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Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Advisory committees and councils: extensions and abolitions
CHAPTER 351. COORDINATED PLANNING AND DELIVERY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESSUBCHAPTER B. ADVISORY COMMITTEESDIVISION 1. COMMITTEESThe Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposes the repeal of §351.819, concerning the Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee; §351.831, concerning the Employment First Task Force; and §351.835, concerning the Advisory Committee on Qualifications for Health Care Translators and Interpreters. HHSC proposes amendments to §351.805, concerning the State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee; §351.821, concerning the Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee; §351.823, concerning the e-Health Advisory Committee; §351.827, concerning the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council; §351.833, concerning the STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee; and §351.837, concerning the Texas Autism Council.BACKGROUND AND PURPOSEIn 2015, the Texas Legislature removed 38 advisory committees from HHSC that were established by statute and, by adopting Texas Government Code §531.012, authorized the Executive Commissioner to establish advisory committees by rule. The Executive Commissioner’s advisory committee rules were effective July 1, 2016. Several of the advisory committees are set to expire December 31, 2019, and HHSC intends to continue some of them. In addition, in Senate Bill 1731, the 85th Legislature removed the statutory expiration date for the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council, and in House Bill 4533, the 86th Legislature extended the STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee through December 31, 2023. The only purposes of the proposal are to extend the terms of several advisory committees set to expire by the end of 2019, implement the aforementioned legislation, and repeal rules relating to advisory committees that have expired or are abolished.SECTION-BY-SECTION SUMMARYProposed §351.805 extends the abolishment date of the State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee to December 31, 2023.Proposed §351.819 repeals the Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee.Proposed §351.821 extends the abolishment date of the Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee to December 31, 2023.Proposed §351.823 extends the abolishment date of the e-Health Advisory Committee to December 31, 2023.Proposed §351.827 deletes the abolishment date of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and provides that the Council will continue as long as the state law establishing it remains in effect.Proposed §351.831 repeals the Employment First Task Force.Proposed §351.833 extends the abolishment date of the STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee to December 31, 2023, consistent with Texas Government Code §533.00254(b)(1).Proposed §351.835 repeals the Advisory Committee on Qualifications for Health Care Translators and Interpreters.Proposed §351.837 extends the abolishment date of the Texas Autism Council to December 31, 2023.
Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
General administrative duties — Staff
CHAPTER 577. GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIESSUBCHAPTER B. STAFF22 TAC §577.15Proposed amended §577.15, published in the May 3, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 2252), is withdrawn. The agency failed to adopt the proposal within six months of publication. (See Government Code, §2001.027, and 1 TAC §91.38(d).)
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Public Notice – Methodology for Determining Caseload Reduction Credit for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2020
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announces its intent to seek comments from the public on its estimate and methodology for determining the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program caseload reduction credit for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020. HHSC will base the methodology on caseload reduction occurring from FFY 2005 to FFY 2019. This methodology and the resulting estimated caseload reduction credit will be submitted for approval to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.Section 407(b)(3) of the Social Security Act provides for a TANF caseload reduction credit, which gives a state credit for reducing its TANF caseload between a base year and a comparison year. To receive the credit, a state must complete and submit a report that, among other things, describes the methodology and the supporting data that the state used to calculate its caseload reduction estimates. See 45 C.F.R. §261.41(b)(5). Prior to submitting the report, the state must provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the estimate and methodology. See 45 C.F.R. §261.41(b)(6).As the state agency that administers the TANF program in Texas, HHSC believes it is eligible for a caseload reduction credit and has developed the requisite estimate and methodology. HHSC hereby notifies the public of the opportunity to submit comments.HHSC will post the methodology and the estimated caseload reduction credit on the HHSC website for FFY 2020 at https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/records-statistics/data-statistics/temporary-assistance-needy-families-tanf-statistics by November 22, 2019. The public comment period begins November 22, 2019, and ends December 6, 2019.