Pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.007, members of the public are invited to attend the regular meetings of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees and may address the Board during the public comment segment regarding an official agenda item that the Board will discuss, review, or take action upon, or regarding a subject related to healthcare or patient care rendered at Harris Health System. Public comment will occur prior to the consideration of all agenda items.
How to Request to Address the Board of TrusteesMembers of the public must register in advance to speak at the Harris Health Board of Trustees meetings. To register, members of the public must contact the Board of Trustees Office between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, members of the public must submit the registration no later than 4 p.m. on the day before the scheduled meeting and may only register in one of the following three manners:
Prior to submitting a request to address the Harris Health Board of Trustees, please take a moment to review the rules to be observed during the public comment period.
Rules During Public Comment PeriodThe presiding officer of the Board of Trustees or the Board Secretary shall keep the time for speakers.
Three MinutesA speaker, whose subject matter, as submitted, relates to an identifiable item of business on the agenda, will be requested by the presiding officer to come to the podium where they will be provided three (3) minutes to speak. A speaker, whose subject matter, as submitted, does not relate to an identifiable item of business on the agenda, will also be provided three (3) minutes to speak. A member of the public who addresses the body through a translator will be given at least twice the amount of time as a member of the public who does not require the assistance of a translator.