Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project

Rukavina Receives Health Freedom Fighter Award

Representative Tom Rukavina
MNHLRP President Greg Schmidt presents Representative Rukavina with the Award.
Representative Tom Rukavina received the Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project's Health Freedom Fighter award for his work in repealing the ban on payments to unlicensed practitioners who assist injured workers.  The 2009 Minnesota Legislature passed the repeal of the Work Comp Legislation, only to have it vetoed by Governor Pawlenty. 

MNHLRP President Greg Schmidt presented the award to Representative Rukavina at a recent gathering in September.  "Representative Rukavina recognized that, although the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) presented this ban as a reform it wasn't a reform at all.  He listened to us and took action," said Schmidt. 

Please return to this page often to see additional Health Freedom Fighter awards that will be presented in the upcoming months.