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NCT permit changes under Senate Bill 674

Senate Bill 674 (2017) changed the law so that the Texas Medical Board is no longer required to have a second permit for NCTs who work for physicians.  What remains is the requirement that NCTs obtain placement on the MRT Board’s general registry.


Please note that the changes made by SB 674 affect other agencies that license practitioners who also employ NCTs, such as chiropractors, podiatrists, and dentists.  For information on what actions those agencies are taking with respect to laws regulating those practice areas, please contact those agencies directly.  (See below for contact information.)


Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation – Podiatry

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners



The TMB regulations related to the NCT permit have been revised.  Current regulations related to the NCT registry are available for review here.

Existing NCT permits issued to those employed by physicians have been terminated and are listed as “No longer required by statute”.  This did NOT affect the NCT general registry listing.