The mission and performance of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. Through the Sunset review, every Texan has the opportunity to suggest ways in which the mission and operations of DSHS can be strengthened. If you would like to share your ideas, please send an email to email@example.com. Suggestions are preferred by December 16, 2013, so they can be fully considered by the Commission staff.
Sunset Commission staff will evaluate DSHS and issue a report in May 2014. Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission will adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2015. The Legislature decides whether an agency continues to operate based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission,
Information about the Sunset process, Sunset Commission meetings, and how to receive Sunset Commission email updates is available at: http://www.sunset.state.tx.us/
The duties of the council are to study and advise DSHS, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on
public use data, outcome data, and other information submitted to or collected by DSHS related to hemophilia or other bleeding or clotting disorders;
the department’s disclosure and dissemination of that information within and outside DSHS; and
other issues that affect the health and wellness of persons living with hemophilia or other bleeding or clotting disorders.
The Commissioner of State Health Services and the Commissioner of Insurance have jointly appointed members to the Texas Bleeding Disorders Advisory Council.
To find out more, see the Enabling Legislation (59 KB, Word).
The following reports are also available
TBDAC Report to the 82nd Texas Legislature (1.2 MB, Word)
Overview of Efforts to Implement the Recommendations of the TBDAC (66 KB, PDF)
The council will be abolished September 1, 2015.
For more information, e-mail Tawnia Baze.