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The IMLC: States Issuing Licenses, Implementation Delays, Legislation Introduced

Last updated October 31, 2017

As Medicus Healthcare Solutions reported earlier this 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 roughly 80 percent of physicians meet the required standards for licensure through the IMLC.

There have been a few significant updates since our April 18th post about the Compact’s launch. To ensure you have the latest information, read on to learn which states are currently issuing licenses, as well as those where the IMLC has passed, but implementation has been delayed, and states where legislation has been introduced.

Member State Serving as SPL Processing Applications and Issuing Licenses

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Member State Non-SPL Issuing Licenses

  • Colorado
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • Utah

IMLC Passed; Implementation Delayed

  • Maine
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Washington State

Legislation Introduced

  • Michigan
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Washington, DC

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