Bills have been introduced into MN House (#1277) and Senate (#1049) to aid Immigrant International Medical Graduates (IIMGs). They both have Republican and DFL sponsors and are labeled bipartisan. The work before us now is to keep calling out legislators to support these bills and appear before the legislature when they come to conference and a vote. This is a most exciting and hopeful time.
Senate Bill #1049:
Bill Title: International medical graduates council creation and appropriation
Creating and providing for the council on international medical graduates toaddress barriers to practice and facilitate pathways to assist immigrantinternational medical graduates to integrate into the state health care deliverysystem; appropriating money to the commissioner of health (MDH.
|Senator Jeff Hayden [D]||Primary|
|Senator John Marty [D]||Cosponsor|
|Senator Greg Clausen [D]||Cosponsor|
|Senator Sandra Pappas [D]
House Bill # 1277
Bill Title: Council on International Medical Graduates created, and money appropriated.