Senate Bill 202 transferred four occupational regulatory programs from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Medical Physicists, Medical Radiologic Technologists, Perfusionists, and Respiratory Care Practitioners will now be regulated by the TMB and each occupation’s respective board/advisory committee. Current rules in effect for these occupational programs will continue to be in effect until amended by TMB, as directed by S.B. 202.
If you need to verify your existing active permit, you can do so on our website HERE.
If you have an active permit that was issued by DSHS, or if you have a permit that was issued by DSHS that has been expired for less than one year, you do not need to apply for a new one through the TMB.
Please note – this does not apply to temp permits – to move from a temp permit to a full, you will need to submit a new application.
Your information has been transferred, and you can find information regarding the Registration/Renewal process HERE.
As of October 7th, 2015 the TMB is accepting NEW applications for the Respiratory Care Practitioners. During this transition process, please check our website regularly for updates.
- If you have a pending application with the DSHS, those applications are in the process of being transferred to the TMB. Your new TMB licensure analyst will contact you by email regarding the status of your application once they have had an opportunity to review the existing information.
- If you have an existing license or permit that was issued through the DSHS and need to request an upgrade, you will need to submit a new application, using the online system below.
Extension for certain temporary permits
All extensions for temporary permits that will be granted due to the SB 202 transition have been granted, and are available for verification online. No further extensions are being contemplated at this time.
Online profiles for those temporary license holders that had expiration dates extended have been updated to reflect their new expiration date, and written verification of temporary licenses can be requested by e-mailing the Board’s registration department Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us.
The Licensure Department of the Texas Medical Board is committed to furthering the mission of the Board by ensuring quality healthcare for the citizens of Texas by upholding the standards set in statute and Board Rule, and by efficiently processing licensure applications.
Before You Apply
Please note that Texas has a two-step application process – pre-licensure and licensure. During pre-licensure, the applicant’s documents are collected and the applicant will be updated as to which documents have been received and are missing through regular mail or e-mail, if an address has been provided. Only after the initial documents have been received will your application be forwarded to the licensure step for processing. During licensure, a licensure analyst will review and verify all the information contained in the application and the supporting documentation. Additional information will be requested based on the review of your application and documentation.
Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted regarding supplemental documentation requirements. Depending on your answers, some of the questions on the application will require you to download a supplemental form and submit it. Some of the forms must be sent to a third party, such as your liability carrier. Applicants must also submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks.
Your application will not be processed until the following documents have been received:
- Fingerprints - licensure applicants are required to submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks. Results of the fingerprinting will be sent directly to TMB both from the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Records and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- National Practitioner Data Bank/Health Integrity Data Bank Self-Query Response - Contact the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)/Healthcare Integrity and Protection Databank (HIPDB) at http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov and perform a self-query. Send either of the following to the TMB: (a) a copy of the paper self-query response mailed to you by HIPDB/NPDB; or, (b) a print out of the electronic version of the self-query response.
- Certified Transcript from Program
- Proof of Identify - Copy of birth certificate or passport.
Individual application processing time will vary based on the complexity of the application. The processing time clock begins when the applicant has submitted all initial documents and has moved to the second step. Factors that increase the processing time are answering “yes” to any of the Professionalism questions on the application.
Communication with the Board
Applications are submitted online, but additional information and supplemental forms may be submitted using the US Postal Service or a private overnight delivery service. Board staff will communicate with applicants by e-mail, if an address is provided, or by letter using the US Postal Service.