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.  

Membership Opportunity

This board is seeking new members. The Medical Advisory Board 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 judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun.  If you are interested, the application is linked below. 

Member Application (PDF)

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Past Meetings

All recorded webcasts

June 21, 2024 Agenda Webcast Recording Report
January 5, 2024 Agenda Webcast Recording Report
December 1, 2023 Agenda Webcast Recording Report
September 27, 2023 Agenda Webcast Recording Report
December 1, 2022 Agenda Webcast Recording  
June 16, 2022 Agenda Webcast Recording  

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Contact Information

For questions regarding the status of your case, contact:

Phone: 512-424-2600
Fax: 512-424-5311

For questions regarding Medical Advisory Board forms, 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) 206-3778
Email: Texas Medical Advisory Board