In 1992, the State of Texas adopted formal rules and regulations governing the development of a statewide trauma system in Texas, under the auspices of the Texas Department of Health (now the Department of State Health Services).
DSHS was directed to develop a regional advisory council (RAC) for trauma, that would guide the development of a trauma system for each region.
The Panhandle Regional Advisory Council was formally recognized by the State of Texas in 1993.
The Panhandle Regional Advisory Council's mission is to provide the infrastructure and leadership necessary to develop an inclusive emergency health care system within Trauma Service Area A.
The RAC seeks to achieve our mission through the following activities: