Medical Advisory Board


COVID-19 Advisory:

The Medical Advisory Board (MAB) continues to review cases at this time. Reviewed cases with MAB recommendations continue to be sent to the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Due to the closure of driver’s license offices in response to Governor Abbott’s proclamation declaring a state of disaster in response to COVID-19, there may be a delay in issuing official notifications by DPS for individual cases. 

Please contact DSHS when your case is with the Medical Advisory Board: dshsmab@dshs.texas.gov or (512) 834-6738/(512) 834-6739. 
Please contact DPS after the Medical Advisory Board has issued a recommendation: MAB@dps.texas.gov or (512) 424-2600. 

 


Medical Advisory Board Physician Meeting

Friday, December 11, 2020, 1:00 P.M.
Agenda


Medical History Forms

If you have received a notification or correspondence from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with regards to being referred to the Medical Advisory Board for license eligibility, you may download the appropriate medical forms from the following links:
Driver License

License to Carry



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. 



Texas Medical Advisory Board Guides


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 1876)
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 November 16, 2020