October 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

DSHS Central Campus, Moreton Building, M-100
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Add to My Calendar

Webcasting Available

Due to health precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic,
this meeting will be conducted live and virtually through Microsoft Teams. 

Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 P.M., October 11, 2020.

Public participation will also be available at:
DSHS Central Campus
Moreton Building, M-100
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756

Call to Order - Alan Tyroch, MD, FACS, FCCM, Chair

Vision:  A unified, comprehensive, and effective Emergency Healthcare System.

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

Review and Approval of June and September 2021 Meeting Minutes - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair

Discussion and possible action on the following items:

  1. Chair Report - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair
  2. Council positions and appointments - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair
  3. Council meeting dates for 2022 - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair
  4. Discussion of the GETAC and Committee Priorities linked to the GETAC Strategic Plan for 2022 and Purpose Statement - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair
    1. Air Medical and Specialty Care Transport
    2. Cardiac Committee
    3. Disaster Preparedness and Response
    4. Emergency Medical Services
    5. EMS Education
    6. EMS Medical Directors
    7. Injury Prevention and Public Education
    8. Pediatrics
    9. Stroke
    10. Trauma System Committee
  5. Update from the Texas EMS-Trauma System Section - Jorie Klein
  6. DSHS Trauma Registry - Michael Spencer
  7. Discussion and possible actions on initiatives, programs, and potential research that might improve the Emergency Healthcare System in Texas

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


Recess - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair

Public Comment: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to Emergency Health Care. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to DSHS by emailing jorie.klein@dshs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m., October 12, 2021. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Council.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the registration form. Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you with the information about joining the meeting. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., October 12, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name, the name of the organization you represent or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name, affiliation, and on whose behalf they are speaking. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by DSHS staff to Council members, State staff and for public distribution. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to DSHS immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Note: These procedures may be revised at the discretion of DSHS.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Jorie Klein, Department of State Health Services, 512-535-8538, or jorie.klein@dshs.texas.gov.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Jorie Klein at 512-535-8538 or jorie.klein@dshs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.