Previous meetings have made alternative arrangements like phone-in capability or have been canceled. These meetings are on the calendar as of today.
August 11, 2020
- Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee System Adequacy Subcommittee (IDD SRAC SA) Agenda
August 12, 2020
August 13, 2020
- This meeting will be webcast: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Incentive Study Workgroup Agenda
- This meeting will be webcast: Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) Agenda
- Cardiac Care Committee Meeting Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) Agenda
August 14, 2020
August 15, 2020
August 18, 2020
August 21, 2020
- This meeting will be webcast: Texas State Child Fatality Review Team Committee (SCRFT) Agenda
August 25, 2020
- This meeting will be webcast: Nursing Facility Payment Methodology Advisory Committee (NF-PMAC) Agenda
- State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee Administrative Simplification Subcommittee (SMMCAC AS) Agenda
- State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee Network Adequacy Subcommittee (SMMCAC NA) Agenda
- This meeting will be webcast: Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee (VBPQIAC) Agenda
- State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee Service and Care Coordination Subcommittee (SMMCAC SSC) Agenda
August 26, 2020
- State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee Complaints, Appeals, and Fair Hearings Subcommittee (SMMCAC CAFH) Agenda
- State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee Clinical Oversight and Benefits Subcommittee (SMMCAC COB) Agenda
- This meeting will be webcast: State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee Agenda
Formal Comments via the Texas Register
To let the public know about a rulemaking action – such as new, amended or repealed rules – HHS publishes a notice in the Texas Register, a publication of the Texas Secretary of State. Interested parties then can review and comment on the proposed rule. The Secretary of State publishes a new issue of the Texas Register each Friday.
The Administrative Procedure Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001) requires the notice published in the Texas Register to include a brief explanation of the proposed rule and a request for comments from any interested person. The notice also includes instructions for submitting comments regarding the rule to the agency, including the date by which comments must be submitted. Agencies must give interested persons “a reasonable opportunity” to submit comments. The public comment period begins on the day after the notice of a proposed rule is published in the Texas Register and lasts for a minimum of 30 calendar days.
Below is a list of proposed rules that have been published in the Texas Register. The proposed rules that are published in the Texas Register are open for public comment until the end of the comment period.
Draft Rules Informal Comments
Informal opportunities to comment occur before a rule is published in the Texas Register. HHS staff may solicit informal public and stakeholder input by:
- inviting stakeholders to submit comments on potential rule changes during rule development.
- sharing a draft rule with stakeholders for review.
- using existing HHS advisory committees to comment on rules.
There are currently no draft rules available for comment.
In response to the backlog of applications pending before the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, the Council directed its Executive Director at the June 16, 2020 regular meeting to coordinate with HHSC PLCU staff to develop a plan to address the backlog. The Council directed that the plan specifically address three areas of concern related to the backlog. These areas consist of:
- Development and planning for revisions to the licensing process that will prevent or reduce the likelihood of future backlogs;
- Development and implementation of a plan to eliminate the existing backlog in the licensing process; and
- Development of a plan for ensuring continued timely licensing operations under current executive orders, as well as any reasonably foreseeable future amendments or expansion of those orders.
The Council held a special called meeting on July 28th to review and approve the action plan. The action plan can be found under the Agency News webpage on the Council’s website or by clicking here.
See the latest children who were added to or updated in the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE).