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Governor’s Select Committee on Health Care slates first regional meeting in Pocatello Oct. 24

Posted October 11, 2007

The Office of Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter issued the following press release on Oct. 11: 

(BOISE) – The newly created Governor’s Select Committee on Health Care will be in Pocatello on October 24th for the first of several regional meetings to gather public comments on health-care issues.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th, in the Salmon River Suite on the second floor of the Pond Student Union Building at the Idaho State University. The findings and recommendations of the Governor’s Health Care Summit, which was conducted in August, will be available for review.

The meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the Idaho State University Health Conference.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to participate at the ISU Health Conference. It makes perfect sense to launch our public sessions at this conference, as ISU has been seeking solutions to various health-care problems for many years,” said Brent Brocksome, chairman of the Governor’s Select Committee on Health Care. “The Health Care Summit’s recommendations are a place to start our discussion, and the committee will be very interested in hearing from the citizens of southeastern Idaho.”

Under Executive Order 2007-13, signed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter on September 28th, the Governor’s Select Committee on Health Care will:

  • Review and evaluate the recommendations of the Idaho Health Care Summit and periodically report its findings to the Governor;

  • Provide additional recommendations to the Governor, beyond those proposed at the Summit, for addressing Idaho’s health care issues;

  • Gather, review and evaluate health care data and information from State agencies, within the limits of state and federal law, and report its findings and analysis to the Governor;

  • Conduct meetings in each region of the state to gather public comments and perspectives;

  • Propose ways to further encourage public and private sector partnerships for providing health care services in Idaho; and

  • Work closely with the Governor and Legislature to evaluate existing state laws, policies and procedures concerning health care in Idaho.

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