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Interstate Licensure Compact Draft Nears Completion

08/21/14  Portland, Ore.

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), a national nonprofit representing the 70 medical and osteopathic boards of the U.S. and its territories, is nearing completion on a draft interstate compact for physician licensure.

For states that have interest in using an interstate compact, sample language is available from FSMB. The Compact, which offers a streamlined alternative pathway for state-based licensure, would create a new process for faster licensing for physicians interested in practicing in multiple states, including those who practice telemedicine, and reaffirms the location of a patient as the jurisdiction for oversight and patient protections.