December 2, 2020 - 1:00pm

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Meeting Site:
Microsoft Office Teams Live

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

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In accordance with §418.016 of the Texas Government Code, on March 16, 2020, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by reducing face-to-face contact for government open meetings while maintaining government transparency and government operations, Governor Abbott suspended various provisions that require government officials and members of the public to be physically present at a specified meeting location. This temporary suspension will leave important open-meeting protections in place: Members of the public will be entitled to participate and address the governmental body during any telephonic or videoconference meeting when the agenda item for Public Comment is called. Attendees who wish to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of members and guests
  3. Approval of September 16, 2020, meeting minutes
  4. Update on TMDP member appointment process
  5. Review of 25 TAC §601.2(b) Cardiovascular system
  6. Review of 25 TAC §601.2(o) Respiratory system treatments and procedures
  7. Discussion and review of draft TMDP bylaws
  8. Inquiry regarding expanding TMDP membership  
  9. Public Comment
  10. Announcements and Action items for next meeting
  11. Adjournment

The TMDP may take action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the TMDP. Members of the public who wish 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 HHSC by emailing TMDP no later than 5:00 p.m. November 30, 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 TMDP.  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. November 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 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 TMDP members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to HHSC 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 Kayla Cates-Brown, Project Manager II, Advisory Committee Coordination Office, Health and Human Services Commission, or call at

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons who wish to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Kayla Cates-Brown or call at 512-438-2889 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.