August 26, 2020 - 9:00am

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

  1. Call to order
  2. Welcome
  3. ECI introduction
    1. Program background
    2. ECI leadership team
    3. Office of the Director
    4. Performance and Oversight
    5. Policy and Support
  4. ECI Advisory Committee liaison
  5. Committee member introductions
  6. Break
  7. Advisory committee legislation
    1. Overview of role of committee members
    2. Open Meetings Act
    3. Public Information Act
    4. Appointment process
  8. Overview of ethics
  9. Adopted bylaws
  10. Advisory Committee Coordination Office
    1. Roles and responsibilities
    2. Policies affecting service
    3. Procedures for conducting a meeting
    4. Working with committee liaison
  11. Public comment (limited to three minutes per person)
  12. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the ECI Advisory Committee. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing gabriella.lopez01@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m. August 24, 2020. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or if 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 registration form. Instructions for providing oral comment and information about joining the meeting will be emailed to you. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. August 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, the organization you are representing or if 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 speak (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 Committee members, State staff, and the public. 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 Gabriella Lopez, ECI Advisory Committee Liaison, 512-776-4328, gabriella.lopez01@hhsc.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 Lopez at 512-776-4328 or gabriella.lopez01@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.