October 12, 2018 - 9:00am

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

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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, opening remarks, and introductions
  2. Approval of minutes for July 27,2018, meeting 
  3. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health Services
    1. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    2. System of Care 
    3. Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council 
    4. Peer Support Specialist rules
    5. Staffing
  4. Behavioral Health Legislative Appropriations Request 
  5. Public comment
  6. Governor Abbott’s School and Firearm Safety Action Plan 
  7. Mental Health Condition and Substance Use Disorder Parity Workgroup progress report 
  8. Telehealth services for mental health services 
  9. Subcommittee and committee reports
  10. Public comment
  11. Planning for next meeting 
  12. Action items and committee recommendations
  13. 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 at 512-380-4308 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.