The Interstate Medical Compact (IMLC) helps eligible physicians to seamlessly acquire the licensing needed to practice across state lines.
Physicians were previously required to apply for licensure in each state and wait up to nine months to receive a new state medical license. This benefit provides physicians with opportunities in new regions and underrepresented medical areas.
The IMLC is currently an agreement between 29 states, the District of Columbia, territory of Guam – and growing.
This makes the process of experiencing a medical career alongside the rewards of being a locum tenen tangible. This expedites the process of securing physician licensure in multiple states. Expedited licensure not only cuts down on the time required to obtain a license, but it also simplifies the process by replacing cumbersome paperwork with a single online application.
Below is a list of U.S. States participating in the compact. You can continue to follow The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact for updates as more states embark on this process.
In order to secure multiple state licenses, physicians must first meet mandated eligibility requirements. This includes full unrestricted licensure in one of the compact states and a state license that can be declared an SPL (State of Principal License). Additional eligibility requirements include:
In addition to having a basic SPL status, a physician must meet the following other requirements:
Once a physician has determined his/her eligibility, an application can be submitted online at IMLCC.org. The online application requires a declaration of SPL, as well as a list of the states where licensure is requested. Upon receipt of the application with required fees
The IMLC is a game-changer for both physicians and medical facilities. By streamlining the licensing process, the Compact can vastly broaden employment eligibility for locum physicians across multiple states. Hospitals and medical practices now have access to a broader pool of physicians to meet the needs of their patients. This could provide an added level of expertise, especially in rural or underserved areas that may not typically have this advantage. Want to learn more about the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact? D&Y’s experienced team of licensing professionals can assist you through every step of the process.
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