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.
GETAC Council and Committee Pages
GETAC Taskforces and Working Groups
Taskforce on Freestanding Emergency Departments and Alternative Care Sites
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
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)
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport website
Current meeting notifications
Injury Prevention Committee Work Group Meeting, January 27
GETAC meeting and committee meetings, February 22-24
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
Council meeting February 24
National Academy of Sciences National Trauma System Report (HTML)
An Overview of the Texas Hospital Association’s Plain-Language Emergency Codes Project (HTML)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.