Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council Agenda

June 6, 2024 - 10:00 am

Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street, Robert D. Moreton Building, Room M-100, Austin, Texas
United States

Location: For members of the public, the physical location of the conference call will be Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Moreton Building, Room M-100, Austin, Texas 78756

This meeting will be webcast. This public meeting will be webcast and archived on the Texas Health and Human Services website for later viewing: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings.

Members of the public may access a live stream of the meeting at https://texashhsmeetings.org/HHSWebcast. Select the tab for the 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.

The Statewide Health Coordinating Council will convene as posted to hear, consider, discuss, and take formal action, as applicable and necessary, on the following agenda items, as time allows:

  1. Call to order.
  2. Presiding member’s welcome and introductions.
  3. Establish a quorum – roll call and possible action to approve excused absences.
  4. Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) discussion and possible action to approve February 29, 2024, Meeting Minutes.
  5. SHCC agency representatives’ reports.
    1. Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
    2. Texas Health and Human Services Commission – Medicaid Program.
    3. Texas Department of State Health Services.
    4. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  6. Update on SHCC representation on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission E-Health Advisory Committee.
  7. Health Professions Resource Center and SHCC coordinator’s report
  8. Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies report.
  9. Report on the State Health Plan Update – review of recommendations and possible action to approve State Health Plan Update draft.
  10. Administrative items and next steps:
    1. Tentative SHCC meeting dates: September 26, 2024.
  11. Public comment.
  12. Adjourn.

Note: The SHCC may act upon any agenda item.

Public Comment: Members of the public who would like to provide oral or written public comment are encouraged to do so by completing a Public Comment Form, marking the appropriate box for oral or written comment.

Submit your Public Comment Form to DSHS by emailing the Statewide Health Coordinating Council at SHCC@dshs.texas.gov. Registration for public comment should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 2024.

  • The request must contain your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen and your direct phone number.
  • Written comments are limited to three minutes and may or may not be read during the meeting for consideration by the advisory committee.
  • Oral public comments are limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name, and, on whose behalf, they are speaking.
  • Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in an accessible .pdf format that will be distributed by DSHS staff to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council members, State staff, and public distribution. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to DSHS immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.
  • Instructions for providing oral comments will be emailed to you.

For Additional Information Contact: Lissette Curry at 512-696-3881 or SHCC@dshs.texas.gov, Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.

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

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

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Lissette Curry, at 512-696-3881 or SHCC@dshs.texas.gov at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

Please note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing the Health and Human Services Commission, 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.