September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

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Meeting Site: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online virtually using Microsoft Teams only. This meeting does not have a physical location.

Access the meeting here.

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

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Adoption of June 1, 2020, minutes (vote required)
  4. LTCFC subcommittee discussion
    1. Consistent surveys and informal dispute resolution subcommittee
    2. Medicaid quality-based systems subcommittee
    3. Allocation of Medicaid beds subcommittee
  5. Timeline/Process for preparing the LTCFC report
  6. Public comment
  7. Review of action items and agenda items for future meeting
  8. Adjourn and thank you

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to long-term care facilities. Members of the public who wish 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 no later than 5:00 p.m. September 20, 2020. Please include your name and 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 Council. 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. September 20, 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 the organization you are representing or if you are speaking as a private citizen, as well as your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name, and on whose behalf,  they are speaking for (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 at:

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Laura Gutierrez, Long-term Care Facilities Council Coordinator, at

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 Ms. Gutierrez at at least 72 hours before the meeting so arrangements can be made.