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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.

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., 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 or 651-284-5235.

RRP meeting schedule, agendas, minutes

Oct. 7 Agenda Minutes
July 8 Agenda Minutes
April 1 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 7 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 1 Agenda Minutes
July 9 Agenda Minutes
April 2 Agenda Minutes
Jan. 9 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 3 Agenda Minutes
July 11 Agenda Minutes
April 4 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 14 Agenda 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.