Help with Hurricane Harvey Victims

Well Hurricane Harvey has been a beast and will continue to wreck havoc on Texas for some time. There are quite a few emergency shelters open and those shelters will be looking for volunteer physicians.  If you have time and can give of your services visit the Texas Medical Board website at  On the home page you will find several categories where physicians and physician extenders can obtain information on emergency permitting. TMB staff are working round the clock to comply with the governor’s order to get physicians and other medical personnel in quickly.  Texas needs you and NOW!

Hurricane Harvey Response – Visiting Physician Temporary Permit

The Texas Medical Board is issuing expedited temporary permits for out-of-state physicians assisting with the Hurricane Harvey emergency response in Texas. The temporary permit is good for 30 days and there is no charge. All physicians applying must be sponsored by a licensed Texas physician, which may include a facility based physician such as a department director where the visiting physician will be practicing. Applications will be reviewed and immediately expedited upon verification and status of the out-of-state physician’s license.

Please fill out the form with sponsoring physician information and include “HARVEY” in the procedure section of the form.

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