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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Governor Abbott Appoints Seven To GETAC

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Peter Marocco to the Governor’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC), for a term set to expire on January 1, 2026. Additionally, the Governor has appointed Billy "Scott" Lail, Daniel "Danny" Ramirez and Katherine "Kate" Remick, M.D. and reappointed Jeffery "Jeff" Barnhart, Ruben A. Martinez and Ryan Matthews for terms set to expire on January 1, 2028. 

View the appointment announcement.


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

 


Next Public Meeting

Past Meetings  

Committee: Disaster Preparedness and Response
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Zoom platform, Meeting ID: 823 1981 4392 Passcode: 269555. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: Pediatric
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: Injury Prevention and Public Education
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: Stroke
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 2:30 PM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: Air Medical and Specialty Care Transport
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: EMS Education
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: Emergency Medical Services
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: EMS Medical Directors
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: Trauma Systems
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 2:30 PM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.

Committee: Cardiac Care
Date: Committee will not hold a meeting

Council: Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) 
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM (CDT) 
Location: The virtual meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Public participation will be at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Agenda (PDF) Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), May 19, 2022.




Past Meetings

All recorded webcasts

March 11, 2022
Agenda 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 May 5, 2022