Minnesota Palliative Care Advisory Council 

The Palliative Care Summit: Practice, Policy, and Payment advances the recommendations of the Minnesota Palliative Care Advisory Council. 

The Minnesota Palliative Care Advisory Council was established by the legislature in 2017. The Council is charged with assessing access to palliative care across Minnesota, analyzing barriers to palliative care, and making recommendations to the legislature. 

The Council has produced 4 legislative reports. You can learn more about the council at their webpage through the Minnesota Department of Health. 

The 2021 Legislative Report (PDF) provides updated information about the Palliative Care Advisory Councils’ efforts during 2020. This includes work toward the Council’s 19 recommendations presented in the previous years’ report, as well as the Council’s efforts around health equity and access to care.

The 2020 Legislative Report (PDF) provides updated information about the Palliative Care Advisory Council’s efforts. The report also includes information about palliative care and details the Council’s recommendations, which serve as the foundation for its work in 2020.

The 2019 Legislative Report (PDF) outlines the progress made to date by the Palliative Care Advisory Council.  This report includes the Council’s working definition of Palliative Care, a report on the development of essential infrastructural components and preliminary collective action processes for its work.  The Council also reports on a completed pediatric palliative care assessment, the status of seven identified core focus areas as well as an analysis of legislative work done by other palliative care councils across the nation.  This report concludes with opioid legislative considerations as well as a summary of the Council’s priorities in the year ahead.

The 2018 Legislative Report (PDF) provides a brief overview of Minnesota palliative care data along with a summary of the early development efforts of the Council and its next year’s priorities.