November 2016

Notice of Public Hearings for proposed rules on fees

Pursuant to the authority of Sections 5 and 6 of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLC Commission) hereby proposes to adopt administrative rule Chapter 3, “Fees.” Learn more.
 
Notice of Public Hearings for proposed rules on information practices
Pursuant to the authority of Sections 8 and 15 of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLC Commission) hereby proposes to adopt administrative rule Chapter 2, “Information Practices.” Learn more.

October 2016

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Prepares Launch of New Pathway for Multi-state Physician Licensing

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS (October 17, 2016) The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission met on October 3 to review the group’s significant progress in developing the infrastructure for a new, voluntary pathway for physicians seeking expedited licensure in multiple states. Learn more

September 2016

Notice of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Full Commission Meeting

Pursuant to Article VI Section I of the adopted Bylaws of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission and of Section 11, Subsection H of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, duly adopted by the Legislative Bodies of, and, signed into law by the hand of the Governors of the assembled member states of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, notice of a public meeting of the full Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is hereby served. Learn more

August 2016

Notice of Public Hearings for IMLC Rulemaking – Expedited Licensure

Pursuant to the authority of Section 15 of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLC Commission) hereby proposes to adopt administrative rule Chapter 5, “Expedited Licensure.” Learn more

Comments on First Draft of Rule on Expedited Licensure Process

On July 19, 2016, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission’s Bylaws and Rules Committee distributed to all commissioners the first draft of an administrative rule on the Compact’s expedited licensure process. Commissioners were given a July 29, 2016, deadline to submit comments to the Bylaws and Rules Committee. Learn more.

June 2016

Federal Grant Awarded to Support State Medical Boards in Implementing Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it will provide funding to support state medical and osteopathic boards as they implement the administrative and technical infrastructure of the new Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Learn more.

Colorado Becomes Latest State to Enact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Seventeen states have enacted legislation to expand access to quality health care through expedited medical licensure. Learn more.

May 2016

Kansas and Mississippi Enact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Legislation

Sixteen states have enacted legislation to expand access to quality health care through expedited medical licensure. Learn more.

New Hampshire and Arizona Enact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Legislation

Fourteen states have now enacted legislation to expand access to quality health care through expedited medical licensure. Learn more.

Hearings Scheduled on Procedure to Write and Adopt Rules for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) has scheduled two (2) public hearings on a proposed administrative rule to establish a process to write and adopt rules that will be needed to facilitate the interstate licensing process. Learn more.

April 2016

Work continues for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) Commission has held its third scheduled meeting March 31 and April 1, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. The next IMLC Commission meeting will be June 24, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Commission met previously in October and December of 2015. Learn more.

March 2016

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission to Meet March 31-April 1, 2016

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission will meet March 31 and April 1, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. Learn more.

February 2016

Work Continues for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is preparing for its third scheduled meeting for March 31 and April 1, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. Learn more

January 2016

Six New States Introduce Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Legislation

Kicking off the 2016 state legislative season, six new states have introduced legislation to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, joining a growing number of states across the nation seeking to expand access to quality health care by significantly streamlining the medical licensure process. Learn More

National Stroke Association Endorses Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The National Stroke Association – the nation’s only national nonprofit devoted entirely to stroke – has endorsed the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Learn more

December 2015

Wisconsin Becomes 12th State to Enact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Wisconsin became the 12th state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact after Governor Scott Walker signed the legislation into law today. Wisconsin joins a growing coalition of states across the nation committed to expanding access to quality health care, especially to those in rural and underserved areas of the country. Learn more

Notice of Public Meeting: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The IMLC Commission will meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday, December 18, 2015. Learn more

Notice of Public Meeting: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Funding Committee

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Funding Committee will meet via conference call on Monday, December 07, 2015. Learn more

Notice of Public Meeting: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Personnel Committee

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Personnel Committee will meet via conference call on Friday, December 4, 2015. Learn more

Notice of Public Meeting: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Technology Committee

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Technology Committee will meet via conference call on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Learn more

November 2015

Notice of Public Meeting: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Communications Committee

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Communications Committee will meet via conference call on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Learn more

Notice of Public Meeting: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Coordinating Committee

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Coordinating Committee will meet via conference call on Monday, November 23, 2015. Learn more

Notice of Public Meeting: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Bylaws/Rules Committee

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Bylaws/Rules Committee will meet via conference call on Friday, November 20, 2015. Learn more

October 2015

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Representatives Gather for Inaugural Meeting

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission met on Oct. 27-28 in Chicago to establish an administrative framework for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which offers a streamlined licensing process for physicians interested in practicing medicine in multiple states. Learn more

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Applaud State Medical Board Effort to Streamline Medical Licensing

With the recent enactment of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, a group of bipartisan U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), applauding state medical and osteopathic boards on the progress they have made in implementing an Interstate Compact to support medical license portability and expanding access to care. Learn more

September 2015

Illinois to Host Inaugural Meeting of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission

The State of Illinois and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will host the inaugural meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission on Oct. 27-28, 2015. Learn more

Wisconsin State Assembly Passes Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Bill 95-1

The Wisconsin Medical Society praised the Wisconsin State Assembly for its overwhelming bipartisan support of Assembly Bill 253 (AB 253), which allows Wisconsin to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The bill passed 95-1 and now moves on to the State Senate. Learn more

Wisconsin interstate medical licensing legislation addresses doctor shortage

In this article, Rep. Warren Petryk, who represents Wisconsin’s 93rd Assembly District, says the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact would be of great benefit, not only to the vastly rural 93rd Assembly District, but to many areas across the state. If legislation is enacted, Wisconsin would join 11 other states, including neighbors Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois, in the Compact. Learn more

July 2015

Federal Grant Awarded to Support State Medical Boards in Developing Infrastructure for Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2015) – The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced today an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support state medical and osteopathic boards in establishing a Commission to administer the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and to develop requirements for its technical infrastructure. Learn more

Video: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Briefing at National Press Club

Following the enactment of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, leading federal and state policymakers and key stakeholders gathered in the nation’s capital to examine the success of the recently established Compact. Hosted by the FSMB at the National Press Club, the event highlighted the Compact’s beneficial impacts on the delivery of and access to high quality medical care for patients across the country. Watch it here

Iowa Becomes 10th State to Enact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

WASHINGTON – Iowa became the 10th state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact after Governor Terry Branstad signed the legislation into law last Thursday. Iowa joins a growing coalition of states across the nation committed to expanding access to quality health care, especially to those in underserved areas of the country. Learn more

June 2015

Leading Policymakers, Stakeholders Underscore Benefits Interstate Compact at National Press Club Event

WASHINGTON – Following the enactment of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact by nine states, leading federal and state policymakers and key stakeholders gathered in the nation’s capital to examine the success of the recently established Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Learn more

LocumTenens.com Supports the FSMB’s Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

In an effort to reduce physician shortages, especially in rural areas, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact will speed up and streamline the licensing process for physicians to practice in multiple states. Learn more

Telemedicine Helps Bring Patients to Doctors

Senator Thune Editiorial Endorses Interstate Compact In this editorial, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota expresses his support for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Learn more

Medical agreement could bring more doctors, telemedicine to Wyoming

An increasing number of doctors with out-of-state practices could fly to Wyoming and see patients at a day clinic, now that seven state legislatures have joined the Cowboy State in an agreement to expedite physician licensing requirements. Learn more

May 2015

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Established With Seventh State Enactment; Formation of Compact Commission Triggered

WASHINGTON – Alabama became the seventh state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact after Governor Robert Bentley signed the legislation into law today, triggering the formation of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission. Learn more

Interstate Compact passes Minnesota House unanimously, heads to Governor Dayton

The Minnesota House passed legislation Friday to allow Minnesota to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Learn more

Editorial: Simplified licensing could aid health care access

An editorial in the West Virginia Herald-Dispatch notes that the passage of the Interstate Compact during this year’s regular legislative session could pave the way to ease the scarcity of medical options in rural, isolated areas of the state. Learn more

April 2015

New England Journal of Medicine Features Interstate Compact

A Perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine, ‘Improving Access and Mobility – The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact’, discusses the Interstate Compact. Read the article (subscription required)
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West Virginia is 5th State to Enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

WASHINGTON – West Virginia became the fifth state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact after Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed the legislation into law yesterday. Learn more

March 2015

Lawmakers work to simplify how doctors get licenses in multiple states

This report by KWQC-TV, which serves Illinois and Iowa, discusses how the Interstate Compact could help more families in rural communities get the healthcare they need. Watch it here

American Well Applauds Interstate Compact

In a blog post video, American Well CEO Dr. Roy Schoenberg expresses his organization’s support for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Watch it here

Texas Medical Association Promotes Benefits of Interstate Compact

The Texas Medical Association promoted the benefits of the Interstate Compact for patients and physicians in a recent video posted at its website. Watch it here

Wyoming Governor Signs First In The Nation Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

CHEYENNE – On Friday, February 27th, Governor Mead signed HB107 which streamlines the process for physicians from across the country to bring their expertise to Wyoming. Learn more

February 2015

Rhode Island is 15th State to Introduce the Interstate Compact for Medical Licensure

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island is the fifteenth state to have the Interstate Compact for Medical Licensure introduced in its Legislature, with the introduction of HB 5571 by Representatives Joseph M. McNamara, Joseph J. Solomon, Jr., Michael A. Morin, David A. Coughlin, Jr., and Mia A. Ackerman and S. 423 by Senators Christopher Scott Ottiano, Joshua Miller, Donna Nesselbush, and Adam Satchell. Learn more

Utah Legislature Sends Interstate Compact to Governor

WASHINGTON – The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact has been approved by both chambers of the Utah Legislature, making Utah the first state to send the legislation to its Governor to be signed into law. Learn more

State Chambers Move Compact Legislation Steps Closer to Enactment

Washington – Legislative chambers in three states – South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming – have passed the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, new legislation that would create an expedited multi-state licensing pathway for qualified physicians, while expanding access to care for patients across the nation. Learn more

January 2015

FSMB Releases Compact Fact Sheet

(Washington, D.C., January 30, 2015) – The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is releasing a fact sheet refuting false and misleading public statements and distortions made by individuals and organizations opposing the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which was recently developed by representatives of several state medical boards in an effort to streamline licensing for physicians who want to practice in multiple states. Learn more

Nine States Formally Introduce Legislation to Speed Physician Licensing Across State Lines

Washington – With some state legislative sessions only a few weeks old, already legislators in eight states – Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming – have formally introduced the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, model legislation that would speed the process of issuing licenses for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has launched a new webpage, http://licenseportability.org, to track the progress of the Compact in state legislatures. Learn more

September 2014

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Ready for Consideration by States

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), a national nonprofit representing the 70 medical and osteopathic boards of the U.S. and its territories, issued the following statement today regarding the completion of the drafting process for model legislation to create an Interstate Medical Licensure Compact that would speed the process of issuing licenses for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. Learn more

July 2014

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact on ReachMD

Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, FSMB President and CEO, discusses the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact on ReachMD. click here

FSMB: Draft Interstate Compact for Physician Licensure Nears Completion

WASHINGTON – The Federation of State Medical Boards, a national nonprofit representing the 70 medical and osteopathic boards of the U.S. and its territories, issued the following statement today after unveiling an updated draft interstate compact for physician licensure during its recent board meeting. The proposed changes to the draft compact would strengthen patient protections and streamline requirements for physician licensure. click here

May 2014

FSMB Director of Federal Government Relations Jonathan Jagoda, MPP presents on the Compact and telemedicine standards of care

Video available on YouTube. Watch it here

April 2014

FSMB Sr. Director of Legal Services Eric Fish, JD explains the interstate compact process

Video available on YouTube. Watch it here

January 2014

State Medical Board Effort to Streamline Medical Licensing Gains Support in U.S. Senate

A bipartisan group of 16 U.S. Senators has publicly commended state medical boards and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) for their recent efforts to streamline the licensing process for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states – thus helping facilitate the use of telemedicine and increasing access to care throughout the United States. Learn more

November 2013

16 U.S. Senators Applaud Efforts Towards Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Representatives of state medical boards from around the country announced today that they have moved closer to a new option for medical licensing that would speed up the process of issuing licenses for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. Learn more

October 2013

Interstate Compact for Physician Licensure Moves Forward with Consensus Principles

The Federation of State Medical Boards announced today substantial progress in an effort by state medical boards to develop a new system for streamlining medical licensure for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. Learn more

April 2013

Federation of State Medical Boards to Explore Use of Interstate Compact for Physician Licensure

The House of Delegates of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has approved a resolution calling for the FSMB to formally explore the creation of a new system that would utilize an “interstate compact” to increase efficiency in the licensing of physicians who practice in multiple states. The FSMB House passed the resolution unanimously during its Annual Meeting on April 20 in Boston. Learn more