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Texas looking for health care providers from other states, including social workers

Texas looking for health care providers from other states, including social workers, in flood aftermath

In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, the Office of the Governor temporarily suspends all necessary statutes and rules to allow health care providers employed by a hospital and licensed and in good standing in another state to practice in Texas in order assist with the Tropical Depression Harvey disaster response operations.  Hospitals must submit to the applicable licensing entity each out-of-state provider’s name, provider type, state of license, and license identification number.

This suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the Tropical Depression Harvey disaster declaration is lifted or expires.

Licensed health care professionals should contact their Texas licensing boards for more information on the approval process.

Texas hospitals may contact Pamela Adams, Program Specialist, Facility Licensing Group at (512) 834-6600, extension 2607 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.

Will Francis, LMSW
Government Relations Director
National Association of Social Workers/Texas Chapter

Additional Information:

The NASW Texas Chapter is urging members to follow evacuation orders. Social workers who wish to assist people affected by the storm should work with the American Red Cross. The Chapter will post hurricane-related information for social workers on its website and its Facebook page.

From the American Red Cross: Health & Mental Health Volunteers Needed

Posted on 08/29/17 at 09:33 AM


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