When someone applies for a medical license in Texas, it means they have already run the gauntlet: years of college, years of medical school, tests galore. And then they run up against the procedural requirements for licensure: application, documentation, fees. The Texas Medical Board makes them go through two stages: screening and licensing. Screening is the period of document collection from the applicant; once every document is received by the Board, the licensing stage begins. During this stage, the licensure analyst pores through the documents provided and verifies it.
There are numerous reasons the Medical Board might deny a license, of course. Among these are:
- The prospective licensee legitimately has failed to meet the eligibility requirements for licensure in Texas;
- The prospective licensee failed to provide information that the licensing analyst requested;
- The prospective licensee has had difficulties in either medical school or in a residency program after gradu
- The prospective licensee made falsifications in their application or made material omissions.
From time to time, during the process of verification, someone the analyst contacts will complain about the prospective licensee or assert that they are unfit for licensure. The reasons for this are various. But it does take its toll: it is part of the reason that the denial rate for medical licensure in Texas has hovered around twenty-something percent for years now.
Unfortunately, a complaint or assertion made during the licensure process is not directly assailable until after the determination for licensure has been made. This is where we come in.
When the Texas Medical Board denies a prospective licensee’s application, the law grants them the right to challenge that decision. And they should do so, given all they’ve been through. This is no time to lie down and take it: this is the time to fight.
As soon as you learn your application for medical licensure has been denied, you should contact a professional license attorney. BERTOLINO LLP can help. We are experienced license defense attorneys and we know how to navigate the appeals process before the Texas Medical Board. We are skilled at assisting medical professional hopefuls in determining the course of action that will be beneficial or detrimental to their career, depending on the particular situation. Immediately consulting an experienced license defense attorney to review your denial of license helps ensure the most favorable outcome in your case.
With offices in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, we serve medical professional clients all over the state. Contact us today or call (512) 476-5757 and schedule a case evaluation.