November 2, 2020 - 1:30pm

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only. Access the meeting here. Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

This meeting does not have a physical location.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Review and approve the February 3, 2020, joint meeting minutes
  3. Review and approve the Texas Respite Advisory Committee (TRAC) May 21, 2020, meeting minutes
  4. Updates from the Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC’s) Access and Eligibility Services
  5. Review TRAC charge per the Texas Administrative Code
  6. Review and approve second draft of committee bylaws
  7. Discussion on Respite Innovative Technology Enhancements project
  8. TRAC solicitation
  9. Public comment
  10. Review action item’s for today meeting and discuss agenda items for the February 8, 2021, meeting
  11. Adjourn

Public Comment: HHSC welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the agenda items 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 Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing ADRC@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m., October 30, 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. October 30, 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.  Each speaker 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.

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

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Brit Cowley, Committee Liaison, Office of Aging and Disability Resource Centers, 512-547-7944, Brittany.Cowley@hhs.texas.gov.

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 Cowley at 512-547-7944 or Brittany.Cowley@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.