You may be aware that physician licenses issued in Texas typically take six months plus. As of January 1, 2010, the Texas Medical Board began granting limited provisional licenses for providers that practice in an area designated as a health professional shortage area (HPSA) or an area designated by the federal or state government as a medically under-served area (MUA). The provisional license is valid for a maximum of 270 days and cannot be extended. There are certain qualifications that must be met by a provider, as required by the board.
This is exciting news for qualified areas that need provider coverage. It is also exciting news for physicians who are working on their Texas licensure, and would like to practice in the interim. Several states have similar licenses such as New Hampshire and Maine.
To learn more please visit : http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/professionals/physicians/applicants/provisionalLicense.php