Skip to main content
Important Changes to Office Operations: COVID-19 Information

BOARD/COMMISSION:  Palliative Care Advisory Council


Address

625 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN
55164


Supporting Entity/Enabling Legislation Supported by Department of Health (MDH)

ENABLING LEGISLATION
144.059
Enabled: 07-12-2017 Expires: 07-01-2025

Chair and Contact
CONTACT
Donna McDuffie
(651) 201-3620
  • CHAIR
Membership

Membership includes:

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.

Member Info

COMPENSATION

  • Per Diem: $0.00
  • Other Compensation:

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

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

Entity Powers and Duties, Activity Summary

The council shall consult with and advise the commissioner on matters related to the establishment,  maintenance. operation. and outcomes evaluation of palliative care initiatives in the state.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

The Palliative Care Advisory Council has been established and members have been appointed after a application process was implemented.  Members have been convened regularly, bylaws developed and adopted, a strategic plan has been drafted and the annual legislative reports have been written and submitted.


Meeting Information
Meetings typically last: 2nd Wednesday each month
Meeting Frequency: 5-7 pm Agendas posted at https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/palliative/pcac.html

Meetings are held at:
TBD


Fiscal Information
Annual Staff Hours: 100.00
Total Appropriations: $0.00
Appropriations Description:
Fiscal Year Expenses: $4,600.00

Expenses Description:

Space, supplies, staff, overhead
Open Positions (8)
POSITION 1st Application Review Date #SEATS
Physician 8/24/2020 1 APPLY
Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 8/24/2020 1 APPLY
Care Coordinators 8/24/2020 1 APPLY
Licensed Health Professionals 8/24/2020 1 APPLY
Patient or Personal Caregiver 8/24/2020 2 APPLY
Health Plan Representative 8/24/2020 1 APPLY
Physician Assistant 8/24/2020 1 APPLY
Member 8/24/2020 1 APPLY

NAME
POSITION
APPLICATION DATE
ACTION
Kirstin LeSage
Physician
8/21/2019
James Friedman fried534@umn.edu
Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
8/15/2019
Dr Joan "Jody" Chrastek
Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
8/4/2020
Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Mahan
Care Coordinators
8/20/2019
Carol Shapiro
Patient or Personal Caregiver
8/13/2019
Patrick Plehyee Treka Patrick Treka Mr
Patient or Personal Caregiver
8/2/2020
Mrs. Dannell Shu
Patient or Personal Caregiver
8/10/2020
Dr C Scott Kammer
Health Plan Representative
8/3/2020
Karen Wald
Member
8/11/2019
Joy Liu
Member
8/21/2019
Karen Gervais PhD
Member
7/27/2020

No pending appointments found.

POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
ACTION
Staff - Contact
Staff
Filled
07/11/2021
Student Member
Commissioner of Health
Term ends in 0 days
Staff - Contact # 2
Staff
Term ends in 0 days
Staff - Contact #3
Staff
Filled
06/26/2023

Current Members (18)
POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
Care Coordinator #1
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
Care Coordinator #2 (Spiritual Counselor)
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022
Health Plan Representative
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
Licensed Health Professional #1
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022
Licensed Health Professional #2
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022
Licensed Health Professional #3
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
Member #1
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
Member #2
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022
Patient or Personal Caregiver #1
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022
Patient or Personal Caregiver #2
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
Patient or Personal Caregiver #3
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022
Patient or Personal Caregiver #4
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
Physician #1
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022
Physician #2 (ABHPM Certified)
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
Physician Assistant
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
RN or APRN #1
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022
RN or APRN #2 (NBCHPN Certified0
Commissioner of Health
Posted
10/01/2020
Licensed Social Worker
Commissioner of Health
Filled
10/01/2022