TMB HCE Verification System
Registering as a Healthcare Entity
Healthcare entities are statutorily authorized to obtain
limited investigation information by Section 154.054 of the
Texas Occupations Code Annotated Subtitle B (Vernon 2000).
This subtitle may also be referred to as the Texas Medical
Practice Act ("MPA"). Section 151.002(a)(5) of the
MPA defines a health-care entity as:
(A) a hospital that is licensed pursuant to Chapter 241,
Health and Safety Code or the Texas Mental Health Code (Articles
5547-100, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes);
(B) an entity, including a health maintenance organization,
group medical practice, nursing home, health science center,
university medical school, or other healthcare facility,
that provides medical or healthcare services and that follows
a formal peer review process for the purposes of furthering
quality medical or health care;
(C) a professional society or association, or committee
thereof, of physicians that follows a formal peer review
process for the purpose of furthering quality medical or
health care; and
(D) an organization established by a professional society
or association of physicians or of hospitals, or both, that
collects and verifies the authenticity of documents and
other data concerning the qualifications, competence, or
performance of licensed health care professionals and that
acts a a health care facility's agent pursuant to the Health
Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, Title IV, Pub. L.
99-660 (42 U.S.C. Section 11101 et seq.).
To be considered for Healthcare Entity access, please submit
your request for registration as a healthcare entity on business
letterhead and over the signature of the appropriate authority
to make this request for the entity. Your request should identify
the subsection of Section 151.002(a)(5), listed above, under
which your organization qualifies. We are not allowed to accept
requests by facsimile.
You may submit your written request to:
Texas Medical Board
Attn: HCE Registration
MC-263, P.O. Box 2018
Austin, Texas 78768-2018
After review and determination that your organization qualifies
as a healthcare entity, you will be notified by
mail of the procedures necessary to inquire the Board's database
as a registered entity.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I retrieve my username and/or password for the HCE verification system if I lost it?
If you are not able to locate your username and password, please submit a written request to the address above, on letter head. Once your registration as an HCE has been verified, a letter will be sent to the address and contact of record with the username and/or password information.
How do I update the contact name for my registered HCE for the verification system?
Please submit a written request for the contact update to the address above, on letter head. Once your registration as an HCE has been verified, a letter will be sent to the address and contact of record with the username and/or password information.