Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council (TBIAC) Agenda

April 19, 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.

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.

  1. Welcome and roll call
  2. Introductions
  3. Review and approve minutes from the January 25, 2021, full TBIAC meeting
  4. Committee updates
    1. Education and awareness and services and supports
    2. Legislative and policy
    3. Database review
  5. TBIAC Report to the Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner
  6. Brain injury program announcements and updates
    1. Brain injury awareness and education activities
    2. Status of filling TBIAC positions
    3. Person-Centered Planning Initiative
    4. Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services staffing
    5. Office of Acquired Brain Injury vacancy
  7. Public comment
  8. Preparation for next meeting
  9. 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 here.

Members of the public who would like to provide written public comment to HHSC may email Blake.agee@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 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 registration form. Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 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, 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 staff 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 TBIAC and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to committee members during the rest of the meeting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Blake Agee, Brain Injury Programs Liaison, Office of Acquired Brain Injury, 737-336-6540, Blake.agee@hhs.texas.gov

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 Agee, 737-336-6540, Blake.agee@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.