Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council (TBIAC) Agenda

January 25, 2021 - 9:30 am

United States

Location:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only. There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Join the meeting here.  Attendees who wish to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome and roll call
  2. Introductions
  3. Review and approve minutes from the October 19, 2020, full TBIAC meeting
  4. Committee updates
    1. Review committee roles and responsibilities
    2. Education and awareness and services and supports
    3. Legislative and policy
    4. Database review
  5. Review member roles during the legislative session
  6. Overview of Texas Government Code Chapter 534, Chapter C, as amended by House Bill 4533, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019)
  7. Brain injury program announcements
    1. Brain injury awareness and education activities
    2. Status of filling TBIAC positions
    3. Person-Centered Planning Initiative
    4. Public health and prevention specialist position
    5. National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
  8. Public comment
  9. Preparation for next meeting
  10. Adjourn

The Council may take action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to TBIAC.  Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Christine Medeiros no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or if 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. Instructions for providing oral comment and information about joining the meeting will be emailed to you. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name, the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name, affiliation, and on whose behalf they are speaking (if anyone). Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format that will be distributed by HHS staff to Council members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to HHSC staff immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Christine Medeiros, Brain Injury Programs Manager, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-547-7907.

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 Medeiros, 512-547-7907 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.