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.

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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

Joint Task Force for Advanced Practice Paramedicine


GETAC Council Membership

GETAC Committeel Membership

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 

The following 2017 meetings will be held at the Wyndam Garden Austin, 3401 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78741

February 22-24
May 10-12
August 16-18 

The November 18-20 meetings will be held in Fort Worth,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

Trauma Systems Committee July 28

GETAC Council and committee meetings August 16-18

 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 Trauma Systems Committee July 28

Trauma Advanced Practice Provider in Workgroup
Trauma System Committee Burn Center Workgroup
Trauma System Committee Data Management Taskforce
Trauma High-Risk Patient Field Triage Recommendations
Trauma High-Risk Patient Transfer Recommendations
Trauma Patient Transfer Follow-up to Transferring Facilities Guidelines Task Force

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: and 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 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 July 28, 2017