Date: Jan. 3, 2019
To: Mental and licensed health professionals who are experts on positive support strategies
From: DHS Aging and Adult Services and Disability Services divisions
Purpose: To share information about openings on the External Program Review Committee
DHS is recruiting mental and licensed health professionals who are experts on positive support strategies 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 of all ages 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:
Prospective committee members apply for open positions, but are appointed by the DHS commissioner. The group meets twice a month, but the schedule varies by subcommittee (see “meetings” tab on DHS – EPRC page). Committee members:
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 ERPC committee application is available on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Boards and Commissions page. Please attach the following documentation to your application:
There is no deadline to apply, and applications are accepted throughout the year. Those selected for the committee will be subject to a background check.
If you have questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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