Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC)

The Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) is an advisory committee to the state Medicaid Administrator concerning health and medical care services in the state. Per NRS 422.151(2)(a), the function of the Medical Care Advisory Group is to "advise the division regarding provision of services…and increase the participation of welfare recipients in the development of policy and the administration of programs." 42 CFR §431.12 provides the function of the MCAC similarly to the NRS language.

Membership is comprised of the following representatives:

  • A member of an organized group that provides assistance, representation or other support to recipients of Medicaid.
  • A person who holds a license to practice medicine in this state and is certified by the Board of Medical Examiners in a medical specialty.
  • A person who holds a license to practice dentistry in the state.
  • A member of a profession in the field of health care who is familiar with the needs of persons of low income, the resources required for their care and the availability of those resources.
  • An administrator of a hospital or a clinic for health care.
  • An administrator of a facility for intermediate care or a facility for skilled nursing.
  • A person who holds a certificate of registration as a pharmacist in the state.
  • A recipient of Medicaid.
  • The state's Chief Medical Officer.

The committee meets quarterly.