Medical Advisory Board

Duties of the Medical Advisory Board

Pursuant to Health and Safety Code, Title 2, Sec. 12.095, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) of the State of Texas may request an opinion or recommendation from the medical advisory board on the ability of an applicant or license holder to operate a motor vehicle safely or to exercise sound judgment on the proper use and storage of a handgun. If DPS makes a request, the commissioner or a person designated by the commissioner will convene a panel to consider the case or question submitted.

Each panel member prepares an independent written report for DPS. The member provides an opinion on the applicant or license holder’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle or their use sound judgment in the proper use and storage of a handgun as appropriate. The panel member's report may also make recommendations relating to DPS's next action.

As the driver licensing agency for Texas, DPS is solely responsible for all actions taken or initiated. Neither the Medical Advisory Board nor the attending physicians are legally liable for the decision or action taken by DPS in the suspension, revocation or denial of a drive licenses or handgun.  The DPS decision may be appealed to the courts for final determination.    

Applications are now being accepted for Medical Advisory Board

DSHS has an opportunity for physicians to serve as a member of the Medical Advisory Board (MAB). The MAB assists the Texas Department of Public Safety in determining whether applicants for driver’s licenses are capable of safely operating a motor vehicle, and if holders or applicants to carry a handgun are capable of exercising sound judgement with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun.  If you  are interested, applications will be accepted for consideration through July 19, 2019. 

Links to Medical Advisory Board Applications and Resources 

Flowchart of Medical Advisory Board Review Process (PDF, 14KB)

Forms and Publications for Drivers (HTML)

Forms and Publications for Concealed Handgun Licensure (CHL) (HTML)

Forms and Publications for Law Enforcement (HTML)

Forms and Publications for Physicians (HTML)

Texas Medical Advisory Board Guides

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Contact Information

For questions regarding the status of your case, please contact:

Mailing Address:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Enforcement and Compliance Services
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0320

Phone: 512-424-2600
Fax: 512-424-5311
Email: MAB@DPS.Texas.Gov

For questions regarding Medical Advisory Board forms, please contact:

Mailing Address:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Medical Advisory Board (MC 2835)
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Phone: (512) 834-6738/(512) 834-6739
Fax: (512) 834-6736/(512) 834-6611
Email: Texas Medical Advisory Board

Last updated October 11, 2019