COMMITTEE:    Public Health
             Interim Charge 2 

Monday, October 5, 2020 

PLACE:       N/A 
CHAIR:       Rep. Senfronia Thompson 


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty as to scheduling safe interim hearings at this time, the House Committee on Public Health is requesting written submissions from interested parties and the public in regards to the topics listed below.


Submissions received in response to this request will be transmitted to members of the committee and posted on the House website at


Submission Guidelines

·                Submissions must be in Microsoft Word.

·                Submissions are limited to five (5) pages in length. The page limit is not inclusive of any photos, graphs, spreadsheets, charts, etc. the submitter chooses to include.

·                Please submit a separate document for each topic to which you are responding.

·                Submissions must include the submitter name, organization or entity (if applicable and an authorized representative), mailing address, email, and telephone number).

·                Please include "Interim Charge 2" in the email subject line.

·                Submissions must be sent via email to

·                All submissions are due by Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5PM (CST).


The Committee seeks responses to the Interim Charge listed below:


Interim Charge 2: Review how Texas is preparing for state and federal budgetary changes that impact the state's health programs, including: the Family First Prevention Services Act; the next phase of the 1115 Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Waiver; Texas’ Targeted Opioid Response Grant; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule, and the Healthy Texas Women Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver.


In the event it becomes feasible to safely conduct a public meeting, the Committee reserves the right to hold an in-person hearing on these charges.