Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council

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A unified, comprehensive, and effective EMS/Trauma System for a healthy, safe Texas.

To promote, develop, and maintain a comprehensive EMS/Trauma System that will meet the needs of all patients and that will raise the standards for community health care by implementing innovative techniques and systems for the delivery of emergency care for the entire population.

Governor Abbott Appoints Six To GETAC Council
(July 13, 2016)

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GETAC Council and Committee Pages

Council Members
Air Medical       
Cardiac Care
Disaster/Emergency Preparedness
Injury Prevention
Medical Directors
Trauma Systems

GETAC Taskforces and Working Groups

Taskforce on Freestanding Emergency Departments and Alternative Care Sites





Meeting Information

If you are unable to attend GETAC TETAF sponsors webcasts of quarterly meetings. 
Click here to view current and past webcasts.

Quarterly meeting dates 2016

The following meetings will be held at the Wyndam Garden Austin, 3401 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78741

February 10-12
May 11-13
August 24-26

The November 19-21 meetings will be held in Dallas, Texas, in conjunction with Texas EMS Conference.

Reserve a hotel room (limited space available)

Transportation links

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport website

Austin maps

Austin weather

Current meeting notifications

GETAC Quarterly Meetings August 24-26

Taskforce on Freestanding Emergency Departments and Alternative Care Sites August 24
Advanced Practice Paramedic Task Force August 15
Injury Prevention Committee Work Group Meeting, July 29

All meeting notifications are tentative until the agendas are published in the Texas Register. The listed notifications are being provided to you in advance in advance for travel planning purposes. For official and final open meeting postings, refer directly to the appropriate agenda posted on the Texas Register Current Meeting Notices posting site.

Current meeting documents 

Advanced Practice Paramedic Task Force Agenda August 15; Task Force Mission and Summary
Injury Prevention Committee Work Group Meeting Agenda, July 29

Previous Meeting documents
(Includes strategic planning, council and committees documents and agendas)

Strategic/Operational Planning Documents

Quarterly Meeting Minutes

GETAC Committee Report Form

Committee chairs should complete this form before reporting to the GETAC Council.  Please 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.

Policies and Procedures

GETAC Procedural Rules
Open Meetings Act Training
GETAC Web Posting Policy

For more information, please e-mail us.

Go to the Office of the Governor website


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Last updated July 27, 2016