September 10, 2020 - 1:00pm



Meeting Site:

This meeting does not have a physical location.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only.  Join the meeting here.  Attendees who would like to provide public comment should read the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Approval of December 3, 2019, meeting minutes (vote required)
  3. Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience Act
  4. TCCD bylaws renewal
  5. TCCD membership terms
  6. Proposed advisory committee rule amendments (including TCCD rule)
  7. Electronic visit verification
  8. State agency representative reports
    1. Texas Workforce Commission
    2. Behavioral health
    3. Department of Family and Protective Services
    4. Consumer-directed services policy and operations
  9. Public comment
  10. Review of action items and agenda items for next meeting
  11. Adjourn and thank you

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to any agenda items noted above.  Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Beren Dutra, Advisory Committee Liaison, Medicaid and CHIP Services, at no later than 5:00 p.m., September 8, 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 Committee.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form.  Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you.  Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. September 8, 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, either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Each speaker must state their name and on whose behalf they are speaking (if anyone).  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 Committee 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.

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

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

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Dutra at 512-428-1932 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.