Sickle Cell Advisory Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Sickle Cell Advisory Committee is to raise public awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. The 25 TAC §37.420 establishes the tasks, reporting requirements, membership requirements, membership qualifications and meeting schedules.

Announcements 

Sickle Cell Advisory Committee Meeting

The next Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Sickle Cell Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. View the meeting agenda.

This meeting will be webcast and will take place at the Brown-Heatly Building, Public Hearing Room, 4900 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751. Members of the public who wish to speak during the Public Comment must be physically present as the conference call-in option is not available to the public. Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Randy Avenell, HHS Media Services Technician, at (512) 428-1924 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.

View the meeting webcast.

For questions, contact Beth Rider by email at beth.rider@dshs.texas.gov or by telephone at 512-776-3386.

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History

Senate Bill (S.B.) 200 and S.B. 277, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, directed the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to establish and maintain advisory committees to address major health and human services issues and to adopt rules to govern the advisory committee’s purpose, tasks, reporting requirements, and date of abolition. The Sickle Cell Advisory Committee is comprised of seven members appointed by the HHSC Executive Commissioner, and the committee is required to meet three times per year.  

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Resources for Families and Healthcare Providers

Questions?

For more information, email beth.rider@dshs.texas.gov or call 512-776-3386.

Last updated July 17, 2017