NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT COMMISSION...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT COMMISSION
BYLAWS/RULES COMMITTEE

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,...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT COMMISSION
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

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...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT COMMISSION
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

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...

Notice of Public Meeting

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission

Coordinating Committee

 

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...

The lack of access to quality and affordable health care in rural areas coupled with disparities in access to newer technologies, medicines and treatment options, also contribute to rural communities being perilously underserved.

A long sought-after pathway for medical doctors to treat patients across state lines moved one step closer to reality with the inaugural meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission—or IMLC—held Oct. 27-28 in Chicago.

The proposed creation of an interstate compact that would allow psychologists to practice over the phone and across state lines has been introduced by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. While still in its draft stage, the association, which has partnered with The Council of State Governments’ National Center for Interstate Compacts to develop model language, hopes to have legislation introduced in the coming 2016 legislative session.

This Act enacts the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The compact: Becomes effective when adopted by seven states; Creates an interstate commission comprised of two representatives from each member state to oversee operation of the compact; Provides for physicians licensed in one compact state to obtain an expedited license in another compact state; Directs the commission to maintain a database of licensed physicians, and disciplinary records involving licensed physicians, from compact states; Provides for joint investigations and disciplinary actions; Authorizes the commission to levy and collect an assessment on member states to cover the cost of commission operations, and provides civil immunity for commission representatives and employees; Reserves member states’ rights to determine eligibility for physician licensure, license fees, grounds for discipline and continuing education requirements.

Telehealth is one of the fastest growing sectors within the health care industry. Nurses are increasingly being asked to deliver care through electronic means, offering opportunities for better patient care regardless of geographic boundaries. The NLC is a state-based licensure model that facilitates innovative care models by allowing nurses to legally deliver that care to patients through a multistate license. The NLC also has economic benefits, as it facilitates and expedites the hiring process for employers in their state, by enabling them to verify licenses online and to recruit from other states without having to go through the entire endorsement process. The NLC reduces licensure fees for nurses who practice in more than one state, eliminates unnecessary duplicative license procedures, reduces a nurse’s ability to move to another state to avoid a disciplinary action, and provides more expedient access to nurses in times of national crises. In the face of calls for the federal government to address health care licensing nationally, the NLC also offers a state-based solution to the claims that licensure is a barrier to interstate practice.

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