Rehabilitation Review Panel
The Rehabilitation Review Panel (RRP) reviews and makes determinations with respect to appeals from orders of the commissioner regarding certification approval of rehabilitation consultants and vendors; advises the department about vocational rehabilitation issues; and assists in the education of the provider community about workers' compensation. The RRP also has the authority to sanction a rehabilitation provider after a hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings if there has been a violation of the statutes or rules.
The RRP is composed of two members each representing employers, insurers, rehabilitation and medicine (for a total of eight), one member representing chiropractors and four members representing labor. The current RRP chairman is Duane Butorac.
View member list (updated March 2019)
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., in the Minnesota Room at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Some panel members may participate by telephone. Members of the public may also monitor the meetings by telephone. 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. The panel currently has an opening for one alternate labor representative. 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.