSAC typically meets nine times annually, meeting monthly with the exceptions of June, August and December. HSAC’s public meetings are usually held the second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. in room 2370 of the Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building, unless otherwise noted.
HSAC’s work on autism treatments and coverage
The public comment period for this work ended with the December 2012 HSAC meeting. Below are written public comments that were submitted to the committee.
To request an accommodation: To request a reasonable accommodation to make it possible for you to attend any of the meetings, please send a request as soon as possible to the HSAC email box or call 651-431-2202 and ask to speak to HSAC staff.
HSAC Public Testimony Disclosure form (PDF) (DHS-6201)
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