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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Public Meeting Dates

1st Quarter 
March 6-9, 2023

GETAC Council Retreat will be held on March 6.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

  • Book now
  • Rate $161.00
  • Group Code: GE2
  • Cut off 02/14 (after this date the group rate will no longer be available)

2nd Quarter 
June 7-9, 202

    Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

    • Book now
    • Rate $131.00
    • Group Code: GET
    • Cut off 07/24 (after this date the group rate will no longer be available)
    3rd Quarter 
    August 16-18, 2023

    Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

    • Book now
    • Rate $131.00
    • Group Code: GET
    • Cut off 07/24 (after this date the group rate will no longer be available)

    You can also use the Central Reservations line, 800-866-3126, and provide each specific group code in order to get the group rate as well.  

    The blocks will remain open until each cutoff date or until the block is full, whichever comes first.

    4th Quarter 
    November 18-20, 2023
    Held in conjunction with Texas EMS Conference

      


    Next Public Meeting

    Committee: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee
    Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
    Time: 8:30 AM (CDT)
    Location: This meeting will be held in person at Crockett County Fair Park Convention Center, 1303 Avenue AA, Ozona, TX 76943.  
    Agenda (PDF)

    Committee: EMS Education Committee
    Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
    Time: 9:00 AM (CDT)
    Location: This meeting will be held in person at Cy Fair Fire Department,10710 Telge Road, Houston, TX 77095, and virtually on the Zoom platform.
    Agenda (PDF) Registration (HTML)

     

    Past Meetings

    All recorded webcasts

    November 24, 2022 Agenda   Webcast Recording Report
    August 19, 2022 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Report
    May 26, 2022 Agenda Approved Minutes Webcast Recording Report
    March 11, 2022 Agenda Approved Minutes 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 a brief, concise description 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 5:00 PM 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