Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council

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A unified, comprehensive, and effective Emergency Healthcare System.


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  (February 2019)

Quick Links

GETAC Council and Committee Pages

Council Members
Air Medical and Specialty Care Transport       
Cardiac Care
Disaster/Emergency Preparedness
EMS Education
Injury Prevention and Public Education 
EMS 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

Quarterly meeting dates 

The following 2019 meetings dates will be held at the: 

Wyndam Garden Austin 
3401 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78741 US 

February 27 - March 1
June 26 - 28     
September 25 - 27

The November 23-25, 2019 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

GETAC Quarterly Meetings June 26-28
Injury Prevention and Public Education Committee Workday Meeting May 31

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 

Agenda- Injury Prevention and Public Education Committee Workday Meeting May 31

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 June 10, 2019