Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council (PANS) Agenda

May 21, 2021 - 9:00 am

United States

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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.

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  1. Welcome, roll call and member introductions
  2. Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome overview
  3. Consideration of minutes from the February 26, 2021, meeting for approval
  4. Member term selections
  5. Overview of Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 119A, as adopted by House Bill 2783, 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019
  6. Committee updates
    1. Clinical awareness
    2. Diagnosis and treatment
    3. Education and outreach
  7. Legislative report outline and responsibilities
  8. Public comment
  9. Action items and topics for follow-up
  10. Adjourn

The Council may take any action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to the Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council. 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 the comments to odpc@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 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 must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 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, 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 you are representing or that you 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 Council members and State staff.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Irma Villarreal, Advisory Committee Liaison, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-438-4517, or odpc@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 Villarreal at 512-438-4517 or odpc@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.