Licensure

  • Welcome to Texas!

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    As the saying goes, everything is bigger and better in Texas. And that holds true for the Texas Medical Association. More than 50,000 physicians and medical students have chosen to be members of TMA. If you're new to Texas, use TMA's one-stop location for information on the licensure process, physician demographics, credentialing application, establishing your practice, state and federal agencies, resources for your practice and much more.

    Getting Started in Texas
  • TMB to Transition to Electronic Licenses in September

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    Beginning Sept. 1, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) will no longer issue paper licenses for physicians or physician assistants. Instead, new and renewed licenses will be available via the My TMB online portal. 

    Get the Details  
  • Legislative Wins on TMB: Back on Track

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    Two years ago during the 2017 regular session, the Texas Legislature put the practice of medicine in the state in serious danger, failing to renew the Texas Medical Board (TMB) and the state’s Medical Practice Act. Among other potentially catastrophic side effects, having no medical board and no medical practice act would have meant anyone in Texas could call themselves a physician and practice medicine.

    Charting Medicine's Statehouse Progress: TMB  
  • Licensure Member Benefits

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Licensure Articles

    Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Bill Signed into Law

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    Gov. Greg Abbott signed the MOC bill into law. Find out why it’s an expensive, time-consuming process that many physicians believe offers no value to them or their patients.

    All About MOC
  • Is Your Board Certification Safe?

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    It was supposed to be a benign medical board order caused by some minor missteps. Instead, without warning or a chance to argue his case, a Texas subspecialist in an underserved area lost his board certification. Sound like an anomalous nightmare? It might be — but it also could be that your certifying board has more discretion than you realize to review or even revoke your certification based on the slightest disciplinary action. 

    Get the Facts  
  • TMB Sunset Self-Evaluation 

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    “Is government giving us our money’s worth?” The Legislature relies on the Sunset process to regularly shine a light on state agencies and programs to see if they are still relevant in a changing world, and if so, how they can do their jobs better.

    Texas Medical Board Self-Evaluation Report  
  • TMA Supports Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

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    The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact offers a new, voluntary expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. 

    Testimony by Russell Thomas, DO  
  • A Physician’s Guide Through the TMB Disciplinary Process

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    Most physicians strive to maintain the highest of standards by practicing good medicine and behaving professionally. But if you find yourself the subject of a TMB investigation, you need to understand how your responses and actions throughout the process will affect you now and in the future.

    Texas Medical Board Investigations