May 12, 2021 - 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.

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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.

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 leaves 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 December 2, 2020, meeting minutes
  4. Panel member responsibilities
    1. Ethics Presentation
    2. Open Meetings Act
    3. Texas Ethics Commission – Personal Financial Statements
  5. 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §601.2(c), digestive system treatments and procedures, §601.2(d), ear treatments and procedures, and §601.2(s) laparoscopic/thoracoscopic surgery (including robotic surgery)
  6. 25 TAC Chapter 601 organization and format
  7. House Bill 2853, relating to the Texas Medical Disclosure Panel, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021
  8. Stakeholder inquiries: TMDP website FAQs and informed consent form language
  9. 25 TAC §601.2(b), cardiovascular system, and 25 TAC §601.2(o), respiratory system treatments and procedures
  10. Public comment
  11. Announcements and agenda items for next meeting
  12. Adjournment

The TMDP may take action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The TDMP 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 at: http://texashhsmeetings.org/TMDP_PCReg_May2021

Members of the public who would like to provide written public comment to HHSC may email HHSC_TMDP@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m. May 10, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or that you are speaking as a private citizen. If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the registration form.  Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be forwarded to State staff and panel 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 10, 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 and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, as well as your direct phone number. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in comments.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. 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) of documentation. 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 panel members and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to panel members during the rest of the meeting.

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, at HHSC_TMDP@hhsc.state.tx.us or 512-438-2889.

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 Cates-Brown at 512-438-2889 or HHSC_TMDP@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.