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How was the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association created?

The Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association (TMLIUA) was created by statute in 1975. The 64th Texas Legislature (1975) passed Senate Bill 491 which included a provision for the creation of the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association as a temporary solution to a market restriction in availability of Medical Professional Liability Insurance. The bill was passed on May 29, 1975 and the first policy was issued on September 1, 1975.

Statement of Purpose

The TMLIUA (also referred to as the Texas JUA) is here to ensure the availability of medical professional liability insurance to the licensed medical providers and facilities in Texas who are unable to obtain reasonably priced coverage in the standard insurance market.

Who is eligible for coverage?

Eligible health care providers and facilities are determined by the Texas Department of Insurance and are subject to change. Currently, the following are eligible for coverage: Physicians, Surgeons, Podiatrists, Dentists, Registered Nurses, CRNAs, Nurse Midwives, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living facilities.

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