Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council

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A message from the GETAC Council:

We are truly in this together and it will take all of us to fulfill our vision of A unified, comprehensive and effective Emergency Healthcare System at this unprecedented time in our lives.

Additional information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be found on the DSHS Coronavirus website here.

Governor Abbott Appoints DeLoach And Johnson To Advisory Council On Emergency Medical Services and Trauma 

January 19, 2021
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed James M. “Mike” DeLoach and appointed Della Johnson to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services, known as GETAC, for terms set to expire on January 1, 2026. The council recommends changes to the EMS/Trauma System in order to ensure that the community receives comprehensive and efficient emergency care. 

Additional information may be found here.


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  (December 2020)

Quick Links

Meeting Information

2021 Meeting Dates                                                                              Meeting Location
1st Quarter
Committee Meetings can meet January 4 – February 12  
GETAC Council Meeting  
February 26, 2021
Rescheduled for April 9, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all meetings will be conducted virtually until further notice.
2nd Quarter
Committees can meet April 1 – June 11
GETAC Council Meeting
June 18, 2021
3rd Quarter
Committees can meet July 1 – September 10
GETAC Meeting
September 17, 2021
GETAC Retreat Meeting
October 2021
4th Quarter 
November 20-22, 2021
The November meetings will be held in Austin, Texas, in conjunction with Texas EMS Conference.
Current meeting notifications 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all meetings will be conducted virtually

Trauma Systems Committee 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

To access the online meeting, please use the following link at the above date and time:
Access the Meeting
Meeting ID: 936 8597 1406
Passcode: 086997

STRAC Office
7500 U.S. Highway 90 West Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78227

GETAC Meeting
Friday, June 18, 2021
10:00 AM (CDT)
Meeting Agenda
To access the online meeting, please use the following link at the above date and time:
Access the meeting

All meeting notifications are tentative until the agendas are published in the Texas Register. The listed notifications are being provided to you 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 
No current meeting documents
Additional Meeting Documents
Previous Meeting Documents Quarterly Meeting Minutes

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 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.

Travel Links
Reserve a hotel room  (limited space available)
The Westin Austin at The Domain Austin-Bergstrom International Airport website
Austin Maps Austin Weather

GETAC Council and Committee Pages

Council Members 
Air Medical and Specialty Care Transport
Cardiac Care
Disaster Preparedness and Response
Emergency Medical Services
EMS Education
EMS Medical Directors
Injury Prevention and Public Education
Trauma Systems



GETAC Membership 
GETAC Council Membership
GETAC Committeel Membership

Policies and Procedures

Procedural Rules 
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: 

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 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.

Strategic/Operational Planning
Data Request Flow Chart
GETAC  Data Request Flow Chart

Index of Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Position Statements
Support for Texas-CARES Implementation and Measurement
Standardized Response Time Language
Virtual Clinical Rotations
2020-C Use of Ketamine
2020-D Support for Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project
2021-A Child Passenger Safety Restraint Use

 For more information, please e-mail us.

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The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors of posted resource documents do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council, Texas Health and Human Services, the State of Texas, or the authors' affiliated institutions. External sites may not be accessible to persons with disabilities.
Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council, Texas Health and Human Services, or the State of Texas.

Last updated June 22, 2021