September 25, 2019 - 2:30pm

Department of State Health Services
Wyndham Garden Austin, 3401 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78741

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Call to Order/Roll Call  

Reading of the GETAC Vision and Mission Statements  

GETAC Vision:
A unified, comprehensive, and effective Emergency HealthcareSystem.

GETAC Mission:
To promote, develop, and advance an accountable, patient-centered Trauma and Emergency Healthcare System.

Review and approval of June 2019 meeting minutes  

GETAC Chair comments  

Discussion and possible action on the following items:

  1. Update from DSHS regarding revision of Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Section 157.133, Requirements for Stroke Facility Designation
  2. Presentation of Stroke Care Hospital Performance Measures, 2018 Report  
  3. Update from the Transport Bypass Protocol Workgroup
  4. Update from the Stroke Education Program Workgroup
    A. Pediatric stroke continuing education
    B. First responder continuing education
    C. Face-Arms-Speech-Time “FAST” Program
  5. Update from the Data Workgroup
    A. National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) data points
    B. Data requests
    C. Hospital performance measures
  6. Review and discuss adding Advanced Stroke / Thrombectomy Center level of designation  
  7. Report and update from the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Council  
  8. Discussion, review, and recommendations for initiatives that instill a culture of safety for responders, caregivers, and the public with a focus on operations and safe driving practices
  9. Review the GETAC Strategic Plan for the Texas Emergency Healthcare System and determine if any additions, deletions, or corrections are in order  
  10. Initiatives, programs, and potential research that might improve stroke care in Texas  

General Public Comment
(Comment time may be limited at Chair’s discretion)

Summary of action items for GETAC meeting report  


Review and list agenda items for next meeting  

Next meeting date - Saturday, November 23, 2019


Contact: Robert Friedrich, RAC Coordinator, Office of EMS/Trauma Systems, Consumer Protection Division, Department of State Health Services, P. O. Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714-9347, 512-484-8113 or

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Indra Hernandez, Department of State Health Services, at 512-987-0640 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements may be made.