July 27, 2020 - 9:00am

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Meeting Site:
Microsoft Office Teams Live

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams only.

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There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome, call to order, logistics and opening remarks
  2. Adoption of the December 3, 2019, meeting minutes
  3. Implementation of the Medicaid Autism Services benefit
  4. Recommendations for the FY 2022-2023 Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) legislative appropriations requests
  5. Stakeholder input on autism-related issues after December 31, 2020
  6. Public comment
  7. Council review of action items and planning for next meeting
  8. Adjournment

Public Comment: HHSC welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to autism spectrum disorder. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form at https://texashhs.org/TAC_PCReg_July2020.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Mike Bright at mike.bright@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2020. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Committee.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form.  Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you.  Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment.  The request must contain your name, either the name of the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Speakers must state their name and on whose behalf they are speaking (if anyone).  Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by HHS staff to Council members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to Mike Bright at mike.bright@hhsc.state.tx.us immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Note: These procedures may be revised at the discretion of HHSC.

Contact:  Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Mike Bright at mike.bright@hhasc.state.tx.us.

This meeting is open to the public.  No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Bright at mike.bright@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.