May 10, 2021 - 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.

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

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.

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

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Consideration of February 8, 2021, joint meeting minutes for approval
  3. Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC’s) Access and Eligibility Services
  4. Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) quarterly performance
    1. Information, referral, and assistance
    2. Texas Lifespan Respite Care Program
  5. ADRCAC and TRAC operations
    1. ADRCAC chair election
    2. Texas Administrative Code and Bylaws subcommittee meeting reports
    3. ADRCAC and TRAC member updates on programs and services
  6. Public comment
  7. Review action items and discuss agenda items for the August 9, 2021, meeting
  8. 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 who would like to provide written public comment to HHSC may email ADRC@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m., May 6, 2021. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be forwarded to State staff and ADRCAC and TRAC members for their consideration. Comments should not include confidential information or protected health 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 p.m., May 6, 2021. 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, either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in comments.

Each speaker must state their name and either the organization they are representing or that they are speaking as a private citizen. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format. 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. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in handouts. Staff will not read handouts aloud during the meeting, but handouts will be provided to ADRCAC and TRAC members and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to ADRCAC and TRAC members during the rest of the meeting.

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.