• Friday, Oct. 25, 2019


Public Hearing Room (Room 125)
John H. Winters Building
701 West 51st Street
Austin, TX 78751 (Map)
Winters parking reminder

Board meetings will convene at the Winters Building in Austin, unless otherwise announced.  The Winters Building is on N. Lamar Blvd. between 45th and 51st Streets, with the main entrance located off 51st Street.  Visitor parking is on the north side of the building. Visitors enter the building at the north entrance and check in at the security station.  People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact HHS at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Written Testimony

The public is able to submit written testimony for consideration by board members. All submitted materials are reviewed by the board prior to each meeting. To have your testimony reviewed it must be submitted with a completed Written Testimony Registration to HHS via mail or e-mail and received within five (5) business days after the meeting's agenda has been announced online. Materials may not exceed ten (10) pages. If the submitted materials are mailed the submitter must provide 25 copies. Please contact HHS to learn about submitting written testimony to the board. Audiovisual equipment and promotional or marketing materials are not allowed.

Public Testimony

The board shall permit public comment on any action item under consideration by the board, including, but not limited to, any changes to the preferred drug list, the adoption of or changes to drug use criteria, adoption of clinical prior authorization criteria, or drug utilization review retrospective proposals. Any testimony on non-actionable issues may be disallowed by the Chair. Testimony is limited to three (3) minutes at the discretion of the Chair. Please ensure the information presented is new and relevant to the agenda item for board review.

Members of public who wish to testify must complete and submit a Public Testimony Registration to HHS on the day of the meeting. The form is available online 10 days prior to meeting and the day of the meeting. Forms are only accepted during the following registration times:

  • Between 8 and 9 a. m. for agenda items scheduled for public comment prior to the executive work session; specifically items related to the preferred drug list
  • Between 11:30 a. m. and 12:30 p. m. for agenda items scheduled for public comment after the executive session; specifically items pertaining to retrospective and prospective drug utilization

All registrants must identify on the form their name, address, phone number, occupation, and represented organization, any direct or indirect compensation, as well as the drug or drug class for which testimony will be provided. HHS staff will be available on the day of the meeting to receive the form and ensure all information has been provided. Audiovisual equipment and promotional or marketing materials are not allowed.