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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Issues 3,000th License

 Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Issues 3,000th License 

26 states and territories are members of the Compact 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 8, 2018) –The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) continues to see an increase in the number of qualified physicians applying to obtain multiple licenses through its expedited pathway to licensure. Approximately 80% of U.S. physicians meet the criteria for licensure through the Compact. 

The IMLCC process has resulted in 3,426 medical licenses being issued by member state medical boards since the launch of the Compact in April 2017. The IMLCC has processed 1,867 applications and 497 licenses have been renewed through the Compact during the same time period. 

“The rise in the number of physicians utilizing the Compact process is testament to its success,” said FSMB President and CEO, Humayun Chaudhry, DO. “Reducing barriers to practicing in multiple states is allowing qualified physicians to reach more patients and improve access to care. We commend the leadership of the IMLCC for their tireless work and congratulate them on reaching such an important milestone.”  

Twenty-four (24) states, Guam and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to join the Compact. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

Compact legislation remains under consideration in Michigan. 

To learn more about the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, please visit 

About the Federation of State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit organization representing all medical boards within the United States and its territories that license and discipline allopathic and osteopathic physicians and, in some jurisdictions, other health care professionals. The FSMB serves as the voice for state medical boards, supporting them through education, assessment, research and advocacy while providing services and initiatives that promote patient safety, quality health care and regulatory best practices. To learn more about FSMB, visit You can also follow FSMB on Twitter (@theFSMB).