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Summary: SB 1082 would amend the Occupations Code regarding medical professionals. The bill would increase the number of times a potential doctor may take a portion of the Texas licensing exam. The bill would also add to the list of exemptions and allow doctors to practice in Texas who would not be able to under current law.
Analysis: This bill would lower the barrier to entry for prospective doctors wishing to practice in Texas. The exemptions could also lead to more doctors practicing in underserved areas of the state. Also, to receive an exemption, doctors wishing to practice in Texas could not have had restrictions or disciplinary actions taken against them. We support SB 1082.