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Senate Bill 674 - Filed by Senator Charles Schwertner (R- Georgetown)
Expedited Licensure of Psychiatrists – On Tuesday, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed SB 674, which would require the Texas Medical Board (TMB) to create an expedited licensure process that would
allow out-of-state psychiatrists to treat Texas patients in need of care. Currently, Texas is one of only eight states to offer no reciprocal licensure for out-of-state physicians. Senator Schwertner said, "The sad truth is, the majority of Texas counties are already woefully underserved when it
comes to mental health services. Unless we can expand our mental health workforce, we risk worsening an already serious behavioral health crisis in Texas."
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Gilbert R. Gonzales