December 11, 2017 - 9:00am

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

Webcasting Available

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announces its intent to conduct a public hearing to receive comments on proposed new rules to implement Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 697, §§1.138.1 – 1.138.8, concerning the definition, treatment, and disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains from healthcare related facilities. The proposed new rules are published in the November 17, 2017 issue of the Texas Register, (42 TexReg 6469). The purpose of the amendments is to implement Senate Bill 8, 85th Legislature, 2017, Regular Session.

The public hearing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on December 11, 2017, in the Brown-Heatly Building, Public Hearing Room, Health and Human Services Commission, 4900 N. Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78751. If the time allotted does not accommodate the number of individuals registered to speak, HHSC will extend the public hearing until no later than 5 p.m. on December 11th to accommodate as many registrants as possible.

The public hearing will be structured for the receipt of oral or written comments. Individuals can present oral statements when called upon in order of registration. No open discussion will occur during the public hearing. Comment time for each individual will be determined by the total number of people registered to speak in the time allotted. If time permits, comments will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker but may be further limited if more registrants need to be accommodated.

Written Comments. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, or email:

U.S. Mail
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attention: Donyiel Davis
Mail Code 1065
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Overnight mail, special delivery mail, or hand delivery
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attention: Donyiel Davis
Brown-Heatly Building
4900 North Lamar
Austin, Texas 78751
Phone number for package delivery: 512-428-1922