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MAC Meeting Minutes June 15, 2018

Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee Meeting
June 15, 2018

The June 15, 2018 meeting of the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee (MAC) was held at 909 West 45th Street, Building 2, Room 164, Austin, TX 78751.

MAC Members in Attendance: Phillip Keiser, M.D. (chair); Nancy Miertschin, M.P.H.; Ray Moore; Frank Rosas; Demetra Tennison; Bruce Turner; Natalie Vanek, M.D. (Vice-Chair).

DSHS Staff in Attendance: Kym Oltrogge; Heather Dyer; Laura Ruiz; Rachel Sanor; Mary Richards; J. Rashandra Hayes; Felipe Rocha; Mary Dalton; Janna Zumbrun; Shelley Lucas; Christine Salinas; Janna Vazquez; Anthone Lee; Lester Mattson; Julie Saber; Shaina Johnson.

Registered Guests: Nathan Lavy; Jim Osburn; Stew Nettles; Jason Craven; Doug Wood; Analisa Zeef; Tyler Hunter; Sunnye Simmons; Suzanne Erickson; Ana Sanaseros; Holly Turner.

Action and Discussion Items Covered:

  1. The meeting was called to order by Dr. Keiser at 12:30 pm.

  2. Welcome and Introductions by Dr. Keiser. John Chacon of the Advisory Committee Coordination Office made some logistical announcements.

  3. The minutes from the April 6, 2018 meeting were unanimously approved.

  4. Rashandra Hayes from the Office of General Counsel presented regarding the Medication Advisory Committee statutes and responsibilities.

  5. John Chacon gave a "Guiding Factor" presentation.

  6. Kym Oltrogge from the Office of Chief Counsel presented regarding the Open Meetings Act.

  7. Rachel Sanor led a discussion regarding the recertification data presented during the April 6th meeting. The original data was found to be inaccurate, and is being reassessed. There was discussion regarding recertification and eligibility processes.

  8. Dr. Phillip Keiser led discussion on the Medication Advisory Committee Bylaws. Some changes to the proposed Bylaws were made and will be forwarded to the Health and Human Services Office of General Counsel for review. Changes included the removal of the requirement for a retiring member to request a successor be appointed, and an addition to the quorum requirement that a Consumer Member of the Committee must be present to constitute ·a quorum. Nancy Miertschin motioned to approve with revisions as stated, seconded by Bruce Turner. The motion carried.

  9. The next meeting was scheduled for August 17th , 2018. THMP anticipates at least one medication will be presented for consideration.

  10. There were no public comments.

  11. The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 pm.

Approved by:
Phillip H. Keiser, M.D. – Chairman, Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee
Date: 10/26/2018

Last updated April 28, 2021