Monday, February 06, 2006

DSHS reviewing mental health crisis response

The Texas Department of State Health Services, through a committee appointed by Commissioner Eduardo Sanchez, is holding a series of hearings around the state to gain public input regarding response during a mental health crisis. DSHS announced the hearings on February 3, and the first hearing is tomorrow. Talk about your fast turnaround!

Here's the schedule:

Feb. 7, 2006- San Antonio
Texas Diabetes Institute Auditorium, 701 S. Zarzamora, San Antonio, Texas 78207-5209
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Invited Testimony by Stakeholder Representatives
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Public Testimony
Persons requiring ADA assistance, may contact Lupe Morin, (210) 436-8018 or Lupe Torres, (210) 731-1300, ext. 352.

Feb. 15, 2006 - Austin
909 W. 45th Street, Bldg. 2, Public Hearing Auditorium, Room 164, Austin, Texas 78751-2803.
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Invited Testimony by Stakeholder Representatives
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Public Testimony
Persons requiring ADA assistance, please contact Gloria Ratley (512) 206-5816 or T.D.D. (512) 206-5330 at least four business days prior to the meeting.

Feb. 23, 2006 - Big Spring
Big Spring State Hospital Allred Bldg. #538, Auditorium/Room # 101, 1901 N. Hwy. 87 Big Spring, Texas 79720
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Invited Testimony by Stakeholder Representatives
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Public Testimony

Feb. 27, 2006 - Harlingen
Valley Baptist Medical Center – Woodward Conference Center 2101 Pease Harlingen, Texas
Contact for ADA assistance: Coni Diedrich Aguirre (956) 289-7130
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Invited Testimony by Stakeholder Representatives
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Public Testimony

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