Texas State Child Death Review Team (SCFRT) Committee Agenda
August 20, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.
Microsoft Office Teams Live Event
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually online using Microsoft Teams only. Join the meeting here.
There is no physical location for this meeting.
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Participants wishing to provide public comment should see the Public comment heading below.
- Greeting, Roll Call, Quorum Establishment – Michael Baldwin, Chair and Sallie Allen, HHSC, Policy and Rules, Advisory Committee Coordination Office
- Introducing New Committee Members – Michael Baldwin, Chair
- Review of May 21, 2021 minutes, meeting for approval – Committee of the Whole
- Updates and Announcements
- Introducing the New Director of the DSHS Injury Prevention Office – Amy Bailey
- Update on the legally mandated report of the SCFRT due April 2022 – Sarah Blezinger
- Update on the SCFRT Text Mark and Media Package – Sarah Blezinger
- Updates from the 87th Legislative Session – Jeremy Triplett
- Spotlight on Local Child Death Review Team (CFRT): Hays County CFRT – Julia Ramsay New
- Public comment
- Vote on two open SCFRT positions – six permanent members
Public comment: The State Department of Health Services (DSHS) welcomes comments from the public on topics related to child death reviews and strategies to reduce deaths. Members of the public who wish to provide public comments are encouraged to complete a public comment form.
Members of the public who wish to provide written public comments to DSHS can send an email no later than 5:00 PM Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you represent, or speak in private as a citizen. Written comments will not be read aloud during the meeting by staff, but comments will be forwarded to Crown staff and Committee members for review. Comments should not include confidential or protected health information.
If you would like to register to provide oral comment, please check the correct box on the public comment form. Instructions for providing oral comments will be emailed to you. Registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Members of the public can also use the Microsoft Teams Live Events Q&A section during the meeting to submit a request for public comment. The application must contain your name and either the organization you represent or speak to as a private citizen, and your direct phone number. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in comments.
Public comments are limited to three minutes. Each speaker must indicate his name and either the organization he represents, or that he speaks as a private citizen. Members of the public using documents are asked to provide an electronic copy in an accessible PDF format. Documents are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5 “by 11”, single side). Documents should be emailed to DSHS immediately after registration and include the name of the person who will be commenting. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in handouts. Staff will not read documents aloud during the meeting, but documents will be provided to Committee members and government staff. Public speakers are not permitted to intervene or ask questions of Committee members during the remainder of the meeting.
Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to the Injury Prevention Coordinator at 512-776-7373 or [email protected]
This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required and there is no charge to attend this meeting.
People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistive technology or services should contact the Injury Prevention Coordinator at 512-776-7373 or [email protected] at least 72 hours before the meeting so that arrangements can be made.