Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council

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

Mission
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)


Quick Links


GETAC Council and Committee Pages

Council Members
Air Medical       
Cardiac Care
Disaster/Emergency Preparedness
Education
EMS
Injury Prevention
Medical Directors
Pediatrics
Stroke
Trauma Systems


GETAC Taskforces and Working Groups

Taskforce on Freestanding Emergency Departments and Alternative Care Sites


Map

 

GETAC_CommitteesMap

 


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

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 

Documents for GETAC Quarterly Meetings August 24-26 


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
GETAC Web Posting Policy
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: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/og/oma-training and https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/og/pia-training. 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 colin.crocker@dshs.state.tx.us. 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.


For more information, please e-mail us.

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Last updated August 22, 2016