December 6, 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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  1. Welcome and opening remarks  
    1. 2019 Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council meeting dates
    2. Council membership
  2. Proposed Rules*  
    1. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) proposes an amendment to a rule in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 37, Subchapter R, Advisory Committees, §37.410, concerning the State Child Fatality Review Team Committee
    2. DSHS proposes the repeal of rules and an amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 73, Laboratories, §§73.41, 73.54, and 73.55, concerning Sale of Laboratory Services and Fee Schedule for Clinical Testing, Newborn Screening, and Chemical Analyses
    3. DSHS proposes amendments to rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 265, Subchapter B, Texas Youth Camps Safety and Health, §§265.11, 265.12, 265.15, 265.23, and 265.24, concerning Youth Camp Licensing
    4. DSHS proposes the repeal of a rule and a new rule in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 289, Subchapter E, Registration Regulations, §289.232, concerning Radiation Control Regulations for Dental Radiation Machines
    5. HHSC proposes the repeal of a rule, a new rule, and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 49, concerning Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (ANE) Requirements in Contracting for Community Services
    6. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules, new rules, and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 47, concerning ANE Requirements in Primary Home Care, Community Attendant Services, and Family Care Programs
    7. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules, new rules, and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 42, concerning ANE Requirements in Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities Program and Community First Choice Services
    8. HHSC proposes new rules and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 9, Subchapter D and Subchapter N, concerning ANE Requirements in Home and Community-Based Services Program and Community First Choice, and Texas Home Living Program and Community First Choice
    9. HHSC proposes the repeal of a rule, new rules, and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 45, concerning ANE Requirements in Community Living Assistance and Support Services Program and Community First Choice Services
    10. HHSC proposes new rules and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 44, concerning ANE Requirements in Consumer Managed Personal Attendant Services Program
    11. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules, new rules, and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 41, concerning ANE Requirements in Consumer Directed Services Option
    12. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Subchapter C, concerning Case Management For Children Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired, §§354.1501, 354.1503, 354.1505, 354.1507, 354.1509, and 354.1511
    13. HHSC proposes amendments to rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Subchapter F, Pharmacy Services, §§354.1831, 354.1867, and 354.1921, and Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Subchapter J, Division 28, Pharmacy Services: Reimbursement, §§355.8541, 355.8548, and 355.8551, concerning Pharmacy Dispensing Fee and Medication Synchronization
    14. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules, new rules, and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 2, Chapter 108, concerning Early Childhood Intervention Services
    15. HHSC proposes new rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 391, Subchapter B, Contracts, §391.213 and §391.215, concerning Contract Monitoring Roles and Responsibilities and Enhanced Contract Monitoring
    16. HHSC proposes the repeal of a rule, a new rule, and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 391, Subchapter A, Introduction and Subchapter D, Protests §§391.103, 391.401, 391.405, 391.407, 391.409, concerning Bid Protest Procedures
    17. HHSC proposes an amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 391, Subchapter G, §391.711, concerning Historically Underutilized Businesses
    18. HHSC proposes amendments to rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Subchapter A, Cost Determination Process, §§355.102, 355.105, 355.112 and Subchapter C, Reimbursement Methodology for Nursing Facilities, §355.306
    19. HHSC proposes a new rule and amendments to rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 353, Subchapter O, Delivery System and Provider Payment Initiatives §§353.1302, 353,1303, and 353.1304, concerning Quality Incentive Payment Program for Nursing Facilities
    20. HHSC proposes amendments to rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 139, Subchapter B, Licensing Procedures, §§139.21 - 139.25, and Subchapter C, Enforcement, § 139.31, concerning Abortion Facility Reporting and Licensing
    21. HHSC proposes an amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Subchapter J, Division 4, Medicaid Hospital Services, §355.8058, concerning Inpatient Direct Graduate Medical Education Reimbursement
  3. Information Rules*

    HHSC amendment to TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Subchapter J, Division 11, Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Reimbursement §355.8201, concerning Waiver Payments to Hospitals for Uncompensated Care

  4. Advisory Committee recommendations*
    1. Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council
    2. Policy Council for Children and Families
    3. Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council
  5. Adjourn

*Public comment will be taken on these agenda items.

The HHSC Executive Council will only review items listed on the agenda.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Cassandra Marx, Manager, Health and Human Services Commission Advisory Committee Coordination Office 512-706-7306, Cassandra.Marx@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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