June 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

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

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Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: "A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Texas Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter."

Please note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing the Health and Human Services Commission, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, and the Health and the Human Services Commission is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Texas Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting.

This meeting will be webcast. To access the webcast, go to https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings  the day and time of the meeting.

  1. Welcome and logistical announcements 
  2. Approval of April 10, 2018, meeting minutes and review action items
  3. Subcommittee report out
    1. Access subcommittee
    2. Sufficiency subcommittee
    3. Training and minimum requirements subcommittee
  4. Collaborative planning exercise
  5. Break
  6. Debriefing on collaborative planning exercise
  7. Survey process
  8. Review and approve survey questions
  9. Develop mission statement
  10. Report development plan including timeline and template
  11. Public comment
  12. Planning for next meeting and action items
  13. Adjournment

Public comment may be taken on any agenda item.     

Contact:  Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Novella Evans, Senior Behavioral Health Policy Analyst, Office of Mental Health Coordination, at 512-380-4315 or MH-Access-First-Responders@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 Karissa Sanchez, Committee and Council Liaison, at 512-380-4326 or MH-Access-First-Responders@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.