Rehabilitation Review Panel
Remote meeting statement
There will be no in-person meetings due to the current status of the state of Minnesota operating under the COVID-19 pandemic. See Minnesota Statutes 13D.021 for remote meeting requirements. Meeting will occur via Webex. View Webex instructions: interactive instructions; and printable instructions. To ensure your ability to connect, attempt log in at least five minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Contact Patricia Rutz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-284-5235 for more information or if you are unable to connect to the meeting.
RRP members, presenters (panelists)
All are able to mute and unmute their microphones.
Click the hand icon to indicate you wish to speak. If the host or chairperson calls on you, unmute yourself and state your name before speaking. Comments should be brief and concise. Note the use of headphones may impact your microphone.
After you have finished commenting, mute yourself and click the hand icon again to turn it off.
Members of the public (attendees)
All are able to hear everything, but can speak only if public input is requested, at which time the host will unmute your microphone.
Only the host can receive chat messages in the Webex application. For technical assistance, email Gretchen Longbehn at email@example.com.
Meeting materials for April 1
The Rehabilitation Review Panel (RRP) is composed of employer, insurer, labor, medical and rehabilitation representatives, and:
advises the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) about workers' compensation vocational rehabilitation issues and rules;
is a liaison between DLI and interested people about workers' compensation vocational rehabilitation; and
makes final decisions about certification approval or disciplinary matters of qualified rehabilitation consultants and vendors in conjunction with contested hearings.
The current RRP chairman is Duane Butorac.
View member list (updated May 2021)
By statute, RRP is a separate entity from the department. However, the department supplies all required administrative support to the board.
RRP meets quarterly, at 1 p.m., through the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Panel members participate via Webex. Members of the public may monitor the meetings by Webex. Future meetings may be in person.
For more information or to be added to the email list for meeting notices, contact Patricia Rutz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-284-5235.
RRP meeting schedule, agendas, minutes
Application for appointment
Apply to become an RRP member. Application for appointment as a member of the Rehabilitation Review Panel is initially handled through the Secretary of State's office. 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.
Green meeting practices
The state of Minnesota is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of this event by following green meeting practices. DLI is minimizing the environmental impact of its events by following green meeting practices. DLI encourages participants to use electronic copies of handouts or to print them on 100% post-consumer processed chlorine-free paper, double-sided.