Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee Meeting Agenda

April 14, 2022 - 1:00 pm

Global Medical Response Realm, 4400 Hwy 121, Suite 700, Star of Life Rooms B
Lewisville, TX
United States

This meeting will be conducted live and virtually through Microsoft Teams.

To access the online meeting, click on the link here to register.
Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 P.M., April 12, 2022.

Eddie Martin, EMT-P, Chair
Judge Mike DeLoach, Ryan Matthews, LP,
Dudley Wait, LP, Council Liaison
Joseph Schmider, Jorie Klein, RN, DSHS

Call to Order/Roll Call – Eddie Martin, EMT-P

Reading of the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) Vision and Mission Statements – Eddie Martin, EMT-P

GETAC Vision:
A unified, comprehensive, and effective Emergency HealthcareSystem.

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

Welcome and Introductions – Eddie Martin, EMT-P

Discussion and possible action of the following items – Committee Members:

  1. The delay in off-loading patients at receiving facilities
  2. Staff shortage at facilities causing longer transports
  3. Best practices to assist in the off-loading of patients
  4. Next steps to assist in the off-loading of patients
  5. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee Vision and Mission Statement
  6. Items to be placed on the agenda for next EMS Committee meeting

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

Announcements – Eddie Martin, EMT-P

Next meeting date – Eddie Martin, EMT-P

Adjournment – Eddie Martin, EMT-P

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 no later than 5:00 P.M., April 12, 2022. 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. 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 of documentation (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to DSHS no later than 5:00 P.M., April 12, 2022, 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, DSHS, 512-535-8538, or

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Crystal Beard at 737-270-0202 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.