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Changes to the IMLC: Licenses, Delays, and Introduced Legislation

Man writing at deskAs Medicus Healthcare Solutions reported last year, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) Commission is accepting applications from qualified doctors who are interested in obtaining multistate licensure from participating states.

The compact—an agreement between the states that have implemented it and their medical and/or osteopathic boards—both simplifies and fast-tracks the licensure process. It was developed to improve access to healthcare for people living in rural communities and underserved areas by making it easier for doctors to accept locum tenens jobs at hospitals, health systems, practices, and other facilities in these locations around the country. At present, the Commission indicates that roughly 80 percent of physicians meet the required standards for licensure through the IMLC.

A few significant updates have occurred since our October 31, 2018 post about the compact. To ensure you have the latest information, read on to learn which states are currently issuing licenses, where the IMLC has passed but implementation has been delayed, and in which states legislation has been introduced.

Member States Serving as State of Principal Licensure (SPL) Processing Applications and Issuing Licenses

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Member State Non-SPL Issuing Licenses

  • Minnesota

IMLC Passed; Implementation Delayed

  • Michigan
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Washington, DC

Legislation Introduced

  • Kentucky
  • North Dakota
  • New Mexico
  • South Carolina

In April 2017, the Commission officially began taking delivery of applications. Its website,, provides information about eligibility for expedited licensure and detailed guidelines of the application process. To see if you qualify, review the compact eligibility requirements.

To learn more about what you could do to enjoy greater opportunities, call 855.301.0563 to speak with one of Medical Healthcare Solutions’ knowledgeable recruiters today.

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