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Contents of the Profile System

Statutory regulations require the TMB to maintain a profile on each licensed physician. This profile information is gathered in conjunction with the license registration and is available to the public through our online verification database located here: 

Look up a License

 

  • The Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 154.006 requires that information be made available through the physician profile system. In addition to the statutorily required information, the TMB has adopted rules (Chapter 173) regarding the contents of the physician profile system.  More information is avaliable at: Occupations Code & Board Rules

    Due to concern expressed by licensees regarding identity theft and the public disclosure of exact dates of birth, TMB has revised our policy for disclosing this information. We no longer include exact dates of birth in our data products, online verification databases or verbal verifications. We do however continue to include birth year.

    The profile of each licensed physician contains the following basic information, some of which is provided by the physician (e.g. primary practice address, hospital privileges, specialty board certification, delegation information, etc.)and some of which is provided and verified by the board (e.g., license status, educational background, disciplinary actions, etc.):

    (1) Full name;

    (2) Place of birth if the physician requests that it be included in the physician's profile;

    (3) Gender;

    (4) Ethnic origin if the physician requests that it be included in the physician's profile;

    (5) Name of each medical school attended and the dates of:
         (A) Graduation; or
         (B) Fifth Pathway designation and completion of the Fifth Pathway Program;

    (6) A description of all graduate medical education in the United States or Canada, including:
         (A) Beginning and ending dates;
         (B) Program name;
         (C) City and state of program;
         (D) Type of training (internship, residency or fellowship); and
         (E) Specialty of program;

    (7) Any specialty certification held by the physician and issued by a board that is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists;

    (8) Primary and secondary specialties practiced, as designated by the physician;

    (9) The number of years the physician has actively practiced medicine in:
         (A) The United States or Canada; and
         (B) Texas;

    (10) The original date of issuance of the physician's Texas medical license;

    (11) The expiration date of the physician's registration permit;

    (12) The physician's current registration, disciplinary and licensure statuses;

    (13) The name and city of each hospital in Texas in which the physician has privileges;

    (14) The physician's primary practice location (street address, city, state and zip code);

    (15) The type of language translating services, including translating services for a person with impairment of hearing that the physician provides at the physician's primary practice location;

    (16) Whether the physician participates in the Medicaid program;

    (17) Whether the physician's patient service areas are accessible to disabled persons, as defined by federal law;

    (18) A description of any conviction for an offense constituting a felony, a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or a Class C misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

    (19) A description of any charges reported to the board to which the physician has pleaded no contest, for which the physician is the subject of deferred adjudication or pretrial diversion, or in which sufficient facts of guilt were found and the matter was continued by a court of competent jurisdiction;

    (20) A description of any public board action against the physician;

    (21) A description of any disciplinary action against the physician by a medical licensing board of another state;

    (22) A description of the final resolution taken by the board on medical malpractice claims or complaints required to be opened by the board under the Medical Practice Act (the "Act"), TEX. OCC. CODE ANN. 164.201;

    (23) A description of any formal complaint issued by the board's staff against the physician and initiated and filed with the State Office of Administrative Hearings under 164.005 of the Act and the status of the complaint;

    (24) A description of a maximum of five awards, honors, publications or academic appointments submitted by the physician, each no longer than 120 characters; and

    (25) A description of any medical malpractice claim against the physician, 
         (A) For which the physician was found liable,
         (B) A jury awarded monetary damages to the claimant & 
         (C) The award is determined to be final not subject to further appeal.

     

    The profile of each licensed physician contains some basic information, which is provided by the physician (e.g. primary practice address, hospital privileges, specialty board certification, delegation information, etc.) and can be updated at any time.  Many updates are provided by the physician at a time of licensure renewal/registration.  However, an update may be provided by the licensee between renewals by following a few simple steps.

    •         Print a copy of the online profile by searching for your license in the Look up a License system.
    •         Review the information available on your profile and make notations of any changes/corrections/updates that are needed.
    •         Licensee profile changes/corrections/updates must be submitted in writing, with the signature of the licensee.  Please note - Email requests will only be accepted if the email includes an attachment with the outline of the request and a signature of the licensee.

     

    Written changes can be sent to:

     

    Email: registrations@tmb.state.tx.us

                OR

    Fax: (888) 512-2581

                OR

    Mail:

    Texas Medical Board
    P.O. Box 2029, MC-245
    Austin, TX 78768-2029

     

    •         Requests are reviewed in the order received, and may take up to 10 business days for processing.

    Licensees are required to attest as to whether or not the profile information is correct at the time of registration/renewal and to initiate correction of any incorrect information. However, physicians should maintain current profile information by submitting updates and corrections as changes occur.

     

    In addition, per Board rule 173.3, licensed physicians must report the following to the Board within 30 days after the event:

      (1) Any change of mailing or practice address;

      (2) Incarceration in a state or federal penitentiary;

      (3) An initial conviction, final conviction, or placement on deferred adjudication, community supervision, or deferred disposition for:

        (A) a felony;

        (B) a misdemeanor that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of a physician licensed by the board;

        (C) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

        (D) a misdemeanor under Chapter 22, Penal Code (relating to assaultive offenses), other than a misdemeanor punishable by fine only;

        (E) a misdemeanor on conviction of which a defendant is required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure;

        (F) a misdemeanor under §25.07, Penal Code (relating to the violation of a protective order or a magistrate's order); or

        (G) a misdemeanor under §25.071, Penal Code (relating to the violation of a protective order preventing offenses caused by bias or prejudice); or

      (4) An initial finding by the trier of fact of guilt of a felony under:

        (A) Chapter 481 or 483, Health and Safety Code (relating to offenses involving controlled substances and dangerous drugs);

        (B) Section 485.033, Health and Safety Code (relating to offenses involving inhalant paraphernalia); or

        (C) the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. §801 et seq.).

     

     

    The full text of Board rule 173 is available for review here.

     

    The process for updating a mailing or practice address is available here.