August 20, 2020 - 10:00am

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams Live Events only. Join the meeting here. Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below. There is not a physical location for this meeting.

  1. Welcome and opening remarks, including COVID-19
  2. Proposed rules*
    1. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) proposes new rules in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 40, Epinephrine Auto-Injector and Anaphylaxis Policies, Subchapter B, §§40.11 – 40.18, and Subchapter C, §§40.21 – 40.28, concerning Epinephrine Auto-Injector Policies in Certain Entities and Youth Facilities
    2. DSHS proposes new rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 40, Epinephrine Auto-Injector and Anaphylaxis Policies, Subchapter D, §§40.41 – 40.49, concerning Maintenance and Administration of Asthma Medication
    3. DSHS proposes the amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 1, Adult Stem Cells, Subchapter V, §1.462 , concerning Informed Consent for Investigational Stem Cell Treatment
    4. DSHS proposes the amendments to rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 97, Communicable Diseases, Subchapter A, §97.3 and §97.4, concerning Notifiable Conditions
    5. Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposes the repeal of rules in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 68, Electronic Visit Verification System, §§68.101 – 68.103, and proposes the repeal of rules and new rules in Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Medicaid Health Services, Subchapter A, Division 11, §354.1177, and Subchapter O, §§354.4001, 354.4003, 354.4005, 354.4007, 354.4009, 354.4011, and 354.4013, concerning Electronic Visit Verification
    6. HHSC proposes the amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Medicaid Health Services, Subchapter A, Division 1, §354.1003, concerning Claims Payment Deadline Exception
    7. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 411, Subchapter A, §411.1 and §411.3, and 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, §351.841, concerning the Joint Committee on Access and Forensic Services
    8. HHSC proposes the amendments to rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 302, IDD-BH Training, Subchapter A, §§302.1, 302.5, 302.7, and 302.9, concerning Mental Health First Aid
    9. HHSC proposes the amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 306, Behavioral Health Delivery System, Subchapter D, Division 1, §306.204, concerning Discharge and Furlough Medication
    10. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 415, Subchapter C, §§415.101 – 415.111, and in TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 5, Subchapter C, §§5.101 – 5.114, and new rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 306, Behavioral Health Delivery System, Subchapter G, §§306.351 – 306.360, concerning Use and Maintenance of the HHSC Psychiatric Drug Formulary
    11. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 404, Subchapter E, §§404.151 – 404.169, and new rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 320, Rights of Individuals, Subchapter A, §§320.1 – 320.15, concerning Rights of Individuals Receiving Mental Health Services
    12. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 383, and new rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 903, concerning Interstate Compact on Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    13. HHSC proposes the repeal of rules and an amendment to a rule in TAC, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 133, Hospital Licensing, Subchapter C, §133.48, and Chapter 135, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Subchapter A, §135.26 and §135.27, and in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 510, Private Psychiatric Hospitals and Crisis Stabilization Units, Subchapter C, §510.47, concerning Medical Error Reporting
    14. HHSC proposes new rules in TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 565, Home and Community-based Services, Subchapters A - E, and Chapter 566, Texas Home Living, Subchapters A - D, concerning Regulatory Certification Principles and Processes for Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living Program Providers
    15. HHSC proposes the amendments to rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Reimbursement Rates, Subchapter A, §355.112, and Subchapter F, §355.723, concerning Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living Day Habilitation and Respite Reimbursement
    16. HHSC proposes the repeal of a rule and amendment to rules in TAC, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 351, Coordinated Planning and Delivery of Health and Human Services, Subchapter B, Division 1, §§351.801, 351.815, 351.817, 351.827, 351.829, and 351.833, concerning HHSC Advisory Committees
  3. State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee Recommendations
  4. Adjourn

*Public comment will be taken on these agenda items.

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

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the listed agenda items. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form at https://bit.ly/HHSCEC_PCReg_Aug2020. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing ACCO_CommitteeFacilitation@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m. August 18, 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 Council.

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. August 18, 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 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 HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

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.

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 Sparkman, Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council Liaison, by phone at 512-438-2897 or by email at ACCO_CommitteeFacilitation@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.