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|Advisory/Workgroup||Agency Host||Point of Contact||Purpose of Group||Legislation||Agency Mandate||Group Membership||Meeting Information||Deliverables|
|Behavioral Health Advisory Committee||HHSCemail@example.com||Provide customer/consumer and stakeholder input to the Health and Human Services system in the form of recommendations regarding the allocation and adequacy of behavioral health services and programs within the State of Texas.||42 U.S.C. §300x-3||Membership consists of advocates, providers, and managed care organizations. |
List of Members: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/behavioral-health-advisory-committee
Meeting information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/behavioral-health-advisory-committee
| Provide recommendations related to behavioral health services, annual report, and the review of the Block Grant application each cycle.
|Early Childhood Advisory Committee||HHSC||Gabriella Lopez||Advises the HHSC Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services on development and implementation of policies that constitute the statewide ECI system.||Authorized and required under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S. Code (USC) §1441; its implementing regulations, 34 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 303, Subpart G, State Interagency Coordinating Council; Texas Human Resources Code Chapter 73, Early Childhood Intervention Services; and 40 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 101, Subchapter C, Division 3, Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee. The Committee will continue for so long as these statutes are in existence. |
Sec. 303.600 Establishment of Council - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/c/g/303.600
|Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act||Governor appoints the committee members. |
Membership consists of advocates, parents, childhood program representatitives, and state agency representatives.
List of Members: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/eci-advisory-committee
Meeting information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/eci-advisory-committee
|The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) ECI program on matters as described below:
A. Advise and assist the ECI program in the development and implementation of the policies that constitute the statewide ECI system;
B. Assist the program in achieving the full participation, coordination, and cooperation of all appropriate public agencies in the state;
C. Assist the program in the effective implementation of the statewide system, by:
1. Seeking information from service providers, service coordinators, parents, and others about any federal, state, or local policies that impede timely service delivery; and by
2. Making recommendations to ensure that any identified policy problems are resolved.
D. Advise and assist the program in the identification of fiscal and other support for services for early intervention programs under the IDEA, Part C;
E. Advise and assist the program in the assignment of financial responsibility to the appropriate agency;
F. Advise and assist the program in the promotion of interagency agreements; and
G. Advise and assist the program and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) regarding the provision of appropriate services for children age birth to five, inclusive.
The Committee, in collaboration with HHSC staff, submits an annual report on the status of specific federal indicators of early intervention programs operated within the state for children eligible under IDEA, Part C and their families.
A. This report is certified and submitted to the Office of Special Education Programs and, upon approval, is submitted to the Governor.
B. Per 20 USC § 1441(g)(1)(D), this report is also submitted to the Secretary.
|HB 906 Mental Health Task Force||TEA||Julie Wayman||to study and evaluate mental health services that are funded by the state and provided at a school district or open-enrollment charter school directly to a student, parent or family member or employee. The Task Force is also directed to study training provided to an educator and the impact of the mental health training and services. The Task Force will be supported by an institution of higher education to collect and analyze data.||HB 906 (86th Session): Chapter 38, Education Code, Subchapter F||TEA is responsible to appoint the membership of the Task Force.|
Membership is consistent of parents of students enrolled in school districts or charter schools and receive mental health services, licensed mental health provider (social worker, school counselor, professional counselor), psychiatrist, school administrators, a person who is a member of a foundation that invests in mental health services, higher education institution employee, and licensed specialist in school psychology.
Meeting information hasn't been updated since 2020.
Meeting information: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/government-relations-and-legal/government-relations/hb-906-mental-health-task-force
|The Task Force will produce a report and make recommendations for the Texas Legislature.|
|Policy Council for Children & Families||HHSC||Jimmy Blanton & Viral Khakkar||The Policy Council for Children and Families works to improve the coordination, quality, efficiency and outcomes of services provided to children with disabilities and their families through the state's health, education and human services systems.||HB 1478 (77th Session): Section 22.035, Human Resources Code. When it was established, the council was named "Children's Policy Council". In 2016, The Children Policy Council had its name change “Policy Council for Children and Families” including families of children with disability as a platform to raise their voice, concerns and provide their input. |
The Policy Council for Children and Families (“Council”) is established in accordance with Texas Government Code § 531.012 and Texas Administrative Code Title 1, § 351.815, and governed by Texas Government Code Chapter 2110 (State Agency Advisory Committees). Texas Government Code § 2110.008 (Duration of Advisory Committees) applies to the Council.
This Council will be abolished on December 31, 2024, unless Texas Administrative Code Title 1, § 351.815 is amended to provide a later date of abolition.
|It is agency (Executive Commissioner (EC) mandated (on discretion of the EC, where council members’ create legislative report once every two years).||Membership includes family members of children with special health care needs and representatives of community, faith, business and other organizations.|
The Council is composed of 24 members.
This membership includes:
A. Eleven voting members appointed by the Executive Commissioner from families with a child under the age of 26 with a disability, including:
1. At least one adolescent or young adult under the age of 26 with a disability receiving services from a health and human services system agency;
2. At least one member of a family of a child with mental health care needs; and
3. at least one member of a family of a child with autism spectrum disorder.
B. Eight voting professional members, appointed by the Executive Commissioner, one each to represent the following types of organizations or areas of expertise:
1. A faith-based organization;
2. An organization that is an advocate for children with disabilities;
3. A physician providing services to children with complex needs;
4. An individual with expertise providing mental health services to children with disabilities;
5. An organization providing services to children with disabilities and their families;
6. An organization providing community services;
7. An organization or professional that advocates for or provides services or resources to children and the families of children with autism spectrum disorder; and
8. One at-large position for an individual with expertise or experience relevant to the Council’s purposes and tasks.
C. Five non-voting, ex officio members, one from each of the following state programs and agencies or their successors, as selected by the represented agency:
1. HHSC Medicaid and CHIP Services;
2. HHSC Health, Developmental & Independence Services;
3. Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities;
4. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; and
5. Texas Department of State Health Services.
To the greatest extent possible, the HHS Executive Commissioner appoints voting members who reflect the geographic diversity of Texas.
|The Council meets quarterly and the dates are regularly updated on the link below.|
Meeting information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/policy-council-children-families
|The council produces a biennial report with recommendations to the executive Commissioner of HHSC and the Texas Legislature.
Tasks. The Policy Council performs the following tasks:
1. Studies and makes recommendations to improve coordination between the state's health, education, and human services systems to ensure that children with disabilities and their families have access to high quality services;
2. Studies and makes recommendations to improve long-term services and supports, including community-based supports for children with special health and mental health care needs, as well as children with disabilities and their families receiving protective services from the state;
3. Studies and makes recommendations regarding emerging issues affecting the quality and availability of services available to children with disabilities and their families;
4. Studies and makes recommendations to better align resources with the service needs of children with disabilities and their families;
5. Studies and makes recommendations to ensure that the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and their families are addressed, and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs;
6. Makes recommendations regarding the implementation and improvement of the STAR Kids managed care program; and Policy Council for Children and Families
7. Performs other tasks consistent with its purpose as requested by the Executive Commissioner.
|Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC)||UTS||Luanne Southern||to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state in relation to children and adolescents.||SB 11 (86th Session): Subtitle E, Title 2, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 113||13 state-funded health related institutions of higher education, HHSC, Higher Education Coordinating Board, 3 nonprofit organizations that focus on mental health care (Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Hogg Foundation, and Texas Council of Community Health Centers), UT System, and other entity that the execuetive committee considers necessary.|
List of Members: https://tcmhcc.utsystem.edu/executive-committee/
|The meetings are open to the public and available via YouTube link. They have been meeting every other month for the last few motnhs and met monthly prior to that.||The deliverables are the following 5 initiatives:
-Texas Child Health Access through Telemedicine
-Child Psychiatry Access Network
-Community Psychiatry Workforce Expansion
-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships
|Texas School Health Advisory Committee||DSHS||SchoolHealth@dshs.texas.gov||provides active leadership in the identification and dissemination of school health best practices and resources for school policy makers.|
The purpose of the committee is twofold:
1) Establish a leadership role for DSHS in the support for and delivery of coordinated school health programs and school health services;
2)Use the findings of the analysis of the student physical fitness assessment instrument adopted by the Texas Education Agency in:
-Assessing the effectiveness of coordinated health programs provided by school districts; and
-Developing recommendations for modifications to coordinated health program requirements or related curriculum.
|SB 42 (79th Session): Chapter 784, Section 1001.0711, Health and Safety Code, Title 12||List of Members: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/tshac/files/TSHAC-Roster.pdf||The rule requires the committee to meet at least twice a year, thus TSHAC meets twice a year. |
Meeting information: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/tshac-business/
|make recommendations on coordinated school health based on the results of the TEA fitness assessment.|
|Youth Leadership Council||DFPS||Kaylah Topasna||Giving youth who are, or were in foster care a forum to address issues that affect children and youth.||Information pending||Information pending||Includes two youth or young adults (ages 16 to 21) per region||Information pending||Information pending|
|Committee on Advancing Residential Practices (CARP)||DFPS||Alexis Stinnett||To strengthen our partnership, improve communication, and provide a venue for focusing on enhancements to the system that support enhanced safety, permanency and well-being for children.||Information pending||Information pending||Residential Child Care Contractors, Associations, and DFPS representatives||Information pending||give input on agency policy focusing on enhancements to the systems that support enhanced safety, permanency, and well-being for children.|
|Public Health Funding & Policy Committee||DSHS||Rafael Alberti||(1) define the core public health services a local health entity should provide in a county or municipality;|
(2) evaluate public health in this state and identify initiatives for areas that need improvement;
(3) identify all funding sources available for use by local health entities to perform core public health functions;
(4) establish public health policy priorities for this state
|SB 969 (82nd Session); Chapter 117 of the Health and Safety Code||Group member ship is a set criterion based upon S.B. 969 legislations. Currently, the committee abides bide these set criteria:|
Sec.A117.052.APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS. (a)The commissioner shall appoint nine members to the committee as follows:
(1)two regional health directors, each of whom is serving as a health authority in a municipality or county;
(2)one local health entity representative of a municipality or county with a population of 50,000 or less;
(3)one local health entity representative from a municipality or county with a population greater than 50,000 but less than 250,000;
(4)one local health entity representative from a municipality or county with a population of at least 250,000;
(5)two local health entity representatives, each of whom serves in a municipality or county as the health authority; and
(6)two representatives of schools of public health at institutions of higher education in this state.
Membership List: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/phfpcommittee/members.aspx
The next planned meeting date is October 13th,2021 followed by December 8th, 2021. Meeting dates for the next year will be added soon.
|Make recommendations on: (A) the use and allocation of funds available exclusively to local health entities to perform core public health functions;
(B) ways to improve the overall public health of citizens in this state;
(C) methods for transitioning from a contractual relationship between the department and the local health entities to a cooperative-agreement relationship between the department and the local health entities; and
(D) methods for fostering a continuous collaborative relationship between the department and the local health entities.
|Public Private Partnership (PPP)||DFPS||Ellen Letts||Explore, study, and recommend innovative and creative practices that affect the Texas Foster Care system.||Texas Administrative Code RULE §702.509||Information pending||Membership List: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/Public_Meetings/Advisory_Committees/PPP_members.asp||Quarterly||Give recommendations on Community-Based Care|
|Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council||HHSC||Erica Haller-Stevenson||The SBHCC was established to ensure a strategic statewide approach to behavioral health services.||84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, (Article IX, Section 10.04) and Government Code, Chapter 531||The SBHCC is comprised of representatives of state agencies or institutions of higher education that receive General Revenue for behavioral health services. |
Membership List: https://mentalhealthtx.org/the-statewide-behavioral-health-coordinating-council/
|https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/statewide-behavioral-health-coordinating-council||Deliverables include: Develop and monitor the implementation of a five-year statewide behavioral health strategic plan; Develop annual coordinated statewide behavioral health expenditure proposals; and, Annually publish an updated inventory of behavioral health programs and services that are funded by the state
|Statewide Collaborative on Trauma-Informed Care||Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth, and Familiesfirstname.lastname@example.org||to elevate trauma-informed policy and practices in the Texas child welfare system by creating a statewide strategy to support system reform, organizational leadership, cross-systems collaboration, and community-led efforts with data-informed initiatives. The SCTIC centered its first phase of work around these four concepts with the goal of developing a plan for transforming the child welfare system.||Information pending||This collobration effort is done through the SCTIC Implementation Task Force, which has 3 workgroups. The 3 workgroups are the following: 1) Policy & Practice, 2) Training, and 3) Information Sharing, Data, & Funding. |
Group membership list: http://texaschildrenscommission.gov/our-work/systems-improvement/sctic/
|Information pending||The Implementation Task Force was created to oversee the implementation of the strategies set forth in the Blueprint. The Implementation Task Force sets global priorities for the SCTIC, establishes workgroups to carry out priorities, and monitors progress of the workgroups to help ensure successful implementation.|
|Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless||TDHCA||Elizabeth Yevich||Legislation requires TICH to coordinate the state's resources and services to address homelessness.||Created through 74th Legislature, 1989. Reinforced with SB 607, 84th Legislature, 2015. Cited within the Chapter 2306 in the Texas Government Code||Representatives from eleven state agencies sit on the council along with members appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives.|
Membership List (as of April 2021): https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/tich/docs/TICHRoster.pdf
Past Meeting Minutes and Materials are found here: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/tich/meetings.htm
|Deliverables include: Survey current resources for services for the homeless in the state; Assist in coordinating and providing statewide services for all homeless individuals in this state; Increase the flow of information among separate providers and appropriate authorities; Provide technical assistance to TDHCA in assessing the need for housing for individuals with special needs in different localities; and Maintain a central resource and information center for homeless services.
The TICH submits an annual progress report to the governing bodies of the agencies represented on the council.
|Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council||DSHS||SHCC@dshs.texas.gov||The broad purpose of the SHCC is to ensure health care services and facilities are available to all Texans through health planning activities. Based on these planning activities, the SHCC makes recommendations to the governor and the legislature through the Texas State Health Plan (TSHP).||House Bill 1716, 75th Regular Session and Senate Bill 45, 79th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature amended Chapter 104 to expand the SHCC's focus to include health workforce and health information technology respectively.||The Texas Health Planning and Development Act, Chapters 104 and 105 of the Health and Safety Code are the enabling statute for the SHCC. Under the authority of Chapter 104, the governor, with the consent of the Texas Senate, appoints council members to staggered six-year terms.||17-member council, with 13 members appointed by the governor and four ex-officio members representing specified state agencies.|
The SHCC member list can be found here: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/chs/shcc/members/members.shtm
|Information pending||The SHCC makes recommendations to the governor and the legislature through the Texas State Health Plan (TSHP). The council also provides overall guidance in the development of the TSHP, submission of the plan to the governor, and promoting the implementation of the plan. The plan is due to the governor for adoption by November 1 of each even-numbered year.|
|Fund for Veterans' Assistance Advisory Committee||TVC||Information pending||To evaluate grant applications and provide recommendations to the Commission.||Texas Administrative Code, § 452.2||Committee members may include representatives from:|
-non-profit or philanthropic organizations;
-veterans or family members of veterans;
-individuals with the experience and knowledge to assist the committee with achievement of its purpose.
|https://www.tvc.texas.gov/about/advisory-committees/#TRLFTafF||To evaluate grant applications and provide recommendations to the Commission.|
|Veterans County Service Office Advisory Committee||TVC||Information pending||To develop recommendations to improve the support and training of Veterans County Service Officers (VCSO) and to increase coordination between VCSO and TVC relating to the statewide coordination of services provided to veterans.||Texas Administrative Code, § 452.3||The majority of members shall be current, former, or retired Veterans County Service Officers, but may also include representatives from veterans’ organizations or other individuals with the experience and knowledge to assist the committee with achievement of its purpose.||https://www.tvc.texas.gov/about/advisory-committees/#iOfOTDOE||develop recommendations to improve the support and training of Veterans County Service Officers (VCSO) and to increase coordination between VCSO and TVC relating to the statewide coordination of services provided to veterans.|
|Veterans Services Advisory Committee||TVC||Information pending||to develop recommendations to improve overall services to veterans, their families, and survivors by the TVC. TVC leadership will provide veteran service priorities to the committee for analysis and feedback.||Texas Administrative Code, § 452.4||comprised of veterans and/or non-veterans that are interested in significantly improving the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.||https://www.tvc.texas.gov/about/advisory-committees/#HHogmwQR||to develop recommendations to improve overall services to veterans, their families, and survivors by the TVC. TVC leadership will provide veteran service priorities to the committee for analysis and feedback.|
|Advisory Council on Juvenile Services||TJJD||Chief Ed Cockrell||The Advisory Council on Juvenile Services assists the Texas Juvenile Justice Department by:|
-determining the needs and problems of county juvenile boards and probation departments;
-conducting long-range strategic planning;
-reviewing existing or newly proposed standards affecting juvenile probation programs, services, or facilities; and
-analyzing the potential cost impact on probation departments of new standards proposed by the board.
|Human Services Code, Chapter 203, Section 203.0081. Added by SB 653, 82nd Legislature, 2011. Amended by HB 2733, 83rd Legislature, 2013.||Membership List: https://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/council#council-members|
The advisory council is appointed by the TJJD Board of Directors. The council consists of:
-2 juvenile court judges, appointed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas;
-3 chief juvenile probation officers, appointed by the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas;
-the executive director of TJJD or the executive director's designee;
-the commissioner of human services or the commissioner's designee;
-1 representative of the county commissioners courts, appointed by the Texas Association of Counties; and
-the director of probation services of TJJD or the director's designee.
|The Advisory Council meetings are held 5 times per year. Consistent with TJJD board meetings. Meeting dates are determined during each meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for October 8, 2021.|
-determining the needs and problems of county juvenile boards and probation departments;
-conducting long-range strategic planning;
-reviewing existing or newly proposed standards affecting juvenile probation programs, services, or facilities; and
-analyzing the potential cost impact on probation departments of new standards proposed by the board.
|Joint Committee on Access & Forensic Services||HHSC||JCAFS@hhs.texas.gov||The purpose of the committee is to provide customer/consumer and stakeholder input to the Health and Human Services system in the form of recommendations regarding access to forensic services within the state of Texas.||S.B. 1507, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015||Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/joint-committee-access-forensic-services||https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/joint-committee-access-forensic-services||The JCAFS considers and makes recommendations to the Legislature consistent with the committee’s purpose.
Recommendations to the Legislature regarding access to forensic services include:
-Monitoring the implementation of updates to the bed day allocation methodology for allocating to each designated region a certain number of state-funded beds in state hospitals and other inpatient mental health facilities for voluntary, civil and forensic patients.
-Implementing a bed day utilization review protocol, including a peer review process.
-Planning for the coordination of forensic services.
|E-Health Advisory Committee||HHSC||HHSHealthIT@hhsc.state.tx.us||to advise the Texas Health and Human Services executive commissioner and HHS agencies on strategic planning, policy, rules and services related to the use of health information technology, health information exchange systems, telemedicine, telehealth and home telemonitoring services.||Senate Bill 200 and Senate Bill 277 removed 36 advisory committees from statute and authorized the Executive Commissioner to re-establish committees in rule that would address the following issues: |
• Medicaid and other social services programs
• Managed care under Medicaid and CHIP
• Public health
• Health care quality initiatives
• Regulatory Matters
• Behavioral health
• Persons with disabilities, including persons with autism
• Protective services
• Rehabilitation, including for persons with brain injuries
• Prevention efforts
A cross-agency workgroup reviewed the ongoing needs of all advisory committees with the goal of achieving a more effective way for stakeholders to provide meaningful input on system programs. The workgroup developed criteria to evaluate 133 committees across the five health and human services agencies, including purpose and scope, committee charges and reporting requirements, duplication or overlap in functions or topics among existing committees, and the active status of each committee. Based on the evaluation, the workgroup prepared a summary of findings to post for stakeholder and public input. In September 2015, stakeholders provided feedback that was evaluated, and presented to the Executive Commissioner, whose final decisions were posted in the Texas Register on October 30, 2015. Staff drafted the necessary rules, gathered additional feedback from stakeholders, and presented them to each agency’s advisory council for approval. These rules became effective July 1, 2016. A list of the recreated committees can be found in Appendix C.
|eHAC was determined in 2015 during the start of our agency transformation after stakeholder input to combine 2 others. Here is the writeup (excerpt below) from the Transition Plan (2017) Addendum (link: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/about-hhs/transformation/october-2017-addendum-and-august-2016-plan.pdf)|
The eHAC is a combination of 2 other committees: Health Information Exchange AC and Health Care information Technology and Telemedicine/Telehealth AC.
|Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/e-health-advisory-committee||This committee meets 3 to 4 times per year, at the discretion of the Chair.|
|The tasks of the eHAC include:
-Advising on the development, implementation and long-range plans for health care information technology and Health Information Exchange (HIE), including the use of:
(1) Electronic health records,
(2)Computerized clinical support systems,
(3)HIE systems for the exchange of clinical and other forms of health information, and
(4)Other methods of incorporating HIT for the purposes of greater cost-effectiveness and better patient outcomes in health and population health.
-Advising on the development, use, and long-range plans for telemedicine, telehealth, and home telemonitoring services.
-Advising on incentives for increasing health care provider adoption and use of EHRs and HIEs.
-Making verbal or written recommendations via regularly scheduled meetings and/or designated HHSC staff liaison.
-Reporting on Committee meetings and recommendations made to HHS.
|Cross Systems Trauma-Informed Care (CSTIC)||HHSC||Holly Fullmer||To develop a coordinated statewide approach for building a person-centered, trauma-informed behavioral health and human services system and providing quality supports, services, and care to Texans.||The CS-TIC collaboration includes representatives from state agencies who receive state funding for behavioral health training or services. Group Membership can be found on this page [Provide SharePoint link of Word doc that is attached from Holly's email]||Meetings are held every other month on the 3rd Wednesday. This year during in-between months, there has been a Spotlight Series – which is an opportunity for members to present how they are implementing trauma informed care within their agencies.||The initiative involves working with state agencies across Texas to advance trauma-informed organizations, culture and services.|
|YES Waiver Training||HHSC||Chera Tribble||To ensure that Texas children with serious emotional disturbances have access to a robust array of community-based services and supports.||Information pending||Information pending||YES Waiver services for youth are family-centered, coordinated and effective at preventing out-of-home placement and promoting lifelong independence and self-defined success. There are 3 webcasts about YES Waiver and Wraparound services for which you can earn certificates.|
|Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certrification Advisory Committee||DSHS||is charged with advising the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) executive commissioner on rules to implement standards adopted under the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, relating to the training and regulation of persons working as promotores(as) or community health workers. The committee may review applications from sponsoring organizations or training programs and recommend certification to the department if program requirements are met. Additionally, the committee will carry out other tasks as requested by the HHS executive commissioner.||Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48||Group membership list (updated as of April 2021): https://www.dshs.texas.gov/CHW_Advisory_Committee_Roster_April_2021.pdf||Quarterly meetings.|
Meeting information: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/chw/advMEM.aspx
|The committee may review applications from sponsoring organizations or training programs and recommend certification to the department if program requirements are met. Additionally, the committee will carry out other tasks as requested by the HHS executive commissioner. It also distributes a CHW Newsletter.|
|Aging and Disability Resource Center Advisory Committee||HHSC||Michael McClellan||Assists the HHSC to develop and implement an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) program in Texas. Members also advise HHSC on ADRC program and policy development, including designing and operating ADRCs, obtaining stakeholder input, and achieving the goals and vision of the ADRC program.||Title 40 Social Services and Assistance, Part 1, Chapter 89, Rule §89.3||Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/adrc-advisory-committee||Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/adrc-advisory-committee||The tasks of the ADRC Advisory Committee include:
(1) Supporting HHSC to develop and implement the mission, vision and values statements to support the ADRC and the "no wrong door" system of access to long-term services and supports;
(2) Assisting HHSC to identify ADRC target populations and establish meaningful goals and objectives for those populations;
(3) Assisting HHSC to develop and implement a service delivery model supported by appropriate administrative and management information systems and information technology resources.
(4) Assisting HHSC to position ADRCs to take advantage of current and future initiatives; and,
(5) Supporting the Texas Health and Human Services system to use ADRCs as a point of access to long-term services and supports.
|Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities||Governor's Office||Send a message||works toward a state in which people with disabilities have the opportunity to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity and self-determination.||Originated from the 72nd Legislative Session (1991), which created the Chapter 115 Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities within the Human Resources Code. This section has been amended several times.||The Committee is composed of twelve members, at least seven of whom must be persons with disabilities. Officials from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Education Agency, Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and Texas State Independent Living Council serve as non-voting advisory ex-officio members.|
Membership List: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/disabilities/members
Meeting Information: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/disabilities/committee-meetings
|Develops policy recommendations based on citizen input and research prior to each legislative session and recommends changes in state laws related to Texans with disabilities.
Develops statewide networks of volunteer community-level committees to help promote the dissemination of information and support the rights of Texans with disabilities.
Provides information and technical assistance to public and private agencies and businesses to promote and facilitate disability rights laws.
Develops awards and other forms of recognition to persons and organizations making outstanding contributions to the employment of persons with disabilities and to the public awareness of issues impacting Texans with disabilities.
Advise the Governor and the Governor's staff on matters related to full participation of Texans with disabilities in all aspects of Texas life. The Committee may also work with legislative committees and with state agencies on the development of laws and policies that affect Texans with disabilities.
|Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) System Redesign Advisory Committee||HHSC||Michelle Thomas||advise HHSC on the implementation of the acute care services and long-term services and supports (LTSS) system redesign for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities||Created by SB 7 83rd Legislative Session (2013). It has been amended several times. Legal Code: Chapter 534 Government Code.||Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/intellectual-developmental-disability-system-redesign-advisory-committee||Meets quarterly.|
Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/intellectual-developmental-disability-system-redesign-advisory-committee
|Chapter 534 requires HHSC to design and implement an acute care services and LTSS system for people with IDD that supports the following goals:
(1) Provide Medicaid services to more people in a cost-efficient manner by providing the type and amount of services most appropriate to the person’s needs.
(2) Improve access to services and supports by ensuring that people receive information about all available programs and services, including employment and least restrictive housing assistance, and how to apply for programs and services.
(3) Improve the assessment of each person’s needs and available supports, including the assessment of functional needs.
(4) Promote person-centered planning, self-direction, self-determination, community inclusion, and customized, integrated, competitive employment.
(5) Promote individualized budgeting based on an assessment of each person’s needs and person-centered planning.
(6) Promote integrated service coordination of acute care services and LTSS.
(7) Improve acute care and LTSS, including reducing unnecessary institutionalization and potentially preventable events.
(8) Promote high-quality care.
(9) Provide fair hearing and appeals processes in accordance with applicable federal law.
(10) Provide fair hearing and appeals processes in accordance with applicable federal law.
(11) Provide fair hearing and appeals processes in accordance with applicable federal law.
(12) Ensure the availability of a local safety net provider and local safety net services.
(13) Promote independent service coordination and independent ombudsmen services.
(14) Ensure that people with the most significant needs are appropriately served in the community and that processes are in place to prevent inappropriate institutionalization.
|Special Education Allotment Commitee||TEA||Information Pending||to develop and make recommendations regarding methods of financing special education under the public school finance system.||HB 3 from 86th Texas Legislative Session (2019). Codified in the Texas Education Code (TEC) specifically, Section 48.1021.||Membership List: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/government-relations-and-legal/government-relations/special-education-allotment-committee||Meeting Information: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/government-relations-and-legal/government-relations/special-education-allotment-committee||to develop and make recommendations regarding methods of financing special education under the public school finance system.|
|STAR+PLUS Pilot Program Workgroup||HHSC||Michelle Thomas||advise the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the development, operation and evaluation of a new STAR+PLUS Pilot Program (Pilot). The law requires HHSC to design and implement the STAR+PLUS Pilot Program by September 1, 2023 in consultation and collaboration with both the STAR+PLUS Pilot Program Workgroup and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee.||Section 534.1015, Texas Government Code||Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/starplus-pilot-program-workgroup||Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/starplus-pilot-program-workgroup||to advise the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the development, operation and evaluation of a new STAR+PLUS Pilot Program (Pilot). The law requires HHSC to design and implement the STAR+PLUS Pilot Program by September 1, 2023 in consultation and collaboration with both the STAR+PLUS Pilot Program Workgroup and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee. The Pilot will operate in the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program and test the managed care delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), traumatic brain injury that occurred after age 21, or people with similar functional needs as a person with IDD. The pilot must start by September 1, 2023, go for at least 24 months, and include an evaluation.|
|STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee||HHSC||Caroline Sunshine||advises HHSC on the establishment and implementation of the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program||SB 7 from 83rd Texas Legislature (2013)||Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/star-kids-managed-care-advisory-committee||Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/star-kids-managed-care-advisory-committee||advises HHSC on the establishment and implementation of the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program. The STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program is legislatively mandated to provide services for children with disabilities who have Medicaid coverage to improve coordination and customization of care, access to care, health outcomes, cost containment and quality of care. The STAR Kids model must require a health home, care management, and provide comprehensive coordination of acute care and long-term service benefits.|
|Texas Autism Council||HHSC||advises and makes recommendations to the HHSC executive commissioner to ensure that the needs of persons of all ages with autism spectrum disorder and their families are addressed and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs.||Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110||Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/texas-autism-council||Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/texas-autism-council||The Texas Autism Council performs the following functions:
(1) Makes recommendations to HHSC through regularly scheduled meetings and HHSC staff assigned to the council; and
(2) Handles tasks consistent with its purpose that are requested by the executive commissioner.
|Board for Evaluation of Interpreters||HHSC||Lori Breslow||assist in administering the interpreter certification program.||Sec 81.007 of the Human Resources Code||is a seven-member advisory committee appointed by the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission or the Executive Commissioner's designe|
Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/board-evaluation-interpreters-advisory-committee
|Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/board-evaluation-interpreters-advisory-committee||assist in administering the interpreter certification program. The committee also helps develop the qualifications for each level of certification based on proficiency.|
|Hospital Payment Advisory Commitee||HHSC||Caroline Sunshine||functions as a sub-committee of the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) and advises MCAC and the Health and Human Services Commission about hospital reimbursement methodologies for inpatient hospital prospective payment and on adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals. The committee advises to ensure reasonable, adequate, and equitable payments to hospital providers and to address the essential role of rural hospitals.||Human Resources Code 32.022||TITLE 1 ADMINISTRATION|
PART 15 TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 351 COORDINATED PLANNING AND DELIVERY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B ADVISORY COMMITTEES
DIVISION 1 COMMITTEES
|Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/hospital-payment-advisory-committee||Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/hospital-payment-advisory-committee||The committee advises to ensure reasonable, adequate, and equitable payments to hospital providers and to address the essential role of rural hospitals.|
|State Medicaid Managed Care (SMMCAC) Advisory Committee||HHSC||HHSC Office of Policy and Program SMMCAC||The purpose of the SMMCAC is as follows:|
1. The SMMCAC advises HHSC on the statewide operation of Medicaid managed care, including program design and benefits, systemic concerns from consumers and providers, efficiency and quality of services, contract requirements, provider network adequacy, trends in claims processing, and other issues as requested by the Executive Commissioner.
2. The SMMCAC assists HHSC with Medicaid managed care issues.
3. The SMMCAC disseminates Medicaid managed care best practice information as appropriate.
The committee also will help HHSC with policies related to Medicaid managed care and serves as the central source for stakeholder input on the implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care.
|Texas Administrative Code Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 351, Subchapter B, Division 1 Rule 351.805(d)(2)||Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/state-medicaid-managed-care-advisory-committee||Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/state-medicaid-managed-care-advisory-committee||provides recommendations and ongoing input to the Health and Human Services Commission on the statewide implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care. The committee looks at a range of issues, including program design and benefits, systemic concerns from consumers and providers, efficiency and quality of services delivered by Medicaid managed care organizations, contract requirements for Medicaid managed care, provider network adequacy, and trends in claims processing.
The committee also will help HHSC with policies related to Medicaid managed care and serves as the central source for stakeholder input on the implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care.
|Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee||HHSC||Jimmy Blanton||provides a forum to promote public-private, multi-stakeholder collaboration in support of quality improvement and value-based payment initiatives for Medicaid, other publicly funded health services and the wider health care system.||Texas Government Code §531.012||Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/value-based-payment-quality-improvement-advisory-committee||Meets quarterly.||The Quality Committee studies and makes recommendations regarding:
(1) Value-based payment and quality improvement initiatives to promote better care, better outcomes and lower costs for publicly funded health care services.
(2) Core metrics and a data analytics framework to support value-based purchasing and quality improvement in Medicaid/CHIP.
(3) HHSC and managed care organization incentive and disincentive programs based on value.
(4) The strategic direction for Medicaid/CHIP value-based programs.
The Quality Committee also pursues other deliverables consistent with its purpose to improve quality and efficiency in state health care services, as requested by the HHSC executive commissioner or adopted into its work plan or bylaws.
By December 1 of each even-numbered year, the committee submits a written report to the executive commissioner and Texas Legislature that:
(1) Describes current trends and identifies best practices in health care for value-based payment and quality improvement
(2) Provides recommendations consistent with the purposes of the Quality Committee
|Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Advisory Committee||HHSC||Gabriella Lopez||advises the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services on development and implementation of policies that constitute the statewide ECI system.||Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act||The governor appoints the committee members.|
Membership List: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/eci-advisory-committee
|The Committee is required to meet quarterly.|
Meeting Information: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/eci-advisory-committee
|advise and assist HHSC/ECI in its operation of the statewide system of providing ECI services to eligible children and families in Texas|
|Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless||TDHCA||Elizabeth Yevich||to coordinate the state's resources and services to address homelessness.||74th Texas legislature: Texas Government Code §2306.905||Representatives from eleven state agencies sit on the council along with members appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives.|
Membership List: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/tich/docs/TICHRoster.pdf
|Meeting Information: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/tich/meetings.htm||(1) Survey current resources for services for the homeless in the state;
(2) Assist in coordinating and providing statewide services for all homeless individuals in this state;
(3) Increase the flow of information among separate providers and appropriate authorities;
(4) Provide technical assistance to TDHCA in assessing the need for housing for individuals with special needs in different localities; and
(5) Maintain a central resource and information center for homeless services.
|Employment First Task Force||HHSC||Donnie Wilson||committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have access to meaningful employment services in the community, especially integrated competitive employment.||SB 1226 (83rd Texas Legislature, 2013). Codified in Chapter 531 of the Government Code.||N/A||Task force did terminate, was not renewed with new legislation.||Promote competitive employment of people with disabilities and the expectation that individuals with disabilities are able to meet the same employment standards, responsibilities, and expectations as any other working-age adult.|
|Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee||DSHSemail@example.com||is charged with advising the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) executive commissioner on rules to implement standards relating to the training and regulation of persons working as promotores(as) or community health workers.||Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48||Membership List: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/CHW_Advisory_Committee_Roster_April_2021.pdf||Meeting Information: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/chw/advMEM.aspx||The committee may review applications from sponsoring organizations or training programs and recommend certification to the department if program requirements are met. Additionally, the committee will carry out other tasks as requested by the HHS executive commissioner.|
|Texas Behavioral Health Execuetive Council||TBHEC||Darrel Spinks||The Council is designed to play a central role in the regulation of behavioral health services and social work practice in Texas and is guided by the seasoned wisdom of its member boards in abiding by its mission and philosophy.||HB 1501 (86th Legislature, 2019) and following consecutive reviews of its member boards by the Sunset Advisory Commission||Membership Profiles: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/meet-the-council/index.html||https://www.bhec.texas.gov/important-dates/index.html||ensuring that behavioral health services and social work practice are provided by qualified and competent practitioners who adhere to established professional standards.|
|Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapist||TBHC||Sarah Faszholz||The Board’s mission is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that marriage and family therapy is provided by qualified and competent practitioners. The Board accomplishes this goal by establishing the qualifications for licensure and renewal, as well as the ethical standards for the practice of marriage and family therapy in Texas.||72nd Legislature (1991) and codified in Vernon’s Texas Civil Statutes, Article 4512c-1; and the 76th Legislature (1999) recodified the law as Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 502.||The Board consists of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Five of the board members must be licensed marriage and family therapists in good standing and four members represent the public. One professional member must also be a professional educator in marriage and family therapy.|
Membership Profile: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-marriage-and-family-therapists/meet-the-board/index.html
|https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-marriage-and-family-therapists/important-dates/index.html||The Board’s mission is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that marriage and family therapy is provided by qualified and competent practitioners. The Board accomplishes this goal by establishing the qualifications for licensure and renewal, as well as the ethical standards for the practice of marriage and family therapy in Texas.|
|Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors||TBHC||Cristina De Luna||The Board’s mission is to protect the people of Texas by ensuring professional counselors are qualified and competent practitioners. The board establishes qualifications for licensure, as well as the ethical standards to practice as a professional counselor in the state of Texas.||22 TAC Part 30, Chapter 681||Membership Profiles: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-professional-counselors/meet-the-board/index.html||https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-professional-counselors/important-dates/index.html||The Board’s mission is to protect the people of Texas by ensuring professional counselors are qualified and competent practitioners. The board establishes qualifications for licensure, as well as the ethical standards to practice as a professional counselor in the state of Texas.|
|Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists||TBHC||Diane Moore||The Board’s mission is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that the practice of psychology is provided by qualified and competent practitioners. The Board accomplishes this goal by establishing the qualifications for licensure and renewal, as well as the ethical standards for the practice of psychology in Texas.||H.B. 1501 (86th Leg.) in 2019. The Psychologists’ Licensing Act, the Board’s enabling legislation, can be found in Chapter 501 of the Occupations Code and is both a title and practice act.||Membership Profiles: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-psychologists/meet-the-board/index.html||https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-psychologists/important-dates/index.html||the state board tasked with establishing the qualifications for licensure and renewal, as well as the ethical standards for the practice of psychology by psychologists, psychological associates, and licensed specialists in school psychology in Texas.|
|Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners||TBHC||Sarah Faszholz||The State Board that licenses and regulates Social Workers in Texas.||22 TAC Part 34 , Chapter 781||Membership Profiles: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-social-worker-examiners/meet-the-board/index.html||https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-social-worker-examiners/important-dates/index.html||implements the provisions in the Social WorkPractice Act (Act), Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 505, concerning the licensure and regulation of social workers.|
|Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies||DSHS||TCNWS||To develop and maintain a statewide system that serves stakeholders by describing and forecasting the supply and demand of the changing nursing workforce in Texas.||House Bill 3126 from the 78th Regular Legislative Session. The Texas law creating the Center for Nursing Workforce Studies Advisory Committee (TCNWSAC) is found in Section 104.0155 of Chapter 104 of the Health and Safety Code.|
The TCNWSAC is supported by the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS). The statute establishing the TCNWS within the Health Professions Resource Center can be found in Chapter 105, Section 105.002 of the Health and Safety Code. Section 105.003 covers data collection, and Section 105.004 concerns reports.
|This is a 21-member committee with representation from nursing and healthcare organizations, employers of nurses, state agencies, nurse researchers, nurse educators as well as a consumer member.|
Membership List: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/chs/cnws/TCNWSAC/TCNWSAC_Roster.pdf
|https://www.dshs.texas.gov/chs/cnws/Nursing-Advisory-Committee-Meetings/||Guide in the accuracy of reporting nursing workforce data and research results;
Develop priorities and an operations plan for the TCNWS;
Provide policy recommendations to assure an adequate nursing workforce for the State of Texas;
Identify other issues concerning nursing professionals in Texas that need further study
|Texas Workforce Investment Council||TWC||Send a message: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/twic/contact||purpose is to assist the Governor and the Legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system, which is composed of eight state agencies, their local program providers, and over 20 diverse and dynamic programs.||Texas Government Code, Chapter 2308||The Council is composed of 19 members. The Governor appoints 14 members representing business and industry, organized labor, education, and community-based organizations. The remaining five members are ex-officio representatives from the Council's member state agencies.|
Membership List: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/twic/members
|https://gov.texas.gov/organization/twic/meetings||The Council provides information, data, analysis, and recommendations through the various reports, research, and publications that you will find on this website.|
|Advisory Committee on Promoting Adoption of Minority Children (ACPMAC)||DFPS||Cheryl Gomez||provide stakeholders with an opportunity to give input on agency policy focusing on enhancements to the systems that will promote the adoption of and provision of services to minority children.||40 TAC 702.511||The Committee consists of 17 members from numerous regions throughout the state.||https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/Public_Meetings/Advisory_Committees/||1) Study, develop, and evaluate programs and projects relating to community awareness and education, family support, counseling, parenting skills and education, and reform of the child welfare system.
2) Consult with churches and other cultural and civic organizations.
3) Report to the department at least annually the committee’s recommendations for department programs and projects that will promote the adoption of and provision of services to minority children
|Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC)||DSHS||MaternalHealth@dshs.texas.gov||MMMRC develops recommendations to help reduce the incidence of preventable pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity in the state.||Senate Bill 495, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 Chapter 34, Texas Health and Safety Code||The MMMRC is a 17-member multidisciplinary committee. |
Membership List: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/maternal_mortality_and_morbidity.shtm
|https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/maternal_mortality_and_morbidity.shtm||the MMMRC develops recommendations to help reduce the incidence of preventable pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity in the state. The review committee and DSHS must submit a joint report on the findings of the review committee and recommendations to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the House of Representatives, and appropriate committees of the Texas Legislature by September 1 of each even-numbered year, beginning Sept. 1, 2016.|
|Parent Collaboration Group for Foster Care||DFPS||Aundrea Ealoms & Kenneth Thompson||Responds to priority (3) in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Amendments which improves the Child Protective Service System of the State case management, ongoing case monitoring, and delivery of services and treatment provided to children and their families.||can consist of up to 22 members, but currently down on membership||October, 2021 Austin, Texas||Elevate the value of parents’ voices and parental engagement to staff; Increase Father Involvement; Increase parent participation in regional parent support groups; Supporting efforts to reduce the disproportionality efforts at the regional and state level; Focus on Investigations, Family-Based Safety Services and Foster Care; and Improve services for children and families by implementing policy changes recommended by the PCG.|