November 5, 2020 - 9:00am

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

Closed captioning for this meeting is available.  Viewers are asked to highlight the closed captioning symbol "cc" on the bottom of their viewing screen to enable this function. Please e-mail Webcasting if you have any problems enabling the closed captioning function.

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. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Review and approval of meeting minutes from July 28, 2020, and September 1, 2020, meetings
  3. Discussion: 2020 Legislative Report
  4. Review and approval of Bylaws
  5. Palliative skilled nursing care services
  6. Update: Continuing education event
  7. Planning for 2021
  8. Action items and topics for staff or member follow-up
  9. Public comment
  10. Adjourn

The PCIAC may take any action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the PCIAC. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form at http://texashhsmeetings.org/PCIAC_PCReg_Nov2020.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Jimmy Blanton, Director, Health Quality Institute, HHSC, at Jimmy.Blanton@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 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 PCIAC.

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. Tuesday, November 3, 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 PCIAC 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 Jimmy Blanton, Director, Health Quality Institute, HHSC, 512-380-4372 at Jimmy.Blanton@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 Blanton at 512-380-4372 or Jimmy.Blanton@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.