October 19, 2020 - 9:00am

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Meeting Site:
Microsoft Office Teams Live

Meeting Location: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only. Join the meeting here.

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. Call to order, announcements and opening remarks
  2. Adoption of the July 29, 2020, meeting minutes
  3. Subcommittee workgroup reporting and collaboration:
    1. Updates from Task Force subcommittees
      1. Subcommittee A- Education & Prevention
      2. Subcommittee B - Legislative Issues
      3. Subcommittee C - Treatment
      4. Subcommittee D - Early Detection/Comorbidities
      5. Subcommittee E - Living Donation and Transplantation
    2. Recommendations for report to the Governor
  4. Adoption of bylaws
  5. Public comment
  6. Committee feedback and planning for next meeting
  7. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to chronic kidney disease. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here no later than 5:00 p.m. October 15, 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 Task Force. 

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 with the information about joining the meeting. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., October 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, 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, affiliation, 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 HHSC staff to Task Force 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.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content or meeting arrangements should be directed to Mary Kathryn Zambrano, Research Specialist, at 512-915-8678 or CKDTaskForce@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 Zambrano at 512-915-8678 or CKDTaskForce@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so arrangements can be made.