What is the Rural Health Advisory Committee?
The Rural Health Advisory Committee (PDF), created during the 1992 Legislative session, serves as a statewide forum for rural health concerns and features a diverse membership to:
- Advise the commissioner of health and other state agencies on rural health issues
- Provide a systematic and cohesive approach toward rural health issues and planning
- Encourage cooperation among rural communities and among providers.
The governor appoints the 15-member committee to serve four-year terms, and includes the following rural representation:
- Consumers (3)
- Health care professional (1)
- Higher education (1)
- Hospital (1)
- Legislators (4)
- Midlevel practitioner (1)
- Nursing home (1)
- Physician (1)
- Registered nurse (1)
- Volunteer ambulance service (1).