Texas Pharmaceutical Initiative (TPI) Board Agenda

April 9, 2024 - 10:00 am

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, North Austin Complex Expandable Training Rooms, 1.401-1.404
4601 W. Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX
78751
United States

Texas Penal Code Section 46.03(a)(14) states: “A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possesses or goes with a firearm, location-restricted knife, club, or prohibited weapon listed in Section 46.05(a) … in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held, if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and if the entity provided notice as required by that chapter.”

Please note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, and the Health and the Human Services Commission is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Section 46.15(o), prohibiting firearms and other weapons prohibited under Section 46.03, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting.

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 at https://texashhsmeetings.org/HHSWebcast. Select the tab for North Austin Complex 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.

This meeting will also be conducted via videoconference call in accordance with the requirements of Section 551.127, Government Code. The member of the board presiding over the meeting will be physically present at the location specified above.

The TPI Board reserves the right to discuss any agenda item in closed session where authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Call to order, logistical announcements, roll call, and opening remarks
  2. Consideration of March 7, 2024, draft meeting minutes
  3. TPI Advisory Council (TIPAC) agency member presentations on how each agency will utilize TPI, with discussion by TPIAC members and TPI Board
    1. Employee Retirement System of Texas
    2. Teachers Retirement System of Texas
    3. Health and Human Services Commission
    4. Texas A&M University System
    5. University of Texas System
  4. Status update on TPI-related procurements
    1. Executive search firm: HHSC Procurement #HHS0014090
    2. Consultant for drafting of the TPI Business Plan: HHSC Procurement #HHS0014227
  5. Closed Session. The TPI Board may enter into closed session under one or more provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551, including but not limited to Sections:
    1. 551.071, related to consultation with and advice from its attorney; and
    2. 551.074, related to personnel matters.
  6. Discussion and possible action items from closed session
  7. Ongoing implementation of TPI and development of business plan
  8. Public comment
  9. Review of action items and agenda items for future meeting
  10. Adjourn

Public Comment: TPI welcomes public comments pertaining to any agenda item. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment may 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 at  https://texashhsmeetings.org/TPI_PCReg_Apr2024 no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2024. 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 by HHS staff to TPI members and agency staff. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to TxPharmaInitiative@hhs.texas.gov immediately after pre-registering, but no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2024, 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 TPI members and agency staff.
     
  2. Written comments: Members of the public may provide written public comments by completing a Public Comment Registration form at https://texashhsmeetings.org/TPI_PCReg_Apr2024. A member of the public who wishes to provide written public comments must email the comments to TxPharmaInitiative@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2024. Please include your name and the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments must be emailed to HHSC immediately after pre-registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting. 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 TPI members and agency 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 linked 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 HHSC.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Whitney Smith-Nelson, Project Manager, Chief Program and Services Office at TxPharmaInitiative@hhs.texas.gov.

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

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Whitney Smith-Nelson at TxPharmaInitiative@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.