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.
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.
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Learn More About the Board and Activities
- Board Laws and Rules
- 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.
- Driver License - MAB Medical History Form
- License to Carry - Medical History Form for Concealed Handgun Applicants
- Texas Medical Advisory Board Guide
For questions regarding the status of your case, contact:
For questions regarding Medical Advisory Board forms, contact:
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