Governor Appoints Seven to GETAC

Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointment of seven individuals to GETAC, including Ryan Matthews, who serves as a board member of the Texas EMS Alliance. Statute directs the governor to seek feedback from trade associations that represent Texas EMS agencies. TEMSA submitted nominations to the governor.

TEMSA Members Appointed to the Advisory Council on EMS

Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed two members of the Texas EMS Alliance – Lucille Maes of Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps and Dudley Wait of the City of Schertz – to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. HB 1869 was amended in the 2019 Texas Legislature to ensure that a certified paramedic and a […]

Ambulance Documentation Specialist Course: August 27/28 in Houston

The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) EMS Committee is pleased to offer a Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist Course FREE to all our EMS partners in the region.  This course is being offered at two locations this month August 27th and 28th with registration links for the course provided below next to the date you wish to attend. Who Should […]

Texas EMS Award Nominations Due on September 29

Texas EMS Award nominations are being accepted until September 29. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate a person or organization that best exemplifies what the Texas EMS/Trauma system has to offer.  Winners are announced at the Texas EMS Conference Awards Luncheon in November.  Visit for submission information.

September 17 Deadline for GETAC Committees

Interested in serving on a GETAC committee? You have until midnight, September 17 to get your application in to DSHS. Committee members serve three-year terms. The application form can be downloaded from the News/Features column of the DSHS Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination website: * Applications (via email) are due in the Office by Midnight, September 17th. […]

September 9th Hearing on DSHS’s EMS Proposed Rule

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule for EMS on September 9, 2016 in Austin. Visit for more information regarding the proposed rule.  Comments are due on September 12, 2016. The re-write of the state’s EMS rule has been a multi-year process.  DSHS leadership […]

Advanced Paramedic Task Force Meeting – August 15

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) posted a notice regarding the meeting of the Advanced Practice Paramedic Task Force Meeting in Georgetown on August 15.  TEMSA will have full details after the meeting.

GETAC’s May 11-13 Schedule Announced

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) posted the agenda for the May 11-13, 2016 GETAC meetings in Austin. Click here to view the schedule: GETAC May 2015 Schedule

Regional EMS Time Out for STRAC Goes Live 01.01.16

To:  All ER Nurses, Emergency Physicians, Surgeons, and EMS personnel The Regional EMS Time Out Report  has been designed by ER Nurses, EMS Paramedics, Emergency Physicians and Trauma Surgeons from the STRAC region. The purpose of the EMS Time Out process is simple;  Improve communication at the critical moment of patient transfer of care from EMS to ER clinical […]

Final EMS Review of Chapter 157

GETAC’s EMS Committee will meet in San Antonio on Monday, December 14 to perform a review of Chapter 157 before sending final suggestions to GETAC.  The meeting is a great opportunity for stakeholders who have not yet made suggestions to do so. Click here for details: EMS-Notification-121415