October 9, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Webcasting Available

Conference line: 1-877-820-7831
Code: 941266

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 opening remarks
  2. Review and approve July 31, 2018, meeting minutes
  3. Individual and advocate testimony related to Mental Health Condition and Substance Use Disorder (MHCSUD) benefits
  4. Subcommittee reports
    1. Subcommittee 1: compliance, enforcement, and oversight
    2. Subcommittee 2: complaints, concerns, and investigations
    3. Subcommittee 3: education and awareness
  5. Health and Human Services Commission efforts toward implementing H.B. 10, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017
    1. Office of the Ombudsman
    2. Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program
  6. Texas Department of Insurance efforts toward implementing H.B. 10
  7. MHCSUD Parity Statewide Strategic Plan
  8. Subcommittee work sessions
  9. Public comment
  10. Planning for next meeting
  11. Action items
  12. Closing remarks

Public comment may be taken on any agenda item.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Soila Villarreal, Committee and Council Liaison, Operations and Systems Management, Office of Mental Health Coordination, 512-380-4308, or Soila.Villarreal@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 Villarreal, Committee and Council Liaison, Operations and Systems Management, Office of Mental Health Coordination. Please send such requests to Soila.Villarreal@hhsc.state.tx.us or call 512-380-4308 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.