May 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only.  Join the meeting here

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

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

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Consideration of February 11, 2021, meeting minutes for approval (vote required)
  3. Legislative appropriations requests for the 87th Texas Legislature (2021)
  4. SPPPW subcommittees and small workgroups updates
  5. Public comment
  6. SPPPW overview
  7. Review action items and agenda items for next meeting
  8. Adjourn and thank you

Public Comment:  The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to any topics listed 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 SPPPW@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m., May 11, 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 Workgroup 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 11, 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, and 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).  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 Workgroup members and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to Workgroup 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 Beren Dutra, Advisory Committee Liaison, Medicaid and CHIP Services, at 512-428-1932 or SPPPW@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Dutra at 512-428-1932 or SPPPW@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.