June 16, 2020 - 9:00am



Location:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only.  To access the meeting, click on the link below. There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Registration is required in advance (at no cost) to attend this meeting.  Click here to register and complete the form.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


  1. Roll call
  2. Approval of the February 12, 2020, minutes
  3. Neonatal and maternal designation programs – Department of State Health Services
  4. Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee Consultation with the Perinatal Advisory Council
  5. Neonatal levels of care rule discussion
  6. Public comment
  7. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to Neonatal and Maternal levels of care designation programs for Texas hospitals. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Perinatal_Advisory_Council@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m., June 12, 2020. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that 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 12, 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 name of the organization you represent or that 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 are speaking. 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 for public distribution. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. 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 David Williams, Council Coordinator, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-380-4374, or david.williams@hhsc.state.tx.us.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact David Williams at 512-380-4374 or David.Williams@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.