The Vermont Statutes Online
Executive Order No. 18-22
[Governor's Health Care Workforce Work Group
WHEREAS, successful transformation of Vermont's health care system is essential to improve the access to care for, and the quality of care provided to, Vermonters; and
WHEREAS, to achieve this transformation depends on having a health care workforce with the right skills in the right place at the right time; and
WHEREAS, a properly equipped health care workforce will require health reform initiatives that cut across traditional lines of state agency and department responsibility and will require maximum involvement of the community of educational and health professional stakeholders.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Peter Shumlin, by virtue of the power vested in me as Governor of the State of Vermont, do hereby establish the Governor's Health Care Workforce Work Group as set forth below.
I. Composition, Appointments, Process
The Secretary of Administration shall select and appoint the members of the Workforce Work Group, as called for in the Health Care Workforce Strategic Plan, dated January 15, 2013, and adopted by the Green Mountain Care Board. The Work Group shall include state government interagency representation as well as representation from health care employers, clinicians, membership organizations, secondary and higher education, and other relevant interest groups.
Each member of the Work Group shall serve a three-year term and may be reappointed to subsequent terms by the Secretary.
The Work Group shall have two co-chairs, one selected by the Secretary of Administration and one elected by the members of the Work Group from among its members. The Work Group shall designate the term of each chair.
The Work Group shall meet at the call of the co-chairs.
Administrative and staff support shall be provided by the Agency of Administration.
The Work Group shall be advisory to the Governor and the Secretary of Administration and shall:
A. provide statewide direction and planning for health workforce initiatives and activities;
B. monitor health workforce trends and needs;
C. develop strategic health workforce objectives and activities that could be pursued by state government and stakeholders;
D. advise the Secretary of Administration and relevant state agencies on the development of short and long term workforce supply, demand, and performance measures in order to provide the information needed for strategic workforce development and investment;
E. research and recommend to the Governor and the Secretary public and private opportunities for funding health workforce initiatives;
F. serve as the workforce advisory group for the State Innovation Model grant; and
G. report at least annually to the Governor and the Secretary on progress in developing a health workforce and provide workforce recommendations to ensure health care reform success.
III. Effective Date
This Executive Order shall take effect upon signing and shall continue in full force and effect until further order by the Governor.
Dated August 1, 2013