HHS Advisory Committees
October 30, 2015 – HHSC posted on the Texas Register the decisions made regarding Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) advisory committees as required by S.B. 200, passed by the Texas Legislature earlier this year. The posting includes a list of advisory committees to be reestablished in rule, committees that will not be continued, or those whose functions will be assumed by a new advisory committee. You can find an explanation of the review process, at the Texas Register website. You also can view the list of recommendations on this website.
In addition to the review and recommendations, a more consistent advisory committee oversight process is being established within the HHS system. The intent is to make sure that each advisory committee is consistently meeting its prescribed purpose, that recommendations and relevant stakeholder feedback are being received from each committee, and that the membership of each committee is reviewed and updated every two years. Further, this oversight process will help identify any new or emerging issues that call for collection of stakeholder input through an advisory committee structure.
January 25, 2016 – As part of the process called for in S.B. 200, approved by the 84th Texas Legislature, Texas Health and Human Services agencies have drafted rules pertaining to advisory committees that are either new or are being reestablished.
Update - April 15, 2016 - The rules pertaining to HHS advisory committees that are new or being reestablished are now posted on the Texas Register.
April 22, 2016 - HHSC has posted applications for advisory committees that are either new or being reestablished, and have openings for membership. Cover letters and applications for each committee are listed below with links to each document.