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Affidavit Needed for Emergency Health Care Run Data

The Office of EMS Trauma Systems is asking EMS providers to submit an affidavit to attest that a good faith effort was made to submit calendar year (CY) 2018 emergency health care run data to the Texas EMS Trauma Registry and to reconcile potential discrepancies between emergency health care runs recorded by individual EMS providers…

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Governor Appoints Five to the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council

Five Texans accept new roles to the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC). Three of the appointees have served in vital positions with TETAF. Governor Greg Abbott appointed Dudley Wait, Jorie Klein, Cassie Campbell, Lucille Maes, and Darrin R. Rudolph to GETAC. Their council duties begin January 1, 2020. “Our foundation works closely with…

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May is 30th Annual National Trauma Awareness Month

In 1988, Ronald Reagan recognized the need for trauma awareness and established May as the month for education and prevention activities. For the past 30 years, trauma leaders in Texas, and around the nation, have spearheaded efforts to educate the public, prevent traumatic injury and improve trauma care for all. Past campaigns have included: Stop…

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Public Comment for Draft Rules

The public comment period is now open for draft rules for Hospital Level of Care Designations for Maternal Care and Centers of Excellence for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. The proposed rules for Hospital Level of Care Designations for Maternal Care can be viewed here or here. Fill in the following four fields: Title Number:  25 Chapter Number:  157…

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RAC-G Partners to Host Successful Hypertension Conference

On September 22, the Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council partnered with the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership to host a successful hypertension conference in Tyler. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke affecting 29.5 percent of Texans. This conference served to educate the public…

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