December 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams Live Events only. Join the meeting here. The meeting may also be accessed at https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings. Attendees who would like to provide public comment at the meeting should see the Public Comment section below. There is not a physical location for this meeting.

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
    1. Call to order
    2. Roll call
    3. Explanation of proceedings using Microsoft Teams live event
    4. Executive Commissioner’s welcome and remarks
  2. Public Hearing 1115 Transformation Waiver – Fast Track Extension Request*†
  3. Adjourn

*Public comment will be taken on this agenda item during this meeting.

†The application packet was posted November 27, 2020, on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission website at https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/policies-rules/waivers/waiver-renewal. 

The HHSC Executive Council will only review items listed on the agenda.

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the above agenda items. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment at the meeting are asked to complete a Public Comment Form at https://texashhsmeetings.org/HHSCEC_PCReg_Dec2020. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing ACCO_CommitteeFacilitation@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 pm December 4, 2020. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments submitted by 5:00pm are limited to three minutes and will be read aloud during the meeting. Members of the public may submit written comments on the application packet to the agency after the meeting through December 27, 2020. See https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/policies-rules/waivers/waiver-renewal for more information.

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 December 7, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section during the meeting 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, 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 for public distribution. 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 Susanna Sparkman, Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council Liaison 512-438-2897, ACCO_CommitteeFacilitation@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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 Susanna Sparkman, Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council Liaison, 512-438-2897 or by email at ACCO_CommitteeFacilitation@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.