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July 28, 2021 - 9:00am
Microsoft Office Teams Live Event
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.
- Opening remarks and introductions
- Consideration of minutes from April 28, 2021, JCAFS committee meeting
- Subcommittee reports
- Access Subcommittee
- Summary of Utilization Review Protocol for fiscal year 2021
- Consideration of Utilization Review Protocol for fiscal year 2022
- Data Analysis Subcommittee
- Access Subcommittee
- 2020 JCAFS recommendations update and monitoring
- Update from the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Forensic Director, including update on the Forensic Strategic Plan
- Review of the JCAFS data dashboard
- Update on HHSC Forensic Data Strategy
- Updates from Health and Specialty Care System Chief of Forensic Medicine and Deputy Associate Commissioner
- Update from HHSC Behavioral Health Services - Outpatient and Jail-Based Competency Restoration programs
- Schedule for election of JCAFS officers
- Review of legislation from the 87th Legislative Regular Session that impacts the JCAFS mission
- Public comment
Public Comment: HHSC welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to access to forensic services. 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 JCAFS@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 26, 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 JCAFS 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. Monday, July 26, 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). Handouts must be emailed to JCAFS@hhsc.state.tx.us 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 JCAFS members and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to JCAFS 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 Jim LaRue, Program Specialist, Health and Human Services Commission,
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 LaRue at 512-517-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.