4 Hot States in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

  Whether you want to take your clinical practice to a new area of the United States, or you want to expand your telemedicine offerings to include patients from multiple states, growing your practice requires special consideration for licensing.  

The
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) was created to help physicians provide care across state lines by streamlining the licensing process. 

According to the IMLC’s website, “the Compact offers a voluntary, expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. The Compact significantly streamlines the licensing process. Applying for licensure through the Compact eliminates the need to manage multiple applications — including the time and expense of communicating with more than one state medical board.”
 

As of June 24, 2020, there are 27 states currently participating in the IMLC, in addition to Guam; two additional states and the District of Columbia have passed the legislation, but it has yet to be implemented. Physicians must meet eligibility requirements to apply with the Compact, and their State of Principal License (SPL) must participate.
 

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Four noteworthy states in the IMLC

Let’s take a look at four states in the IMLC that have plenty of opportunities for physicians—to work and explore. These doctor licensure compact states making waves are: 

Arizona
 

The gem of the Southwest features bustling medical communities in cities like Tucson and Phoenix. Practitioners in Arizona will find both larger healthcare facilities as well as smaller rural settings like those on the outskirts of Yuma. Arizona’s Compact legislation went into effect in May of 2016 and since then it has been processing SPL applications and issuing licenses.
 

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South Dakota 

This Midwestern state was one of the early adopters of the IMLC, with legislation going through back in 2015. Because of the state’s sparse population, doctors here can easily practice telemedicine in order to reach patients who live in very rural areas without a lot of access to quality medical care. By joining the IMLC, providers can now live in other states and still provide care to South Dakota residents. Additionally, physicians can take locum tenens assignments here in between jobs, or to supplement their regular practice.

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Colorado
 

Home to the beautiful Rocky Mountains and a thriving medical scene, Colorado is an excellent option for physicians of all backgrounds and practice areas. From the bustling metropolis of Denver to desirable communities like Colorado Springs, Boulder, Aspen and Fort Collins, physicians will find an excellent work/life balance here. The state is also bordered by several other IMLC states such as Utah, Kansas, Arizona, Wyoming and Nebraska, making it easy to expand your practice to nearby locations.
 

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Michigan

At the heart of the Great Lakes Region, Michigan is home to world-class medical facilities and renowned natural beauty. It is the only state that can claim it borders four of the five Great Lakes. According to U.S. News and World Report rankings of the Best Hospitals, 26 meet high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. Michigan is newer to the IMLC, joining just last year. This state is also unique in that it is home to big cities like Detroit and Ann Arbor, as well as smaller rural communities. There are also many neighboring compact states including Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
 

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For more information on the IMLC or locum tenens opportunities in these and other states,
contact a recruitment specialist at Staff Care.

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