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Rehabilitation Review Panel

The Rehabilitation Review Panel (RRP) was created in 1981 by Minnesota Statutes 176.102. The RRP is composed of two members each representing employers, insurers, rehabilitation and medicine (for a total of eight), one member representing chiropractors and four members representing labor. The current RRP chairman is Duane Butorac.

Under M.S.176.102, the RRP reviews and makes determinations with respect to appeals from orders of the commissioner regarding certification approval of rehabilitation consultants and vendors; advises the department about vocational rehabilitation issues; and assists in the education of the provider community about workers' compensation. The RRP also has the authority to sanction a rehabilitation provider after a hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) if there has been a violation of the statutes or rules.

By statute, the RRP is a separate entity from the department. However, the department supplies all required administrative support to the board.

The RRP meets quarterly, at 1 p.m., in the Minnesota Room at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. See the current meeting schedule below. Some panel members may participate by telephone. Members of the public may also monitor the meeting by telephone. For more information or to be added to the email list for meeting notices, contact Patricia Rutz at patricia.rutz@state.mn.us or (651) 284-5235. People on the email list for meeting notices may also receive periodic updates from the department about rehabilitation or other workers' compensation activities.

Application for appointment

Apply to become an RRP memberApplication for appointment as a member of the Rehabilitation Review Panel is initially handled through the Secretary of State's office. The panel currently has an opening for one alternate labor representative. To view open positions and to apply, visit the Secretary of State's Boards and Commissions webpage. Prior to applying, view the member list above to determine which group you most closely reflect. Following submission of your application to the Secretary of State's office, the application will be forwarded to DLI for consideration.

RRP schedule, agendas and minutes
Jan. 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes
July 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 4, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 5, 2017 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 26, 2015
Agenda Minutes
July 23, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 2, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 22, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 2, 2014
Agenda Minutes
July 24, 2014
Agenda Minutes
April 3, 2014 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 23, 2014 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 3, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 11, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 4, 2013 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 24, 2013 Agenda Minutes




















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