October 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Brown-Heatly Building Public Hearing Room
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

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  1. Welcome and introductions  
  2. Update from the Chair
  3. Review and approval of meeting minutes from July 10, 2017 (PDF)
  4. Staff updates
    1. Appointment terms
    2. Legislative update
    3. Program initiatives
  5. Palliative Care Information and Education website
    1. Advance directive language discussion
    2. Palliative care provider site
  6. Continuing education
    1. Upcoming continuing education event
    2. Next steps and goals  
  7. Legislative report discussion
    1. Timeline
    2. Data collection
    3. Report topics and priorities
    4. Next steps
  8. Action items for staff or member follow-up
  9. Public comment
  10. Adjourn

Public comment may be taken on any agenda item.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Jimmy Blanton, Director, Health Quality Institute, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-380-4372, jimmy.blanton@hhsc.state.tx.us.

People who wish to submit written testimony for public comment may do so either by hard copy or electronically.  The address for hardcopy submission is: Jimmy Blanton, 6330 East Highway 290, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78723.  The address for electronic submission is: jimmy.blanton@hhsc.state.tx.us.

This meeting is open to the public.  No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Blanton at 512-380-4372 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.