Texas State Child Fatality Review Team (SCFRT) Committee Agenda

Pevita Lena

August 20, 2021 – 10:00am

Microsoft Office Teams Live Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online virtually using Microsoft Teams only. Join the meeting here.

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Closed captioning for this meeting is available. Viewers are asked to highlight the closed captioning symbol “cc” on the bottom of their viewing screen to enable this function.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome, Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum – Michael Baldwin, Chair and Sallie Allen, HHSC, Policy and Rules, Advisory Committee Coordination Office
  2. Introduction of new Committee members – Michael Baldwin, Chair
  3. Consideration of Meeting Minutes from May 21, 2021, meeting for approval – full Committee
  4. Updates and Announcements
    1. Introduction of New DSHS Office of Injury Prevention Manager – Amy Bailey
    2. Update on SCFRT Legislatively Mandated Report due April 2022 – Sarah Blezinger
    3. Update on SCFRT text mark and Media Package – Sarah Blezinger
  5. 87th Legislative Session Updates – Jeremy Triplett
  6. Local Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) Spotlight: Hays County CFRT – Julia Ramsay New
  7. Public Comment
  8. Vote on open two SCFRT positions – six permanent members
  9. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to Child Fatality Reviews and strategies to reduce fatalities. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment form.

Members of the public who would like to provide written public comment to DSHS may email  no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be forwarded to State staff and Committee members for their consideration. Comments should not include confidential information or protected health information.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form. Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you. Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section during the meeting to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in comments.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Each speaker must state their name and either the organization they are representing or that they are speaking as a private citizen. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to DSHS immediately after registering 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 handouts aloud during the meeting, but handouts will be provided to Committee members and State staff. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to Committee members during the rest 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 cost to attend this meeting.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require 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 arrangements can be made.

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