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HEALTH COUNCILBoard: Alaska Health Care Strategies Planning Council
Board identification number: 251
Department: Department of Health and Social Services
Authority: AS 44.19.145; Administrative Order 232
Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required
Term: No defined term
Description: The council will consist of members appointed by the Governor, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Council members will include federal, state, and local governments as well as representatives from the general business community, health care providers, philanthropic agencies, faith-based organizations and other community leaders. The commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services, or the commissioner's designee, shall chair the council.
Function: Duties of the council shall include preparation and submission to the governor a health care action plan. The action plan must include: 1) a description of the current health care system in Alaska; 2) an inventory and analysis of all existing private and public health care plans, reports, and initiatives in Alaska; 3) short-term and long-term statewide strategic plans designed to improve health care access, cost, and quality within the next ten years; and 4) performance measures and accountability mechanisms to provide policy makers with tools to assess the success of the strategic plans over time.
Chair: Commissioner of DHSS
Special facts: Report to the Governor and Legislature annually. Serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
Compensation: Standard travel and per diem for members not employed by state, federal, or local government.
For further information contact:
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
Department of Health and Social Services
3601 C Street (902)
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 269-8021, FAX: (907) 269-0060