July 29, 2020 - 1:00pm



Meeting Site:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only. Join the meeting here.

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

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

  1. Welcome and opening remarks
  2. Orientation
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Ethics policy
    3. Administrative
  3. Epidemiology and statistics of chronic kidney disease in Texas
  4. Committee structure and logistics:
    1. Frequency and length of meetings
    2. Goals for Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force
    3. Development of subcommittees
  5. Public comment
  6. Committee feedback and planning for next meeting
  7. Adjourn.

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to chronic kidney disease. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form at https://texashhs.org/CKDTF_PCReg_July2020 no later than 5:00 p.m. July 27, 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 Task Force.

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., July 27, 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 are representing 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 whom they are speaking on behalf of. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format that will be distributed by HHSC staff to Task Force members and made available 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 Mary Kathryn Zambrano, Research Specialist, at 512-915-8678 or CKDTaskForce@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Zambrano at 512-915-8678 or CKDTaskForce@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the meeting so arrangements can be made.