Erica Stick, the wife of exiting lead HHSC counsel Jack Stick, has resigned and will be leaving the agency on February 6 from her current paid leave. In the meantime, there have been added calls for Commissioner Kyle Janek to resign his post by some legislators. See http://www.texastribune.org/2015/01/15/whitmire-calls-janeks-resignation/ for more details.
As the 2015-2016 Texas Legislative Session commences, HHSC has a lot of questions to answer including how the OIG will operate in the midst of scandal and conflicts of interest. How will this affect the performance of HHSC personnel as things such as provider reenrollments continue? Stay tuned for more changes to come in the agency as the Sunset Committee continues to suggest its realignment.