• The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

    Physician Compact Expanding in 2019

    What is the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

    If you're looking for a new and exciting way to grow your physician career, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) could be your ticket to success.

    This quickly expanding physician compact expedites the licensure process for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. The IMLC makes it faster and easier to work in other compact states—whether you are moving/expanding your practice, working in telemedicine, or working locum tenens assignments

    Watch a short video on the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact here.

    Ready To Join The Physician Compact?

    Participation in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is voluntary, and interested physicians must meet several eligibility criteria. Applications can be submitted through a physician’s State of Principal Licensure (SPL).

    Which states are part of the physician compact?

    IMLC - June 19 Update

    Map of compact states provided by the IMLC Commission; used with permission.

    As of June 3, 2019, the IMLC includes 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the Territory of Guam, with other states expected to join in the near future:

    • The 20 states currently issuing Letters of Qualification (LOQ) as a physician’s State of Principal Licensure (SPL) include: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming. 

    ▪ One additional IMLC member state, Minnesota, offers expediting licensing for LOQ holders but is not currently processing applications as a SPL. 

    ▪ Eight additional states, plus the District of Columbia and one territory, have agreed to the IMLC terms, but implementation of the compact is currently in process or has been delayed: Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. territory of Guam. 

    Several states are poised to join the physician compact in the near future, including New Jersey which recently introduced IMLC legislation.

    Where you can find jobs in the physician compact states

    Staff Care 
    offers locum tenens jobs for physicians across the country, including these states that have implemented the IMLC. Our experienced recruiters can find your ideal assignment, walk you through the licensing and credentialing process, and arrange for free housing and other benefits.

    Click on each compact state below to search current locum opportunities. 


    *NOTE: As of June 3, 2019, these IMLC states currently issue medical licenses to physicians who hold a Letter of Qualification (LOQ); all but Minnesota are processing applications for LOQs that allow physicians to work in other compact states.

    For more information on working in a physician compact state:

    ▪ COMPLETE the short interest form on this page; 
    ▪ VISIT the IMLC Commission website;
    ▪ USE Staff Care’s interactive map on state medical licensing

  • The Physician Compact: Let Us Help You Join

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