October 18, 2019 - 8:00am

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

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Call to Order

Vision: A unified, comprehensive and effective Emergency Healthcare System

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

Public Comment

(Please sign-up for public comment; time may be limited at Chair’s discretion)

  1. Chair Report
  2. Review of the GETAC Mission and Vision statements
  3. Committee structure and functions
    1. Term limits for members
    2. Term limits for chairs
    3. Creation of committee consultant positions
  4. Creation of rules that govern the Council
  5. Review process for utilizing the Texas EMS and Trauma Registry and other related registries and make recommendations for the use of the data and reports
  6. DSHS presentation of EMS Discipline Matrix and fingerprinting requirements
  7. Discussion and possible actions on initiatives, programs, and potential research that might improve the Emergency Healthcare System in Texas


Next meeting date - Monday, November 25, 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 robert.friedrich@dshs.texas.gov.

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 indra.hernandez@dshs.texas.gov, at least 72 hours before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.