Professional Name Presentation
All licensed physicians in the state of Texas are required to professionally use the name under which they are licensed with the Texas Medical Board. Using any other name may confuse or mislead the public and may be considered by the Board to be unprofessional conduct as defined by the Texas Occupations Code Chapter 164.052(a)(5).
Any physician who wishes to change the professional name under which he/she practices must first satisfy certain formalities and documentation. Any physician who is found to be using a name, other than the one that the physician is licensed under, may be subject to disciplinary action for violation of the above referenced statute.
Name Change Request Form (PDF)
Health Care Liability Claims Report Form
As required under Texas Occupations Code Chapter 160.052, REPORT FROM INSURER OR PHYSICIAN. (a) Each insurer shall submit to the board the report or other information described by Section 160.053 at the time prescribed.
Consent Form for Abortion Procedure on a Minor
This Form has been adopted by the Texas Medical Board in accordance with the requirements of §164.052(c), Texas Occupations Code (enacted by SB 419, 79th Legislature, 2005) and is published in 22 Texas Administrative Code §165.6(f). The purpose of this form is to allow the physician to obtain the required consents for an abortion to be performed on an unemancipated minor. The form is available here: Consent Form for Abortion Procedure on a Minor.
Notice to Physicians Treating Elderly Persons
Under the requirements of SB 1330 effective 9/1/05, physicians responsible for the management of an office that provides ongoing medical care to elderly persons are required by TMB to offer, to the extent possible as determined by the physician, the opportunity to receive the pneumococcal and influenza vaccines to each elderly person who receives ongoing care at the office. If the physician decides it is not feasible to offer the vaccine, the physician must provide the person with information on other options. The Texas Department of State Health Services provides full information regarding immunizations on its website at www.immunizetexas.com.
Medicaid Prescribers Prescription Pad Notice
Beginning April 1, 2008, practitioners who prescribe to Medicaid patients will be required to use tamper-resistant prescription paper when writing a prescription for any drug for Medicaid recipients.
For additional information: Tamper Resistant Prescriptions (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
Rural Health Opportunties
For information regarding rural health programs sponsored by private and state organizations please visit the State Office of Rural Health.
The SORH website provides access to rural health data, grants, loan repayment/scholarships, recruitment of health care providers, policies, useful links and other helpful information.