1. Two physicians, of which one is certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine;
2. Two registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses, of which one is certified by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses;
3. One care coordinator experienced in working with people with serious or chronic illness and their families;
4. One spiritual counselor experienced in working with people with serious or chronic illness and their families;
5. Three licensed health professionals, such as complementary and alternative health care practitioners, dietitians or nutritionists, pharmacists, or physical therapists, who are neither physicians nor nurses, but who have experience as members of a palliative care interdisciplinary team working with people with serious or chronic illness and their families;
6. One licensed social worker experienced in working with people with serious or chronic illness and their families;
7. Four patients or personal caregivers experienced with serious or chronic illness;
8. One representative of a health plan company;
9. One physician assistant that is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and
10. Two members from any of the categories described in 1-9 above.
• Council membership must include, where possible, representation that is racially, culturally, linguistically, geographically, and economically diverse.
• The council must include at least six members who reside outside Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Mille Lacs, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Washington, or Wright Counties.
• To the extent possible, council membership must include persons who have experience in palliative care research, palliative care instruction in a medical or nursing school setting, palliative care services for veterans as a provider or recipient, or pediatric care.
• Council membership must include health professionals who have palliative care work experience or expertise in palliative care delivery models in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community settings, including acute care, long-term care, or hospice, with a variety of populations, including pediatric, youth, and adult patients.