Sickle Cell Advisory Committee

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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 Meetings

The committee meets at least three times per year. The public may attend these meetings in person at the designated meeting location. See the specific meeting agenda for location details. View the meeting schedule, agendas and minutes. 

Beginning July 2017, these meetings also were webcast. View the recording of the July 2017 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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Questions?

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

Last updated October 26, 2017