November 6, 2020 - 10:00am

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Location:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online virtually using Microsoft Teams only. There is not a physical location for this meeting. Join the meeting here.

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

  1. Welcome, Roll call, Establishment of Quorum
  2. Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes from August 21, 2020 meeting – full committee
  3. Vote on Chair and Vice Chair positions – full committee
  4. Vote on Committee bylaws – full committee
  5. Discussion on Suicide Prevention and Safe Sleep position statements
  6. Discussion on COVID impact
    1. Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS)
  7. Legislative reminder and discussion
  8. Public Comment

Public Comment: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to Child Fatality Reviews and strategies to reduce fatalities. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to DSHS by emailing CFRT no later than 5:00 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or state 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 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 pm, Wednesday, November 4, 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 DSHS staff to members, state staff and for public distribution. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only).  Handouts must be emailed to DSHS immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to The Child Fatality Review Coordinator at 512-776-7373 or cfrt@dshs.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 assistive technology or services should contact The Child Fatality Review Coordinator at 512-776-7373 or cfrt@dshs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so arrangements can be made.