January 8, 2013

To whom it may concern:

The Texas Medical board has a website located at http://www.tmb.state.tx.us . We have a public web based verification system that is run in-house located on our website. To access this database choose the link “Look up a Doctor” from our home page. This database will provide links to view Board Orders, where applicable.

We also have an online verification system that allows registered health care entities to receive, by mail, limited information on open investigations, if any exists. To access this database choose the link "For Doctors & Other Healthcare Professionals” from our home page, and then select “Institution Information” and "Healthcare Entity Requests". This database will also provide links to view Board Orders, where applicable. The information in both the HCE and the public verification system is updated daily.

Our website also contains links to Docfinder/Texas. The information accessed through Docfinder is provided by TMB and only updated monthly. We do not run that website.

The Manager of Licensure, has provided the following information: “The Texas Medical Board obtains verification of the following information as part of its licensure process for physicians, physician assistants, surgical assistants, and acupuncturists.

A. Identity and age.
B. Professional education.
C. Passage of professional examination.
D. Professional training and ability.
E. Professional character.

The procedures used to verify this information meet or exceed URAC, NCQA and JCAHO guidelines.

An applicant is not granted licensure until all required documents are furnished to the board and are verified. The board may, in rare and unusual circumstances, accept alternative documents. Substitutions are considered only when the applicant submits proof of exhaustive efforts undertaken to secure the required documents. These exceptions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the board's executive director or by a committee of the board. "

Sincerely,

Rhea Hines, Supervisor
Pre-Licensure, Registration and Consumer Services (PRC)

Location Address:
333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 610
Austin, Texas 78701
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2029
Austin, Texas 78768-2029
Phone 512.305.7030
Fax 512.463.9416
Licensure Fax 512.305.7009
www.tmb.state.tx.us

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