Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for Out-of-State Health-Care Providers Assisting with Disaster Response
In accordance with Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily suspended all necessary statutes and rules to allow licensed health-care providers employed by a hospital and who are in good standing in another state to practice in Texas to assist with disaster response operations.
This suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the Hurricane Harvey disaster declaration is lifted or expires.
Hospitals must submit to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) by e-mail each out-of-state provider’s name, license type, state of licensure, and license identification number to: Harvey@tdlr.texas.gov.
TDLR licenses the following health-care providers:
- Athletic Trainers
- Dyslexia Therapists and Practitioners
- Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers
- Orthotists and Prosthetists
- Podiatrists (Effective 9/1/17)
- Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
If you have questions or need assistance, please call 800-803-9202 between the hours of 7:00 am–6:00 pm CST or e-mail Harvey@tdlr.texas.gov.