September 17, 2020 - 1:00pm

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This meeting does not have a physical location.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only.  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 and remarks
  3. SPPPW program overview
  4. Advisory committee member roles and responsibilities
  5. Open Meetings Act
  6. Ethics
  7. Public comment
  8. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to any topics listed above.  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 SPPPW@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m., September 15, 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., September 15, 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 and 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. 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.

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

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

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Beren Dutra, Advisory Committee Liaison, Medicaid and CHIP Services, at 512-428-1932 or Berengere.Dutra@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Dutra at 512-428-1932 or Berengere.Dutra@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.