Hurricane Harvey Response
Please see the Governor's statement below regarding out-of-state providers assisting with disaster response:
In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, the Office of the Governor temporarily suspends all necessary statutes and rules to allow health care providers employed by a hospital and licensed and in good standing in another state to practice in Texas in order assist with the Tropical Depression Harvey disaster response operations.
(TMB interprets the Governor’s declaration to include health care providers credentialed by a hospital or a member of hospital staff.)
Hospitals must submit to the applicable licensing entity each out-of-state provider’s name, provider type, state of license, and license identification number.
This suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the Tropical Depression Harvey disaster declaration is lifted or expires.
E-mail health care provider information (provider's name, provider type, state of license, and license identification number) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For out-of-state physicians not affiliated with a hospital, please visit the following link for expedited permit information: http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/visiting-physician-temporary-permit
For out-of-state non-physician providers who are not affiliated with a hospital, please use the following form for expedited permitting: Emergency Visiting Practitioner Temporary Permit Form
DEA Emergency Authorization for Disaster Relief
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion Control Division, has established this link for emergency disaster requests only by DEA Registrants requesting authorization to quickly move controlled substances for relief efforts in response to domestic disasters: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/disaster_relief.htm