• The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

    Physician Compact Expanding in 2021

    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 quick 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 Update July 2021

    Map of compact states provided by the IMLC Commission; used with permission. 
    * Questions regarding the current status and extent of these states’ and boards’ participation in the IMLC should be directed to the respective state boards.

    As of July 1st, 2021, the IMLC includes 32 states, the District of Columbia, and the Territory of Guam, with other states expected to join in the near future: 

    The states currently issuing Letters of Qualification (LOQ) as a physician’s State of Principal Licensure (SPL) and issuing medical licenses to LOQ holders include: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming. The U.S. Territory of Guam is also issuing LOQs and licenses.

    Delaware, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, have agreed to the IMLC terms, but implementation of the compact is currently in process or has been delayed.

    Several states are poised to join the physician compact in the near future, including New York, North Carolina, and Ohio 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. 


    *NOTEAs of July 1, 2021, these IMLC states currently issue medical licenses to physicians who hold a Letter of Qualification (LOQ).

    For more information on working in a physician compact state:

    ▪ COMPLETE the form on the right or give us a call at 800.685.2272
    ▪ VISIT the IMLC Commission website;
    ▪ USE Staff Care’s interactive map on state medical licensing

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