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Medical Radiologic Technologists

Senate Bill 202 transferred four occupational regulatory programs from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Medical Physicists, Medical Radiologic Technologists, Perfusionists, and Respiratory Care Practitioners are now regulated by the TMB and each occupation’s respective board/advisory committee. Current rules in effect for these occupational programs will continue to be in effect until amended by TMB, as directed by S.B. 202.

 

The TMB began processing the registration/renewal of existing Medical Radiologic Technologist licenses on January 4, 2016.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All extensions for full and temporary permits that will be granted due to the SB 202 transition have been granted, and are available for verification online. No further extensions are being contemplated at this time.
  • Online profiles for those temporary license holders that had expiration dates extended have been updated to reflect their new expiration date, and written verification of temporary licenses can be requested by e-mailing the Board’s registration department Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us.
  • Verifications are available online here.
  • Criminal history background checks through the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are required for all current licensees and permit holders. TMB has begun the process of fingerprinting existing licensees. Detailed information is in the tabs below.
  • Additional information provided in the “Useful Information” tab below.

 

  • CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS:

    • The fingerprint background check will be required prior to the completion of your initial TMB registration/renewal, per the new statutory requirement set out in Texas Occupations Code, Sec 601.1111.

    Note: Fingerprint results will not be REQUIRED until your renewal. Reminders of the fingerprint requirement will be included in the renewal notice sent out 90 days prior to your current expiration date.

    •  A Board issued 6 digit ID number is required for submitting your fingerprints. This 6 digit ID number is normally assigned at the time of application submission. For those who hold an existing permit, you will not be assigned a TMB 6 digit ID number until the transition of data from DSHS is complete. To expedite the processing of your results, please use the following general 6 digit ID “777777” to begin the fingerprint process.
    • Please note that the criminal history results can take 4-6 weeks for processing. Instructions getting your finger prints done are listed under the tab “Fingerprint Instructions”.
    • As results can take weeks to receive, we encourage you to being this process as soon as possible.
    • Per Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 50.12, FBI fingerprinting reports are only allowed to be used for the purposes requested. Therefore, we are not able to access fingerprint results that were submitted to another agency. If you have been previously fingerprinted for another license or by another agency, we apologize for the inconvenience; however you will still be required to submit the fingerprint criminal history background prior to your initial registration/renewal at the TMB.

     

    Physician, Physician Assistant and several other licensure applicants are required to submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks.  Fingerprinting services are provided by MorphoTrust USA for a fee (see "Current fees" below), payable directly to MorphoTrust USA. Results of the fingerprinting will be sent directly to TMB both from the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Records and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Please note – applicants for initial licensure should not submit fingerprints for review until after they have submitted the online application.

    Live Scan Fingerprinting – Only Available in Texas

    If you are in Texas, or reside out of state but can schedule a time to be in Texas, you may make an appointment for a live scan (a process that captures fingerprints without the use of ink), at locations throughout the state of Texas.

     

    1. Schedule an appointment to be electronically fingerprinted by MorphoTrust USA at one of their IdentoGo enrollment centers.

    • Internet based scheduling is the quickest and most convenient way to obtain a fingerprint appointment.
      1. You may begin the process now by simply clicking on this link: https://uenroll.identogo.com/servicecode/11G62J and then;
      2. click “Schedule or Manage Appointment”;
      3. complete all required fields on the following page;
      4. Enter your Board issued 6 digit ID#* with “MB-“ in front – example: MB-777777 
      5. Once you have scheduled your appointment, you are not required to bring the form to your visit.
    • If you prefer to schedule over the telephone, you must:
      1. First have the TX Fingerprint Service Code form (Fingerprint Service Code form);
      2. Then call 888.467.2080;
      3. Please have the TX Fingerprint Service Code form before you call –MorhphoTrust will prompt you for the Service Code (11G62J) on the form;
      4. Once you have scheduled your appointment, you are not required to bring the form to your visit.

    2. Arrive at your scheduled appointment with your photo identification and fee

    • If you plan on bringing a form of identification other than a valid (unexpired) TX Driver License, please refer to the Department of Public Safety’s acceptable document types here: http://www.l1enrollment.com/state/forms/tx/55fc619a7f7aa.doc
    • MorphoTrust accepts Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express, business checks, money orders and coupon codes (employer accounts) at the time of service.
    • Please note that personal checks and cash are not accepted.

    3. Your fingerprints will be submitted electronically to DPS and the FBI. You will not receive a printed fingerprint card.

    4. At the conclusion of your appointment, the MorphoTrust enrollment agent will provide you with an IdentoGo receipt stating that you were fingerprinted.

    Fingerprints provided for this application shall be used to check criminal history records of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in accordance with applicable statutes.

    Please note: If you choose to schedule fingerprinting online, please ensure that you use the TMB service code as, by law, we cannot use fingerprint results that were sent to another agency. If you have accidentally selected another agency, prior to your appointment you will need to visit www.identigo.com, select the state where you would like to schedule your fingerprinting session, Online Scheduling, Begin Registration, and then select “I have an existing appointment I would like to change.”

     

    Hard-Copy Fingerprinting – For Use Outside of Texas

    If you reside outside of Texas and cannot schedule an appointment in Texas for a Live Scan, you must be fingerprinted in ink on a card (only cards provided by the Texas Medical Board are acceptable) at a local law enforcement agency, and must then submit the card directly to MorphoTrust USA to be digitally scanned and processed.

     

    1. Request a fingerprint card by contacting the Texas Medical Board at Screen-CIC@tmb.state.tx.us if you are an applicant, or at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us if you are a licensee.

    2. Pre-enroll with MorphoTrust USA to submit fingerprint cards.

    • Internet based pre-enrollment is the quickest and most convenient way to submit fingerprint cards.
      1. You may begin the process now by simply clicking on this link: https://uenroll.identogo.com/servicecode/11G62J and then;
      2. Click “Submit a Fingerprint Card by Mail”;
      3. complete all required fields on the following page;
      4. Enter your Board issued 6 digit ID#* with “MB-“ in front – example: MB-777777
      5. complete all required fields on the following pages.
      6. On the next screen, click the “Pay for Ink Card Submission” button and complete all required fields on the following page;
      7. Complete payment screen;
      8. Print the confirmation document containing a bar code and complete by signing the waiver and filling in contact information;
      9. Once you have obtained your fingerprint cards, follow mail-in directions on the confirmation document.
    • If you prefer to pre-enroll over the telephone, you must:
      1. First have the TX Fingerprint Service Code form (Fingerprint Service Code form );
      2. Then call 888.467.2080
      3. Please have the TX Fingerprint Service Code form before you call –MorhphoTrust will prompt you for the Service Code (11G62J) on the form;
      4. Inform the MorhpoTrust representative that you wish to pre-enroll for a “hard card submission”;
      5. Once payment is complete a summary confirmation document will be emailed to you;
      6. Print the confirmation document and complete by signing the waiver and filling in contact information;
      7. Once you have obtained your fingerprint cards, follow mail-in directions on the confirmation page.

    3. Obtain a copy of your fingerprints by a criminal law enforcement agency on an original FBI APPLICANT fingerprint card. ALL requested information must be provided on the fingerprint card and you and the official taking the fingerprints must sign the card. ONLY CARDS PROVIDED BY THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD ARE ACCEPTABLE.

    4. All fingerprints MUST be captured by a law enforcement agency.

    5. Once you have obtained your fingerprint cards, follow the mail-in directions found on the MorphoTrust Pre-Enrollment Confirmation Page that you previously printed and completed.

    6. Wait for a receipt from MorphoTrust USA.

    Fingerprints provided for this application shall be used to check criminal history records of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in accordance with applicable statutes.

     

     

    Fingerprinting – Current fees

    As of 10/01/2016 the fee for fingerprinting is $38.50.  This fee includes the fingerprint vendor processing fee, DPS processing fee and FBI processing fee.

     

    * What is a Board issued 6-digit ID#?
    This number, assigned to you at the time you submitted your application for licensure, for physicians can be found online through LIST (Licensure Inquiry System of Texas) or for all other applicants through contacting the Texas Medical Board Consumer and Application Resources (CAR) Department at (512) 305-7030 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time.

    • If you have an existing license or permit that was issued through DSHS and need to request an upgrade, you will need to submit a new application, using the online system located in the Licensing section of our website.
    • Temporary permits are not eligible for renewal. At this time, additional temporary permits or extensions are not available. If you have an existing temp permit and need to move to a full, you will need to submit a new application, using the online system located in the Licensing section of our website.
    • Current rules for these occupational programs will continue to be in effect until amended by TMB, as directed by S.B. 202.
    • Please keep checking our website for updates and additional information regarding the transition of this registration process.
    • As part of the transition to TMB, new renewal forms have been created, including new questions.  In addition, renewals not completed online when an online option is available will have an additional processing fee (see “Additional Reg Fees” here. Fingerprinting will be required prior to the submission of a registration (see “Fingerprints”).  Please note: DSHS hardcopy forms will not be accepted for registration (renewal) at the TMB.