Government Affairs, Libby Law Office
Buck McAlpin has worked in government affairs for nearly 20 years. In 2004, Buck founded McAlpin Consulting LLC to provide primarily healthcare consulting and lobbying services to corporate, trade association, and non-profit clients. Buck has worked in the healthcare arena since 1985, starting as a Paramedic for North Memorial Health Care and working through the ranks to Operations Manager and, most recently, the Director of Government Relations. Buck has an extensive background in healthcare financing and a strong understanding of the commercial and governmental payment programs at the state and federal level. Buck also understands the legislative hurdles involved around “Scope of Practice” issues. Buck drafted, lobbied, and successfully implemented the first-of-its-kind “Community Paramedic” program in Minnesota. Buck travels around the country as a frequent speaker and a sought out expert on “Scope of Practice” issues and implementation of the Community Paramedic Program.
Although Buck has primarily worked with the healthcare and public safety committees in the legislature, he has also worked with taxes, veterans, commerce, and the civil law committees. Buck works very closely to maintain strong relationships with multiple trade associations, state regulatory agencies, and lobbyists to meet the needs of his clients.
Buck has served on numerous EMS, healthcare and public safety committees and associations since 1985. Currently, he is a board member on the MN Rural Health Association, the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care Flex Committee, the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, and the Restart Foundation; and he was appointed by the Commissioner of DOLI, Ken Peterson, to serve on the Workers Compensation Medical Review Board. Buck also served as a City Council member and Mayor for the City of Annandale, where he grew up and attended high school.
Buck maintains a national and state licensure as a Paramedic in Minnesota.