|(a) Statutory authority. The STAR Kids Managed Care
Advisory Committee (STAR Kids Advisory Committee) is established under
Texas Government Code §531.012.
(b) Purpose. The STAR Kids Advisory Committee advises
HHSC on the establishment and implementation of, and recommends improvements
to, the STAR Kids managed care program.
(c) Tasks. The STAR Kids Advisory Committee makes recommendations
consistent with its purpose to HHSC through regularly scheduled meetings
and staff assigned to the committee.
(d) Reporting requirements.
(1) Reporting to Executive Commissioner. By December
31 of each fiscal year, the STAR Kids Advisory Committee must file
a written report with the Executive Commissioner that covers the meetings
and activities in the immediately preceding fiscal year. The report:
(A) lists the meeting dates;
(B) provides the members' attendance records;
(C) briefly describes actions taken by the committee;
(D) describes how the committee has accomplished its
(E) summarizes the status of any rules that the committee
recommended to HHSC;
(F) describes anticipated activities the committee
will undertake in the next fiscal year;
(G) recommends amendments to this section, as needed;
(H) identifies the costs related to the committee,
including the cost of HHSC staff time spent supporting the committee's
activities and the source of funds used to support the committee's
(2) Reporting to Texas Legislature. By December 31
of each even-numbered year, the committee must file a written report
with the Texas Legislature of any policy recommendations made to the
(e) Open meetings. The STAR Kids Advisory Committee
complies with the requirements for open meetings under Texas Government
Code Chapter 551 as if it were a governmental body.
(1) The Executive Commissioner appoints the members
of the STAR Kids Advisory Committee.
(2) The STAR Kids Advisory Committee may consist of:
(A) representatives from families whose children will
receive private duty nursing, are IDD waiver recipients, or receive
mental and behavioral health services under the program;
(B) medical care providers;
(C) providers of home and community-based services,
including at least one private duty nursing provider, one durable
medical equipment provider, and one pediatric therapy provider;
(D) managed care organizations;
(E) advocates for children with special health care
(F) family members of children with autism spectrum
disorder who are Medicaid recipients; and
(G) other stakeholders as the executive commissioner
(3) The STAR Kids Advisory Committee may have no more
than 24 members.
(4) In selecting voting members, the Executive Commissioner
considers ethnic and minority representation and geographic representation.
(g) Presiding officer.
(1) The committee selects from its members a presiding
officer and, at the discretion of the committee, an assistant presiding
(2) The presiding officer serves until August 31 of
each even-numbered year. The assistant presiding officer, if applicable,
serves until August 31 of each odd-numbered year.
(3) A member serves no more than two consecutive terms
as presiding officer or assistant presiding officer.
(h) Required Training. Each member shall complete all
training on relevant statutes and rules, including this section and §351.801
of this subchapter (relating to Authority and General Provisions)
and Texas Government Code §531.012, and Texas Government Code
Chapters 551 and 2110. HHSC will provide the training.
(i) Abolition. On December 31, 2023, the advisory committee
is abolished, and this section expires.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §351.833 adopted to be effective July 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 4432; amended to be effective February 25, 2019, 44 TexReg 807; amended to be effective January 27, 2020, 45 TexReg 523; amended to be effective December 8, 2020, 45 TexReg 8769