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BOARD/COMMISSION:  Minnesota Sex Offender Program - Hospital Review Board

(MSOP HRB)


Address

PO Box 64992
St Paul, MN
55164-0992


Supporting Entity/Enabling Legislation Supported by Department of Human Services (DHS)

ENABLING LEGISLATION
M.S. 253B.22
Enabled: 07-01-1982

Chair and Contact
CONTACT
Jessica Geil
(218) 565-6234
  • CHAIR
Membership

Candidates for appointment to the HRB must be an attorney, a psychologist, or a member of the public. All candidates must meet the qualifications listed below. Individuals employed by the Department of Human Services or affiliated with the Department of Human Services within the last year are ineligible for appointment to the HRB.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Possess a basic understanding of the Commitment Act (Minnesota Statute Chapters §253B and 253D), particularly those provisions relating to the commitment of individuals as a sexually dangerous person or a sexual psychopathic personality.
  • Have at least two years’ experience in the field of mental health.
  • Able to participate in initial and ongoing training related to service on the HRB.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with sexual abusers and general knowledge of sex offender diagnosis and treatment.

Specific Qualifications:

Attorneys:

  • Two years’ experience related to civil commitment in Minnesota (preferred).
  • Licensed (and in good standing) to practice law in Minnesota.
  • Ability to preside over hearings and over deliberations.
  • Writing skills to summarize information presented at hearings and articulate the HRB’s recommendations.

Psychologists:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in Minnesota.
  • Be in good standing with the Minnesota Board of Psychology.
  • Writing skills to summarize information presented at hearings and articulate the HRB’s recommendations.
Member Info

COMPENSATION

  • Per Diem: $300.00
  • Other Compensation: Mileage is also compensated.

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

  • Requires Older Member - no
  • Requires Senate Approval - no
  • Members file campaign finance and disclosure - no

Entity Powers and Duties, Activity Summary

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) provides inpatient treatment to individuals civilly committed as sexually dangerous persons and sexually psychopathic personalities. The Hospital Review Board (the HRB) is established by and operates under Minnesota Statutes §253B.22 and 253D.04. This HRB hears MSOP clients' concerns regarding the conditions of their care and provides verbal and/or written recommendations to MSOP administrators.

The HRB meets and acts in three-member panels comprised of an attorney, a psychologist, and a member of the public. HRB will be asked to attend meetings utilizing interactive television (ITV) or an in-person appearance at the MSOP location closest to them (St. Peter, St. Paul, or Moose Lake). 

During the HRB's meetings, each client receives approximately 15 minutes to present his/her issues to the HRB. Following the hearing, the HRB may make a written recommendation to MSOP which may require a response from the MSOP administration. HRB hearings may occur up to twice per month--monthly at MSOP-Moose Lake and quarterly at MSOP-St. Peter--for up to 3 hours per meeting.

Candidates for appointment to the HRB must be an attorney, a psychologist, or a member of the public. All candidates must meet the qualifications listed. Individuals employed with the Department of Human Services are ineligible for appointment to the HRB.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY



Meeting Information
Meetings typically last: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Meeting Frequency: May meet up to twice per month for up to 3 hours per meeting. Members attend the meeting via ITV or in person (on-site).

Meetings are held at:
MSOP-Moose Lake, MSOP-St. Peter, or Central Office (St. Paul)


Fiscal Information
Annual Staff Hours: 0.00
Total Appropriations:
Appropriations Description:
Fiscal Year Expenses: $0.00

Expenses Description:

Open Positions (3)
POSITION 1st Application Review Date #SEATS
Attorney 4/22/2019 1 APPLY
Public 6/5/2019 1 APPLY
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional 10/24/2018 1 APPLY

NAME
POSITION
APPLICATION DATE
ACTION
Brian Morrissey SR
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional
10/16/2018
MR Jason Kosmatka
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional
11/8/2018
Mrs. Sadie Watts
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional
11/27/2018
Felix Montez
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional
3/2/2019
Jonathan Wolf
Attorney
4/17/2019
Hanna Valento
Public
5/15/2019
Allen Garber
Public
5/15/2019
Mr Roger Boughton
Public
5/15/2019
Cassie Anderson
Public
5/15/2019
Ms. Dena Alexander
Public
5/16/2019
Rahya Iliff
Public
5/16/2019
Sheri Melander-smith
Public
5/20/2019
Grace Moua
Public
5/31/2019
Leslie Norsted
Attorney
6/24/2019
Hugh Aylward Mr
Public
6/24/2019
Ms. Catherine Moore
Attorney
7/1/2019

No pending appointments found.

POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
ACTION
Staff - Contact
Staff
Filled
01/01/2020

Current Members (3)
POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
Attorney #1
Commissioner of Human Services
Posted
07/18/2019
Psychologist #1
Commissioner of Human Services
Posted
07/18/2019
Public #1
Commissioner of Human Services
Posted
07/18/2019