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Sickle Cell Task Force

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.

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Next Public Meetings

Past Meetings

Date:  August 19, 2022
Time:  12:00 p.m.
Location:  Robert Bernstein Building (Building K) - K-100, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756

Date:  December 1, 2022
Time:  12:00 p.m.
Location:  Robert D. Moreton Building - M-100, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756

Membership Opportunity

The Sickle Cell Task Force is seeking new members. Read the about the application solicitation and learn how to apply. Application deadline is August 15, 2022.

Future meeting dates and related information are subject to change.

Past Meetings

All recorded webcasts

May 27, 2022Agenda Webcast Recording 
April 1, 2022 Agenda Webcast Recording 2021 Legislative Report 
November 10, 2021 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording  
August 20, 2021 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Syndromic Surveillance Report
June 10, 2021 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording
April 8, 2021AgendaApproved MinutesWebcast Recording 
November 20, 2020AgendaApproved MinutesWebcast Recording 
August 31, 2020AgendaApproved MinutesWebcast Recording 
June 12, 2020AgendaApproved MinutesWebcast Recording 
February 27, 2020AgendaApproved MinutesWebcast Recording 
November 26, 2019 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording

2018 Sickle Cell Advisory Committee Final Report,
House Bill 3405
Health and Safety Code Chapter 50

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Last updated August 2, 2022