Open Meeting and Public Testimony Policy

Statute

Section 182.058 of the Texas Health and Safety Code specifies that the THSA shall develop and implement policies that provide the public with reasonable opportunity to appear before the board and to speak on any issue under the authority of the corporation.

Policy Statement

Public Input on Non-Agenda Items

Time will be set aside in regular meetings of the THSA for the public to comment on any subject that is not a scheduled item on the agenda except for public testimony. Persons wishing to comment must state their name and who they represent for the record. Unless authorized by a majority vote of the meeting quorum, comments will be limited to no more than five minutes.

Public Input on Agenda Items

Time will be set aside in regular meetings of the THSA for the public to comment on agenda items. Persons wishing to comment must state their name and who they represent for the record. If multiple persons from an organization or affiliated group are present, one representative must be designated to speak on behalf of that organization or group. Unless authorized by a majority vote of the meeting quorum, comments will be limited to no more than ten minutes.