The Council was established by the Legislature due to the concerns regarding public assistance transportation services. The committee is comprised of members of the legislature, members of both the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Transportation, and various associations.
The responsibilities of the council are to assist the Commissioner of Human Services in developing a single administrative structure for providing non-emergency medical transportation services. A report from the Office of Legislative Auditor verified that problems do exist in the current system. The state is responsible for these services, which are paid for with Minnesota Health Care Program funds.
“I am pleased to serve on the Nonemergency Medical Transportation Advisory Committee and I believe we can bring greater efficiency and integrity to these important services,” said Senator Nienow. “The state auditor identified problems with this program and the Advisory Committee will work to solve those problems.”
Nienow was re-elected in November to the newly reconfigured Senate District 32, which includes most of Chisago and Isanti counties.
Nienow welcomes comments and questions and can be reached by telephone at 651-296-5419, by mail at 105 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.