Texas Legislature Repeals Service Requirement for Non-US Citizen Physicians

 The Texas Legislature repealed the requirement that non US citizens had to work in Medically Underserved Areas or Health Professions Shortage Areas.  Senator Jane Nelson who sponsored the requirement in 2011 led the charge to repeal the law.  This is a huge gain for those physicians interested in practicing medicine in Texas by not limiting their access to job opportunities.  The repeal went into effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature which occurred on June 14, 2013.