TMB to start fingerprinting with February license renewals

Under a new law passed by the 2023 Texas Legislature, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) is set to roll out fingerprinting requirements for criminal history background checks as a part of physicians' licensure renewal. TMB told TMA it is planning to start that process with February 2024 license expirations; instructions will be part of the email renewal notices that go out in December. Those licenses expiring in November are not affected for now. Texas Medicine Today will have additional coverage as more information becomes available. In the meantime, check the TMB website for updates.