Interstate Medical Licensure Compact


Information Release: Preliminary IMLCC Applications Data

The Executive Director has released the preliminary data regarding applications processed by the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) and licenses issued via the IMLCC process. 

For more information, contact Marschall Smith, Executive Director, at imlccexecutivedirector@imlcc.net.


Notice of Full Commission Meeting - September 13

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) will hold a full commission meeting on rule changes on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 1 p.m. (EDT)

Call In Information:

  • Call In Number: 222-501-3412
  • Access Code: 845-238-053

Meeting Downloads:

For further information and follow-up, please visit the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact website.


Press Release: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Issues First License

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2017

Contact:
Wanda Bowling
Program Specialist
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission
(770) 335-2539
inquiry@imlcc.net

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Issues First License

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is pleased to announce the issuance of the first Interstate Medical License. The application process went live on April 6, 2017, and an application was received on April 8, 2017, listing Wisconsin as the State of Principle License. The Letter of Qualification was sent to Colorado on April 19, 2017 with the Colorado license issued on April 20, 2017.

Another application which was received on April 7, 2017 had a Letter of Qualification issued on April 20, 2017 by Wisconsin. The applicant is still deciding which compact state in which they wish to be licensed.

For more information, contact Wanda Bowling at (770) 335-2539 or via email at inquiry@imlcc.net or visit the IMLCC website at imlcc.org.

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Press Release: IMLC To Begin Processing Applications for Expedited Licensure

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission will begin processing applications for expedited licensure under the compact on April 6, 2017. 


IMLC Executive Committee Draft Minutes - March 7, 2017

The following minutes are from the March 7, 2017 meeting of the IMLCC Executive Committee. If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Executive Committee for clarification.


IMLC Report to the States 2016

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is pleased to present to the member states of the compact a report on activities during calendar year 2016.

Sub-section 17 of Section 12 of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact states:

The interstate commission shall have the duty and power to:

(17) report annually to the legislatures and governors of the member states concerning the activities of the interstate commission during the preceding year. Such reports shall also include reports of financial audits and any recommendations that may have been adopted by the interstate commission.

The following report covers commission activities beginning January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.


Notice of Full Commission Meeting - December 14

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) will hold a full commission meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. (EST) by teleconference and webinar.

Call In Information:

Meeting Details:


Updated IMLC Bylaws - November 1, 2016

The IMLC Bylaws, with all amendments through November 1, 2016, are available below. Article VII, Section 1, established the public notification requirements for meetings and agendas of the Executive Committee. As of November 1, an in a line-numbered format is in place that will be easier review should there be discussion of possible amendments going forward.


Bylaws & Rules Committee Seeks Commissioners' Comments on Preliminary Drafts of Two Rules: Information Practices and Fees

Comments on the two (2) preliminary drafts of rules on information practices (core data set) and fees related to expedited licensure process are due by October 26, 2016. Please send comments to mark.bowden@iowa.gov. Download the drafts from the following links:


Notice of Full Commission Meeting - November 7

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) will hold a full commission meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. (EST) by teleconference and webinar.

Call In Information:

Meeting Details:


Notice of Full Commission Meeting - October 3

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) will hold a full commission meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CDT) at the University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160.

Call In Information:

  • Call In Number: 701-801-1220
  • Meeting ID: 448-099-674

Meeting Details:


Notice for Public Hearings for IMLCC Rulemaking on Expedited Licensure

Please view the Notice for more information on the public hearings.


Colorado Enters Into Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

On June 8, 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1047 (HB16-1047) Concerning the Adoption of an Interstate Compact to Allow Physicians to Become Licensed in Multiple States through an Expedited Licensure Process. The bill allows Colorado to participate in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (Compact) with other states, and provides an opportunity for physicians who meet the Compact eligibility requirements to obtain an expedited license to practice in Colorado and other Compact states. The Compact is governed by the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC), and outlines the process for obtaining an expedited license, including:

  • eligibility requirements;
  • the designation of a state of principal licensure;
  • the application, issuance, and renewal processes;
  • the fees charged by member states.

Eric Groce, D.O., President of the Colorado Medical Board, and Karen McGovern, Program Director of the Colorado Medical Board, serve on the IMLCC, which hopes to have the compact operational nationally in or after January 2017. This Compact has been a key initiative for the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) since 2013, and model legislation has now passed in 17 states, with Colorado being the latest.


Role of Colorado Medical Board

Once the Compact is up and running and member states can issue compact licenses, the Colorado Medical Board will facilitate the licensure of physicians under the Compact. This will include rulemaking in late 2016. Any Colorado physician interested in a Compact license must meet certain requirements in order to obtain the license and practice in multiple states. This type of licensure is not a requirement for all physicians in Colorado, but an option for those who are interested.

Read the Compact’s Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about how the Compact works and how it might affect your practice.


Increased Reporting and Joint Investigations Increase Consumer Protection

An important part of the Compact allows member states to investigate and discipline physicians, including as part of joint investigations with other member states. Member states must report disciplinary actions and complaints against licensed physicians to the Commission. In addition, Colorado will share information about disciplinary actions and complaints at the request of another member state.


Commission Meetings

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) held an Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Full Commission Meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. (EDT)

If you have questions, please contact Commission Chairman Ian Marquand at imarquand@mt.gov.


Stay Up to Speed

All updated information regarding the implementation of HB16-1047 and the Compact activities will be posted on the Colorado Medical Board website. If you have questions, please contact the Board at dora_medicalboard@state.co.us.