Public Hearing Notice: Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) - Notice of Stakeholder Meeting for 2024-2025 Biennium LAR Agenda

July 26, 2022 - 1:00 pm

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Robert D. Moreton Building, Public Hearing Room M-100, First Floor
1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas
78756
United States

Meeting Site:
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Robert D. Moreton Building
Public Hearing Room M-100, First Floor
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756

This meeting will be webcast. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person at the address above or access a live stream of the meeting here. Select the tab for Moreton M-100 Live on the date and time for this meeting. Please e-mail Webcasting@hhsc.state.tx.us if you have any problems with the webcasting function.

Agenda

  1. Welcome and call to order
  2. Agency overview
  3. Budget overview: 2024-2025 Biennium
  4. Public comment
  5. Closing remarks
  6. Adjourn

DSHS will conduct a stakeholder meeting to receive input on public health program funding for the 2024-2025 biennium Legislative Appropriations Request. Stakeholder input is a critical element of this process.

DSHS will accept public comment at the Austin location and virtually.  In order to provide time to all persons wishing to speak, DSHS will observe a three-minute time limit per speaker. DSHS is seeking your ideas and recommendations for funding public health programs such as disease and injury prevention, public health data, maternal and child wellness, emergency preparedness and response, vital statistics, and health-related consumer protection.

Public Comment:
Please include the following in your comments:

  • Your name or the name of your organization and a contact person.
  • A clear, concise description of the recommendation.
  • What need would be addressed by this recommendation and the expected impact or benefit to the state or the people we serve.

Members of the public who would like to provide public comment may register here and choose from the following options:

  1. Oral comments provided virtually: Members of the public must pre-register to provide oral comments virtually during the meeting by completing a Public Comment Registration form here no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2022. Please mark the correct box on the Public Comment Registration form and provide your name, either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number. If you have completed the Public Comment Registration form, you will receive an email the day before the meeting with instructions for providing virtual public comment. Public comment is limited to three minutes. Each speaker providing oral public comments virtually must ensure their face is visible and their voice audible to the other participants while they are speaking. Each speaker must state their name and on whose behalf they are speaking (if anyone). If you pre-register to speak and wish to provide a handout before the meeting, please submit an electronic copy in accessible PDF format that will be distributed to the appropriate DSHS staff. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to LAR@dshs.texas.gov immediately after pre-registering, but no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2022, and include the name of the person who will be commenting. Do not include health or other confidential information in your comments or handouts. Staff will not read handouts aloud during the meeting, but handouts will be provided to the appropriate DSHS staff.

  2. Written comments: A member of the public who wishes to provide written public comments must email the comments to LAR@dshs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2022. Please include your name and the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Do not include health or other confidential information in your comments. Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be provided to the appropriate DSHS staff. 

  3. Oral comments provided in-person at the meeting location: Members of the public may provide oral public comment during the meeting in person at the meeting location either by pre-registering using the form above or without pre-registering by completing a form at the entrance to the meeting room. Do not include health or other confidential information in your comments.

Note: These procedures may be revised at the discretion of DSHS.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or public hearing arrangements should be directed to:
Center for System Coordination and Innovation (CSCI),
1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756
Mail Code 1911, P.O. Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347
Fax: Attention: CSCI LAR at 512-776-7671
E-mail  LAR@dshs.texas.gov
Phone: 512-776-7404

This forum is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the public hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should call CSCI at 512-776-7404 at least 72 hours before the public hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.