February 19, 2020 - 1:00pm

The Westin Austin at The Domain
11301 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758

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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 Healthcare System

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

Review and approval of November 2019 and January 2020 minutes

Introduction of new members

GETAC Chair comments

Discussion and possible action on the following items:

  1. EMS for Children (EMSC) State Partnership update
  2. Texas Trauma Coordinators Forum (TTCF) Update
  3. Review and discuss Safe Storage of Firearms Brief
  4. Update on Trauma Registry report request
  5. Discussion on development of a Statement of Purpose for the Injury Prevention and Public Education Committee
  6. 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
  7. Review the GETAC Strategic Plan for the Texas Emergency Healthcare System and determine if any additions, deletions, or corrections are in order
  8. Initiatives, programs, and potential research that might improve injury prevention and public education efforts in Texas

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

Summary of action items for GETAC meeting report

Announcements

Review and list agenda items for next meeting

Future meeting dates

Adjournment

Contact: Robert Friedrich, 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.