It’s official! The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is now accepting applications from qualified doctors who are interested in acquiring multistate licensure from participating states. The Compact, an agreement between the states that have implemented it and their medical licensing boards, will simplify and accelerate the process, benefiting permanent and locum tenens physicians, healthcare organizations, and patients.
As reported by Medscape last week, currently 18 states—Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming—have adopted the Compact. The web resource for physicians and health professionals stated that Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and the District of Columbia have introduced legislation to participate, too.
“Today marks an important milestone in the history of medicine and medical regulation in the United States,” said Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MACP, president and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) in a congratulatory statement to the licensing commission, as noted in an April 7 press release. “The launch of the Compact will empower interested and eligible physicians to deliver high-quality care across state lines to reach more patients in rural and underserved communities. This is a major win for patient safety and an achievement that will lessen the burden being felt nationwide as a result of our country’s physician shortage. I congratulate the Commission and all of our partners who worked tirelessly over the last five years to make this day a reality.”
In addition, Chair of FSMB Board of Directors Art Hengerer, MD, praised decision makers at MD and DO licensing boards who are committed to increasing access to exceptional healthcare and streamlining the licensure process.
The commission officially began taking delivery of applications earlier this month. Its website, IMLCC.org, provides information about eligibility for expedited licensure and detailed guidelines of the application process.
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