Medical licensure in the state of Texas is governed by the Texas Medical Board. Individuals eligible for licensure must successfully complete an accredited graduate medical degree program, obtain board certification, and have not restrictions on their license and prescribing Authority.
Applicants for medical licensure in Texas must first file an application for licensure and receive a scheduling permit from the Texas Medical Board before being eligible to sit for the Jurisprudence Exam. Applicants for medical licensure in Texas must take the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination and earn a score of 75 or better within the first three attempts.
TMA offers a comprehensive manual and study guide for the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Exam
The 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandated the adoption of National Provider Identifiers (NPI) for health care providers and health plans. An NPI is required for physician licensure in Texas. To apply for an NPI, log onto the National Plane & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
TMLT is a unique, not-for-profit health care liability claim trust owned by its physician policyholders, and is the only professional liability carrier exclusively endorsed by the Texas Medical Association. Created in 1979, TMLT has grown to be the largest medical liability provider in the state, protecting more than 14,500 Texas physicians.
To maintain an active medical license, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) requires a physician to renew their license every two years. To be eligible for license renewal, a physician must complete 48 hours of continuing medical education (CME) every twenty-four months, including two hours of ethics CME.Use TMA's summary of CME reporting activities to maintain and renew your license.
TMB Rules Summary
Texas Department of Insurance
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