HB1388I-HEALTH PROFESSION SHORTAGE
Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1388 -- Missouri Health Profession Shortage Planning
Commission

Sponsor:  Baker (25)

This bill establishes the Missouri Health Profession Shortage
Planning Commission within the Department of Economic
Development.  Members appointed to the commission are to be
recognized as experts in the field of health, finance, economics,
or health facility management and must be appointed within 30
days of the effective date of the bill.  Non-legislative members
will serve a three-year term, while legislative members will
serve the duration of their current term.

The commission's duties include monitoring data and trends in the
health profession workforce, making recommendations on the
economic cluster for health care professions, identifying
recruitment and retention strategies for higher education health
care programs, promoting diversity, making recommendations on
financial and other assistance to students enrolled in health
care programs, and identifying recruitment and retention
strategies for health care employers.

The commission will annually submit a report on its findings and
recommendations to the appropriate standing committees of the
House of Representatives and Senate.

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Missouri House of Representatives
93rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated November 29, 2006 at 9:43 am