Notice of Public Hearing - Implementation of House Bill 3703

Proposed New Rule Relating to Designating Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases


The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will hold a public hearing to accept public comments on the proposed new rules to implement House Bill 3703, relating to designating incurable neurodegenerative diseases.

The public hearing will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 11, 2019, in the Moreton Building, Room M-100, Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756. If the time allotted does not accommodate the number of persons who register to speak on or before 3:00 p.m., DSHS will extend the public hearing to accommodate those registrants, however, that extension will only be until 5:00 p.m. on that date. 

The public hearing will be structured for the receipt of oral or written comments by interested persons. Individuals may present oral statements when called upon in order of registration. There will be no open discussion during the public hearing. Comment time for each individual will be determined by the total number of persons registered to speak in the time allotted.  If time permits, comments will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker but may be further limited by DSHS if more registrants need to be accommodated.

For additional information, contact Raiza Ruiz, PO Box 149347 (MC 1965), Austin, TX 78714-9347, (512) 776-3829, raiza.ruiz@dshs.texas.gov.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Carolyn Barrett at (512) 776-7688, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.  

Last updated August 23, 2019