June 17, 2020 - 1:00pm



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.

Registration: Registration is required in advance (at no cost) to attend this meeting.  To register, go to https://texashhs.org/SPPPWReg_June2020 and complete the form. 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Adoption of March 10, 2020, meeting minutes (vote required)
  3. Committee bylaws
  4. Texas Government Code Chapter 534, Subchapter C, as amended by House Bill 4533, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, discussion concerning STAR+PLUS pilot program eligibility, employment services, consumer direction services, and providers
  5. Discuss subcommittees and meeting timeline
  6. Public comment
  7. Agenda items for next meeting
  8. Adjourn and thank you

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to agenda items 3, 4, and 5 noted above. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing SPPPW@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m., June 15, 2020. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Council. 

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 with the information about joining the meeting.  Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., June 15, 2020.  Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment.  The request must contain your name, the organization you represent or if you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Speakers must state their name, affiliation, and on whose behalf they speak. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by HHS staff to Council members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

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

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Beren Dutra, Advisory Committee Liaison, Medicaid and CHIP Services, at 512-428-1932 or SPPPW@hhsc.state.tx.us.

People who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Dutra at 512-428-1932 or SPPPW@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.