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Sickle Cell Task Force

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Sickle Cell Task Force Meeting Postponed

The Sickle Cell Task Force Meeting scheduled for February 19, 2021 has been rescheduled for April 8, 2021. 

Background and Purpose

House Bill 3405, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, directs the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission to establish and maintain a task force to raise awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. The purpose of the Sickle Cell Task Force is to study and advise the department on implementing the recommendations made in the 2018 Sickle Cell Advisory Committee Report published by the Sickle Cell Advisory Committee or any other report the executive commissioner determines is appropriate.

Sickle Cell Task Force Legislative Reports

The Sickle Cell Task Force is required to report Task Force activities and recommendations for the year to the HHSC Executive Commissioner and to the Legislature.  The Legislative Mandated Report can be accessed at this link:

Sickle Cell Task Force Annual Report - 2020

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Last updated March 12, 2021