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Current Driver’s License Requirement Temporarily Waived Due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Last updated on 7/9/2020

Information posted July 9, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the Health and Human Services Commission has temporarily waived the requirement to have a current driver’s license to enroll in Texas Medicaid.

Providers who have expired driver’s licenses and who submit a paper enrollment application or enroll through Provider Enrollment on the Portal (PEP) must use “12/31/3999” as the driver’s license expiration date. Providers must submit a copy of their expired driver’s license with the application.

The following requirements must be met to utilize this exception:

  • The driver’s license expiration date is on or after March 13, 2020.
  • The application received date is within 60 days after the end of the public health emergency.

Example: The public health emergency end date is July 24, 2020. Providers may enroll with a driver’s license with an expiration date of March 13, 2020 if the application is received by September 24, 2020.

Providers with an expired driver’s license date will be reviewed by TMHP to confirm the expiration date meets the requirements.

For more information, call the TMHP Contact Center at 800-925-9126 or the TMHP-CSHCN Services Program Contact Center at 800-568-2413.