Just a little less than a year ago, after the Texas Legislature wrapped up its session, the Bureau of Emergency Management began making plans on how to implement new legislation. One of those bills, HB 2446, directed GETAC to develop a strategic plan for the future of EMS regulation and EMS/Trauma Systems to present to the next session of the Legislature. Since then, GETAC and the bureau staff have taken input from constituents, designed comprehensive surveys, and sent out and tabulated the surveys, entering into the computer the comments on each survey. Surveys were sent to all EMS providers, first responders, hospitals and medical directors. In late April, GETAC held a weekend retreat to start sorting through the raw data and to decide how the data can best be presented in the final report to the Legislature. The results of that retreat are posted below. You can make comments by email, by mail or by phone. Or, you can come to GETAC on May 31 and comment.
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Draft outcomes from the GETAC retreat
Background documents provided to GETAC prior to the retreat