Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council


In 1999, Sunset legislation authorized the establishment of the Governor’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) to advise and make recommendations on the development and implementation of Texas Emergency Healthcare System rules. The Governor appoints the fifteen-member council. 

Vision
A unified, comprehensive, and effective Emergency Healthcare System.

Mission
To promote, develop, and advance an accountable, patient-centered Trauma and Emergency Healthcare System.

GETAC Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan for The Texas Emergency Healthcare System  (December 2020)

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Public Meeting Dates

 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter  4th Quarter
GETAC Committees
February 9-10, 2022
GETAC Council
March 11, 2022

GETAC Council and Committees

May 24-26, 2022,

at the Holiday Inn Midtown Austin 

Hotel accommodations

GETAC Council and Committees

August 17-19, 2022,

at the Holiday Inn Midtown Austin 
Hotel accommodations                                        

GETAC Council and Committees
November 19-21, 2022 Held in conjunction with 
Texas EMS Conference

  


Membership Opportunity

The GETAC committees are seeking new members. View the solicitation with detailed information and the application is linked below.
GETAC Committee Application


Next Public Meeting

Committee: Joint Air Medical and Specialty Care Transport, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee, EMS Education Committee, EMS Medical Directors Combined Meeting

Date: Friday, October 7, 2022 

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform Meeting ID: 211 667 993 837  Passcode: Lr4qVo . Public participation will be at Temple College – Academic Center: Rooms #3411/3413/3415, 2600 South First Street, Temple, Texas 76504.

Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration for public comment must be completed no later than 5:00 P.M., October 3, 2022.

Past Meetings   



    Past Meetings

    All recorded webcasts

    August 19, 2022Agenda
      
    May 26, 2022
    Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording
    Report
    March 11, 2022
    Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording
    Report
    November 22, 2021
    Agenda Approved Minutes
    Webcast Recording Report
    October 15, 2021
    Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Report
    October 14, 2021
    Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Report
    September 17, 2021
    Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Report
    June 18, 2021 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Report
    April 9, 2021 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Report
    February 26, 2021 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Report

    Learn More About the Council and Activities


     Learn More About the Committees and Activities  

    • Committee Pages
    • Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act Training
      Please be aware that Senate Bill 286 of the 79th Texas Legislature requires all members of independent boards, committees, or councils (including GETAC), who were appointed on or after January 1, 2006, to complete training in the requirements of the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act,  within 90 days of their appointments: 
      Texas Open Government Trainings:
      Please complete the two sessions of training and forward copies of their certificates to the DSHS Office of EMS\Trauma Systems via facsimile (512-834-6736) or electronically to  EMSInfo@dshs.texas.gov. GETAC committee members who have been re-appointed and already have copies of the two training certificates on file with DSHS are not required to take the training again. Failure to complete this requirement will prevent you from participating in the Committee meetings as a member of the Committee.
    • GETAC Committee Report Form
      Committee chairs should complete this template before reporting to the GETAC Council.  Please begin your committee report on slide 2, using additional slides as needed; give brief, concise descriptions of committee discussion items needing council guidance, items referred to GETAC for future action, and any applicable announcements.   

      Please submit completed report forms to the GETAC Council chair and vice-chair no later than 5:00pm the day before the GETAC Council meets. Occasionally, committees may meet on the same day the GETAC Council meets.  This sometimes occurs in November when GETAC is held in conjunction with the annual Texas EMS Conference.  For committees meeting on these days, please submit a completed report form to the GETAC Council chair and vice-chair as soon as possible.


      Email: emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov
      Phone: 512-834-6700

    Last updated September 19, 2022