WASHINGTON —The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) continues to see an increase in the number of qualified physicians applying to obtain multiple licenses through its expedited pathway to licensure.

Approximately 80 percent of U.S. physicians meet the criteria for licensure through the Compact.

The IMLCC process has resulted in 3,426 medical licenses being issued by member state medical boards since the launch of the Compact in April 2017. The IMLCC has processed 1,867 applications and 497 licenses have been renewed through the Compact during the same time period.

“The rise in the number of physicians utilizing the Compact process is testament to its success,” said FSMB President and CEO, Humayun Chaudhry, DO. “Reducing barriers to practicing in multiple states is allowing qualified physicians to reach more patients and improve access to care. We commend the leadership of the IMLCC for their tireless work and congratulate them on reaching such an important milestone.”

Twenty-four states, Guam and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to join the Compact. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Compact legislation remains under consideration in Michigan.

To learn more about the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, visit IMLCC.org.

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