November 14, 2019 - 10:00am

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. Exceptional Item Request Development, Legislative Appropriations Request Timeline, and Stakeholder Feedback Requests
    2. Flu Season
    3. Vaping
  2. Proposed Rules*
    1. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) proposes the amendments to rules and the repeal of a rule in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 13, Health Planning and Resource Development, Subchapter A, §§13.1 - 13.3, concerning Recruitment of Physicians to Underserved Areas
    2. DSHS proposes new rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 40, Epinephrine Auto-Injector and Anaphylaxis Policies, Subchapter A, §§40.1 - 40.8, concerning Epinephrine Auto-Injector Policies in Institutions of Higher Education
    3. DSHS proposes a new rule in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 1, Miscellaneous Provisions, Subchapter D, §1.61, concerning Designating Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases
    4. DSHS proposes the amendments to rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 200, Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections and Preventable Adverse Events, Subchapter A, §§200.1 – 200.6, concerning the Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections
    5. DSHS proposes the amendments to rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 100, Immunization Registry, §§100.1 – 100.8, 100.10, concerning the Texas Immunization Registry
    6. DSHS proposes the amendments to rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 157, Emergency Medical Care, Subchapter C, §157.33 and §157.34, and Subchapter G, §157.125, concerning Emergency Medical Services Personnel and Level IV Trauma Designation
    7. DSHS proposes the amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 229, Food and Drug, Subchapter EE, §229.661, concerning Cottage Food Production Operations
    8. DSHS proposes a new rule in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 1, Miscellaneous Provisions, Subchapter F, §1.81, concerning DSHS Recognition of Out-of-State License of Military Spouse
    9. Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposes a new rule in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 351, Coordinated Planning and Delivery of Health and Human Services, Subchapter A, §351.3, concerning HHSC Recognition of Out-of-State License of Military Spouse
    10. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules, amendments to rules, and new rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 748, Minimum Standards for General Residential Operations, Subchapter D, and Chapter 749, Minimum Standards for Child-Placing Agencies, Subchapter D, concerning Reviews for Children Absent from Residential Operations and Foster Homes Without Permission
    11. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules, amendments to rules, and new rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 9, Intellectual Disability Services--Medicaid State Operating Agency Responsibilities, Subchapters D and N, and Chapter 49, Contracting for Community Services, Subchapter B and Subchapter E, Division 4, concerning Administrative Penalties, Amelioration, and Informal Dispute Resolution for the Home and Community-Based Services Program and Texas Home Living Program Providers
    12. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 451, Peer Assistance, and proposes new rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 8, Peer Assistance Programs for Impaired Professionals, concerning Peer Assistance for Impaired Professionals
    13. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 412, Local Mental Health Authority Responsibilities, Subchapter D, and proposes new rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 306, Local Mental Health Authority Responsibilities, Subchapter D, concerning Mental Health Services--Admission, Continuity, and Discharge
    14. HHSC proposes the amendments to rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 371, Medicaid and Other Health and Human Services Fraud and Abuse Program Integrity, Subchapter G, §371.1603 and §371.1715, concerning Administrative Enforcement
    15. HHSC proposes a new rule in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 990, Anatomical Gift, §990.1, concerning Anatomical Gift Form
    16. HHSC proposes the amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Reimbursement Rates, Subchapter J, Division 32, §355.8610, concerning Reimbursement for Clinical Laboratory Services
    17. HHSC proposes a new rule in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Reimbursement Rates, Subchapter F, §355.727, concerning Add-on Payment Methodology for Home and Community-based Services Supervised Living and Residential Support Services
    18. HHSC proposes a new rule in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 351, Coordinated Planning and Delivery of Health and Human Services, Subchapter B, Division 1, §351.839, concerning Nursing Facility Payment Methodology Advisory Committee
  3. Information Rules*
    HHSC adopts new rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 745, Administrator’s Licensing, Subchapter N, Division 1, §745.8914, and Division 5, §745.9030, concerning Recognition of Out-of-State License of Military Spouse as Administrator
  4. Advisory Committee Recommendations*
    Texas Council on Consumer Direction
  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 Susanna Sparkman, Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council Liaison 512-438-2897, Susanna.Sparkman@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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