Texas Sunset Commission Wants Feedback on HHSC by December 16th

Star of Texas with the State Capitol Building at NightThe Texas Sunset Commission is evaluating the state Health and Human Services Commission this coming year under its mandate to periodically review Texas state agencies for their operation and need to exist.

About the Commission
The Texas Legislature created the Sunset Advisory Commission back in 1977 to identify and eliminate waste, duplication, and inefficiency in government agencies. The 12-member Commission is a legislative body that reviews the policies and programs of more than 150 government agencies every 12 years. The Commission questions the need for each agency, looks for potential duplication of other public services or programs, and considers new and innovative changes to improve each agency’s operations and activities. The Commission seeks public input through hearings on every agency under Sunset review and recommends actions on each agency to the full Legislature. In most cases, agencies under Sunset review are automatically abolished unless legislation is enacted to continue them.

The Commission as part of its current review procedure has put online an evaluation survey that anyone concerned with the function of the Health and Human Services Commission can fill out . The Commission also has surveys for the Department of Aging and Disability Services, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Family and Protective Services and the Department of State Health Services.

Opportunity to Make Known Your Views or Difficulties with HHSC and OIG
If you as a Medicaid provider have been treated unfairly by HHSC-OIG, now is the time to make your voice heard.  The survey is confidential and provides you an opportunity to make a positive change in HHSC-OIG procedures by making your situation known.

The HHSC survey begins with questions dealing with the health and human services system as a whole, followed by specific questions related to HHSC.  If you decide to complete more than one of the surveys relating to the other agencies under review, you do not need to answer those system-wide questions again.

The Sunset Commission states that your response will be kept confidential and will not be released to the agencies or to the public.

Deadline December 16th
To give the Sunset staff time to consider your information during their review, they request you complete any survey or surveys that apply to you by Monday, December 16.

Share with Others
Also, they would like you to feel free to share the survey links with any others who may have an interest.

TDMR is sharing this survey online here but also through our email bulletins.


Health and Human Services Commission: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HHSC_Stakeholder

Department of Aging and Disability Services: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DADS_Stakeholder

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DARS_Stakeholder

Department of Family and Protective Services: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DFPS_Stakeholder

Department of State Health Services: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DSHS_Stakeholder