TETAF | Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Advocacy
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Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Advocacy

Advocacy

Your Voice on Trauma & Emergency Healthcare at the Texas Capitol

Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Advocacy

TETAF has been active at the Texas Capitol since 2009, providing services in the advocacy, public policy, communications and regulatory arenas. TETAF has become known as the go-to source for lawmakers on trauma and emergency healthcare. Filling a unique niche by representing the system as a whole, TETAF is able to successfully advocate on behalf of hospitals, EMS providers, Regional Advisory Councils and the Emergency Medical Task Force.

Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Day at the Capitol a Success!

Thank you to the advocates from across the state who joined us in Austin Feb. 21 for our biannual Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Day at the Capitol. We could not be successful without the work of these amazing doctors, nurses, EMTs and RAC staff. And special thanks to the survivors who joined us to share firsthand their experience with the state’s trauma system!

Photos from Capitol
House Resolution
Senate Resolution

House, Senate Interim Reports Released

The Public Health Committee of the Texas House of Representatives has released an interim report providing guidance to lawmakers as they begin the 85th legislative session. There are references to emergency healthcare including the RACs, infectious disease response and emergency communications. The full report is available online.

The House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee has also released a report referencing the work of the RACs and the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC). The report is available here.

The Senate Transportation Committee has released an interim report detailing the Driver Responsibility Program and suggesting modifications to improve the program. The report is available online here.

Meet Our
Advocacy Team

Dinah Welsh, TETAF CEO, Lead Advocate

Dinah Welsh

TETAF CEO, Lead Advocate

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Courtney DeBower

TETAF Legislative Communications

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Latest Legislative News

  • The Conference Committee is expected to finalize the state budget for 2018-2019 shortly. TETAF is calling on all stakeholders to make one final push for strong trauma and emergency...

  • TETAF has joined a broad coalition of stakeholders in support of the committee substitute to HB 2068 by Rep. Phillips (R-Sherman). HB 2068 would eliminate the Driver Responsibility...

  • The Speaker today announced House committee assignments for the 85th legislative session. A full list of committee assignments is available online. “We want to utilize Members’ str...

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