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.    

COVID-19 Advisory:

The DSHS Medical Advisory Board (MAB) continues to review cases, remotely at this time. Reviewed cases with MAB recommendations continue to be sent to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on a regular schedule.

Please contact DSHS while your case is under review with the Medical Advisory Board: or (512) 834-6738/(512) 834-6739. 
Please contact DPS after the Medical Advisory Board has issued a recommendation: or (512) 424-2600. 

Next Public Meeting

Past Meetings

Board: Medical Advisory Board (MAB)
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM (CDT) 
Location: Robert D. Moreton Building, Room M618,1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756
Agenda (PDF)  Registration and Public Comment Opportunity (HTML) Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 PM (CDT), December 7, 2021.

Past Meetings 

July 23, 2021
December 11, 2020
Agenda Approved Minutes

Learn More About the Board and Activities

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

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) 206-3778
Email: Texas Medical Advisory Board

Last updated November 3, 2021