Date: July 31, 2018
To: Mental health, licensed health and positive support professionals who provide services and supports
From: DHS Disability Services Division
Purpose: To share information about an opening on the External Program Review Committee
DHS is recruiting mental health, licensed health and positive support experts to be part of the External Program Review Committee (EPRC).
The EPRC promotes respectful and thoughtful alternatives to restraints and other prohibited behavioral interventions in Minnesota. The committee ensures that DHS-licensed providers and others involved in supporting people with disabilities:
The committee also makes recommendations to the DHS commissioner on policies related to Minnesota Rules, Chapter 9544 (known as the Positive Supports Rule).
This committee is ideally suited for specialists who:
Committee members are appointed by the DHS commissioner. The group meets twice monthly, but the schedule varies by subcommittee (see “meetings” tab on DHS – EPRC page). Committee members prepare for meetings by thoroughly reviewing documentation, such as functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention forms. Members also provide supportive feedback to expanded care teams and communicate frequently with DHS staff and other EPRC representatives.
DHS invites members from remote areas to participate electronically, though DHS will ask members occasionally to meet in-person with the committee and the people we serve. DHS will pay non-state agency members up to $5,000 per year, and associated travel expenses will be reimbursed.
The committee application is available online. Please attach the following documentation to your application:
There is no deadline to apply, and applications are accepted throughout the year. If selected for an interview, the applicant will receive notice within two weeks of submittal. Those selected for the committee will be subject to a background check.
If you have any questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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