Interstate Compacts

This article reviews developments in interstate relations pertaining to uniform state laws, interstate compacts and administrative agreements, civil union and same-sex marriage, and other pertinent interstate legal matters since 2014.

The suicide rate from 1999 to 2014 increased by 24 percent, from 10.5 per 100,000 to 13 per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. That represents an increase of 1 to 2 percent per year, affecting almost every state and demographic.Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The deaths represent on average 113 suicides per day and more than 41,100 lives each year, at a cost to the U.S. economy of more than $51 billion dollars annually in lost work and medical costs.

With Kansas and Mississipi joining the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, membership now stands at 16 states.

Pursuant to Article VI Section I of the adopted Bylaws of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission and of Section 11, Subsection H of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, duly adopted by the Legislative Bodies of, and, signed into law by the hand of the Governors of the assembled member states of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, notice of a public meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Executive Committee is hereby served.

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLC Commission) has scheduled two public hearings on a proposed administrative rule to establish a process to write and adopt rules that will be needed to facilitate the interstate licensing process.The IMLC Commission approved a notice of intended action during a meeting on April 1, 2016, and will consider the rule for adoption at a meeting on June 24, 2016, in Salt Lake City, UT.

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) has scheduled two (2) public hearings on a proposed administrative rule to establish a process to write and adopt rules that will be needed to facilitate the interstate licensing process.

From economic and workforce development, to infrastructure and education, any number of items could have dominated discussions during the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, or NGA, in February. Yet, as the governors began to immerse themselves in committee reports and assemble a list of priorities for their meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, it was the issue of opioid abuse and overdose deaths that dominated the agenda.

The Third Meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission will convene Thursday March 31, 2016 from 12:00pm-4:30pm (CST) and from Friday April 01, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm (CST). The following is the draft agenda as recommended by Executive Committee of the Commission and submitted to the full body of the commission.

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Second Meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission held December 18, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The second meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission convened December 18, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. All eleven (11) member states were fully represented. The following are the draft minutes of the meeting as submitted by Commission Secretary Diana Shepard of West Virginia.

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