SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 135

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SCR135.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
MEDICAL EDUCATION - Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing the
Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and complete a
study of medical education needs in Idaho.

03/10    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/11    Rpt prt - to 10th Ord
03/13    10th Ord - ADOPTED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
      Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes,
      Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst,
      Little, Lodge, Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce,
      Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - President Pro Tempore Geddes
    Title apvd - to House
03/14    House intro - 1st rdg - to W/M
04/01    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
    Rls susp - ADOPTED - 64-2-4
      AYES -- Andrus, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz,
      Brackett, Bradford, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst,
      Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King,
      Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews,
      McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick,
      Pence, Raybould, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer,
      Shepherd(02), Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24),
      Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills,
      Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Barrett, Bowers
      Absent and excused -- Anderson, Black, Chadderdon, Henbest
    Floor Sponsors - Wills & Rusche
    Title apvd - to Senate - to enrol
04/02    Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
04/03    To Secretary of State

Bill Text




                                                                       
  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2008

                                                                       

                                       IN THE SENATE

                            SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 135

                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  2    STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO
  3        APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF MEDICAL EDUCATION
  4        NEEDS IN IDAHO.

  5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

  6        WHEREAS, in compliance with Senate Bill No. 1210,  of  the  First  Regular
  7    Session  of  the  Fifty-ninth  Idaho Legislature, the State Board of Education
  8    engaged the consulting services of MGT of America, Inc. in August 2007 to con-
  9    duct a medical education study  to  determine  the  need  and  feasibility  of
 10    increased medical education opportunities in Idaho, and to provide an analysis
 11    of potential models of medical education for the state; and
 12        WHEREAS,  $300,000  was appropriated from the Idaho Millennium Fund to the
 13    office of the State Board of Education to engage the services of  an  indepen-
 14    dent consultant, of which $269,000 was expended; and
 15        WHEREAS,  the study was completed and presented to the State Board of Edu-
 16    cation in December 2007; and
 17        WHEREAS, it was found that:
 18        (1)  Idaho has a need for more physicians as evidenced by statistics show-
 19        ing that Idaho ranks extremely low in the nation, and at the bottom  among
 20        states of similar population, for number of physicians per capita.
 21        (2)  Idaho's physicians are relatively older than the national average age
 22        of physicians.
 23        (3)  Many  Idaho  counties  are designated as "health professions shortage
 24        areas."
 25        (4)  Idaho is among the fastest growing states in the nation, which  means
 26        the  population  growth will strain access to physicians and will increase
 27        competition with other states for  physicians  as  the  national  shortage
 28        develops; and
 29        WHEREAS, the results of the study need to be thoroughly reviewed to evalu-
 30    ate  future  medical professional needs in Idaho and to formulate a state plan
 31    for medical education.
 32        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second  Regular  Ses-
 33    sion  of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
 34    sentatives concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is  authorized  to
 35    appoint  a  committee  to  undertake and complete a study of medical education
 36    needs in Idaho. The Legislative  Council  shall  authorize  the  committee  to
 37    receive  input, advice and assistance from interested and affected parties who
 38    are not members of the legislature.
 39        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED  that  the  Legislative  Council  is  requested  to
 40    appoint  the following legislators and ex-officio members to the study commit-
 41    tee. Legislative members shall include the:
 42        (1)  President Pro Tempore of the Senate or his designee,
 43        (2)  Senate Majority Leader or his designee,
 44        (3)  Senate Minority Leader or his designee,

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  1        (4)  Senate Finance Committee Chairman,
  2        (5)  Speaker of the House of Representatives or his designee,
  3        (6)  House Majority Leader or his designee,
  4        (7)  House Minority Leader or his designee, and
  5        (8)  House Appropriations Committee Chairman.
  6    Ex-officio members shall include:
  7        (1)  The President of the University of Idaho or his designee,
  8        (2)  The President of Idaho State University or his designee,
  9        (3)  The President of Boise State University or his designee,
 10        (4)  The President of the Idaho Medical Association or his designee,
 11        (5)  The President of the Idaho Hospital Association or his designee, and
 12        (6)  Two members of the State Board of Education, or  their  designees  as
 13        designated by the State Board of Education.
 14        BE  IT  FURTHER  RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee who
 15    are appointed by the Legislative Council shall not be reimbursed from legisla-
 16    tive funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and shall not  have  voting
 17    privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or proposed legislation.
 18        BE  IT  FURTHER RESOLVED that the scope and purpose of the study committee
 19    is to:
 20        (1)  Review and consider the findings of the Medical Education Study final
 21        report submitted by MGT of America, Inc.;
 22        (2)  Identify gaps in the MGT study and determine if and  how  those  gaps
 23        should be filled;
 24        (3)  Complete  and validate an Idaho inventory of medical education assets
 25        existing in Idaho;
 26        (4)  Evaluate future medical professional needs in Idaho; and
 27        (5)  Initiate a state plan for medical education  that  includes  expanded
 28        opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
 29        BE  IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee is encouraged to coordinate its
 30    efforts with the State Board of Education's Medical Education Study  Committee
 31    and  request that the State Board of Education Medical Education Study Commit-
 32    tee present its findings to the committee.
 33        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings,  rec-
 34    ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the First Regular Session of
 35    the Sixtieth Idaho Legislature.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact



                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 18058

To authorize Legislative Council to appoint The President Pro Tem,
the Speaker of the House, the Senate and House Majority Leaders,
the Senate and House Minority Leaders, the Senate  Finance Chair,
and the House Appropriations Committee Chair, or their designees,
along with certain Ex-officio members, to evaluate the results of
a study held in 2007 to determine the future medical professional
needs in Idaho and to formulate a state plan for medical education.


                           FISCAL NOTE

The travel expenses of members of the legislature, and possible
consultant, to review the medical education study. $15,000.00





               
Contact
Name: Robert L. Geddes 
Phone: 208-332-1300


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                       SCR 135