Join the leaders of TASCS, our ASC lobby team from Congress Avenue Partners, and state legislators and rule makers for a long discussion about what the future holds for regulatory and legislative changes in Texas that will directly impact the ASC industry and your centers.


• What major discussions happened during the last legislative sessions and what will come back in the 89th Session?

• What changes can you expect from regulatory agencies over the next two years and how can you can be compliant?

• Round table discussions about how your center and other Texas centers are adapting to the ever changing regulatory landscape and what best practices are going to be for 2024

• Key invited speakers include: Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Workforce Commission, Department of State Health Services, Texas Health Care Information Collection



Texas Capitol 
1100 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Legislative Conference Center (LCC) Extension E2.002

Friday, January 19, 2024

8:00 am - 4:30 pm



Complimentary for members
(must be a current member)


Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District
301 W 17th St, Austin, TX 78701

Stay walking distance from the Capitol on January 18th and receive a Discounted rate of $169.00 per night, plus tax but booking through the isntructions below before January 8th.
The hotel is valet only at $49+tax per night.

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Subject to Change

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast    
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Texas Politics: Legislative Overview and What to Expect Interim and Next
- Eric Woomer, TASCS Lobbyist

10:00 am - 11:00 am

State Agency Panel: Updates Regarding ASC Rules and Regulations
Health and Human Services
- Kristi Jordan, HHSC
Health and Human Services Architectural Review
- Rebecca Read
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
- Jeff Copas, Government Relations Officer and Rob Troutt, Chief Boiler Inspector
Texas Workforce Commission
- Tommy Simmons, Senior Legal Counsel to Commissioner Joe Esparza Commissioner Representing Employers

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Workforce Trends and Future Expectations in Texas: A Panel of Experts
Department of State Health Services
– Pamela Lauer
Texas Workforce Commission
– Chase Winter, Projections Economist

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch     
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Importance of Advocacy from a Legislators Perspective
-Representative Donna Howard

1:30pm – 2:30pm

ASCs and Hospital Shared Legislative Concerns
- Cameron Duncan, Lobbyist THA

2:30pm – 2:45pm  Break    
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Roundtable    


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Follow these tips to get to the right place: 
  • Park at the Texas Capitol Visitor Garage on 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
    Anticipate a $12 charge for daily parking
  • When exiting the garage, head West towards the Capitol. Enter the West Side Entrance.
  • Show your ID at Capitol Security and go through metal detectors
  • Head to the middle of the building under the rotunda 
  • Proceed to the North Wing Elevators in the Extension
  • Find the 2nd Floor Room E2.002 Legislative Conference Center