October 15, 2021 - 8:00am

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

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

Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 P.M., October 12, 2021.

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

  1. Chair comments - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair
  2. Review, revise, and update the Texas Emergency Healthcare System Strategic Plan as required by Health and Safety Code, Section 773.012(l) - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair
  3. Discussion of Rural Priorities - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair
  4. Discussion of rule revision and priorities - Alan Tyroch, MD, Chair
  5. 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)

Review and list agenda items for next meeting


Adjournment - 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.