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Attorney – DHS Hospital Review Board

Posted 6 months ago

Membership

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

– 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.

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.Member Info

COMPENSATION

  • Per Diem: $
  • Other Compensation: $200 per diem plus mileage

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

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

Entity Powers and Duties, Activity Summary

The Hospital Review Board (HRB) hears concerns from clients receiving treatment at the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) and the Minnesota Security Hospital (doing business as the Forensic Mental Health Program-FMHP) regarding conditions affecting treatment and provides verbal or written recommendations to program administration. The HRB panel consists of one psychologist, one attorney and one public member. The HRB is established by and operates under Minnesota Statutes 253B.22. The HRB panel meets with clients and staff from each program (AMRTC and FMHP) not less than once every six months. During the HRB’s meetings each client receives approximately 15 minutes to present their concerns to the HRB. Following the hearing, the HRB may make a verbal or written recommendation to AMRTC or FMHP administrators. The attorney member prepares written recommendations if necessary. 

Candidates for the appointment of the HRB must be an attorney, a psychologist, or a member of the public. Candidates must meet the qualifications listed as applicable. 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. Hospital Review Board members serve three year terms following appointment. 

ACTIVITY SUMMARY


Meeting InformationMeetings typically last: 2 Hours or LessMeeting Frequency: Meet not less than once every six months for each program area (AMRTC and FMHP)

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