Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council -Emergency Medical Services Education Committee - Department of State Health Services Agenda

February 23, 2024 - 9:00 am

United States

Macara Trusty, LP, Chair
Ryan Matthews, LP, Taylor Ratcliff, MD, Council Liaisons Mattie Mendoza, Joseph Schmider, DSHS

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

Register in advance for this meeting:

Call to Order/Roll Call - Macara Trusty, LP, Chair

Reading of the GETAC Vision and Mission Statements - Committee Members

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.

Discussion and possible action on the following items - Committee Members

  1. A Committee Statement of Purpose.
    Agenda Item: Discussion on development of a Statement of Purpose for the EMS    Education Committee
    The following Statement of Purpose was approved by the Committee in February 2020.  
    “The purpose of the GETAC EMS Education Committee is to advise GETAC on EMS
    education and practices.”
  2. Texas System Performance Improvement Plan and Recommendations for EMS Outcome Measures

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

Summary of action items for GETAC meeting report – Committee Members

Announcements - Macara Trusty, Chair

Review and list agenda items for next meeting - Macara Trusty, Chair

Next meeting date – Macara Trusty, Chair

Adjournment - Macara Trusty, 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 comments to DSHS by emailing no later than 5:00 PM, February 9, 2024. 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 using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format that will be distributed by DSHS staff to Council members and 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 by 5:00 PM, February 9, 2024, and include the name of the person 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, at 512-535-8538 or

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