Trauma Rule Revision Review

Presentation by Texas HHS | Texas DSHS

The EMS Trauma Systems Designation Group invites stakeholders to an upcoming webinar.

This webinar is offered several times and you can select the date and time that works best for you. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Proposed OSHA Rule Changes for Emergency Service Organizations (ESO's)

Presentation by American Ambulance Association

New OSHA Emergency Response Rule: Impact on EMS Explained

On February 5, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), that will provide the first update to the Fire Brigade Standards published 44 years ago. The comment period for the Proposed Rule will close on May 6, 2024, and will significantly impact Fire, EMS, and Technical Rescue organizations.

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DSHS Pediatric Transport Survey

Upcoming RAC-G Meetings

All meeting minutes and agendas are attached to the RAC-G Meetings Link & Calendar Link above.

Committee Primary Week is the deadline for committees to meet. If needed, the RAC office will assist in setting up your virtual meetings. Committees may meet anytime after the previous General Assembly; however, the deadline is the last day of the Primary week to ensure your minutes are in the RAC office before the Board meetings.

Reminder - Committees must have a minimum of three meetings per fiscal year.

Committee Primary Week

Sep 26-29, 2023

Virtual/In Person

Dec 25-29, 2023

Virtual/In Person

Mar 18-22, 2024

Virtual/In Person

Jun 24-28, 2024

Virtual/In Person

Board of Directors

Oct 10, 2023

UT Health Pavillion Room 2 @ 2 p.m.

Jan 9, 2024

In Person


In Person

Jul 9, 2024

In Person

General Assembly

Nov 7, 2023

UT Health Pavillion


Jan 23, 2024

UT Health North Campus


Apr 23, 2024

UT Health North Campus


Jul 23, 2024

UT Health North Campus


Upcoming GETAC Meetings
Austin, TX.

Q3 2023

August 16-18, 2023

Q4 2023

November 18-20, 2023

TETAF Stroke Survey Process and Stroke Rule

TETAF staff and surveyors are in the process of revising our stroke survey process to align with the new rule TAC 157.133.

Revisions to the new the rule go into effect September 1, 2022 and will change the current Level III Stroke Support Hospital to the Level IV Acute Stroke Ready hospital.
In alignment with the rule revision, TETAF is enhancing its stroke survey service line based on the 2020 Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) approved Stroke Committee recommendations endorsing the utilization of the Brain Attack Coalition Guidelines. TETAF has a team of experienced stroke surveyors who provide survey verification services for 19 rural Texas hospitals that have sought out and worked to achieve the Level III designation as stroke centers. Stroke Level IIIs will be renamed Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals.

TETAF will provide verification surveys for hospitals seeking Acute Stroke Ready stroke designation. Although available for urban areas, TETAF ensures the verification and designation process is available for smaller, rural hospitals in Texas.

About Us

Our service area includes the counties of Marion, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby, Trinity, Gregg, Upshur, Cherokee, Freestone, Houston, Rains, Van Zandt, Anderson, Henderson, Smith, Wood and Camp.

RAC-G) operates as a not-for-profit entity to serve as a link between area hospitals, pre hospital providers and local, state and federal agencies in matters of trauma, healthcare and disaster preparedness and response.

RAC-G is here to serve our East Texas region in the following areas:

  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Providing regional equipment and training opportunities upon requests and approval
  • Mass Communication Systems such as IRIS, EMResource, WebEOC, Staffing Notifications, Disaster Alerts
  • Offering Educational Opportunities both Clinical and Public with CEUs available
  • Coordination of disaster resources through Emergency Medical Task Force-Region 4, both within our region and for state deployment
  • Stroke and STEMI Registry development, collection and reporting
  • Develop and maintain the Regional System Trauma Plan (Trauma/EMS/Acute Care/Hospital Plan, known to us as the TEACH PLAN)

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Emergency Medical Task Force Region 4

The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (TX EMTF) is a series of components that are capable of activating resources on behalf of Texas on a state mission that provides a custom, scalable approach to medical disaster response. The key to the program is the ability to activate our members from EMS & fire departments, public and private healthcare organizations, regional coalitions, & state and local government who provide personnel & assets that activate during disasters.

Administrative Team

Meet our team behind the scenes

Sheryl Coffey


Tammy Clanton

Office Manager

Loretta Kuhn

Contract Compliance Administrator

Lisa Modisette

Healthcare Coalition Coordinator Region - G

Heather Wells

Healthcare Coalition Coordinator Region - G

Aaron Wells

Data Information Systems Administrator

Glenn House

Healthcare Coalition Coordinator Region - F

Eric Bailey

EMTF-4 Coordinator


Contact the RAC-G below


100 E. Ferguson St., Ste. 708, Tyler, TX. 75702



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