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April 21, 2021 - 9:00am
Microsoft Office Teams Live
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams only. Join 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.
- Welcome, opening remarks, and introductions
- Approval of minutes for January 29, 2021 meeting (vote required)
- HHSC update on the legislative session and behavioral health forecast
- Presentation: Update on Medicaid 1115 Waiver Program extension
- Presentation: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ COVID-19 pandemic response
- Presentation: HHSC Behavioral Health Collaborative Grant Program
- Presentation: HHSC Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program
- Presentation: Updates to MentalHealthTX.org
- Roundtable: Member updates
- Public comment
- Review of action and agenda items for next meeting, closing remarks, adjourn
The Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to behavioral health. 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 may email MentalHealth_SBHCC@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021. Please include your name and 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 Council 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. on Monday, April 19, 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 name of 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) 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 members of the Council and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to Council members during the rest of the meeting.
Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Erica Haller-Stevenson, SBHCC Liaison, Office of Mental Health Coordination, 512-517-6147, or MentalHealth_SBHCC@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 Erica Haller-Stevenson at 512-517-6147 or MentalHealth_SBHCC@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.