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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Debating the Pros And Cons of Licensure Compacts for Telehealth

March 16, 2018 - Interstate medical licensure compacts, which enable healthcare providers to more easily apply for and receive permission to practice medicine in other states, have been touted as a means of expanding telehealth and telemedicine. They’re now live for both physicians and nurses and will soon be live for physical therapists. But not everyone thinks the licensure compact is a good idea....


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Telehealth Licensure Gives Physical Therapists a Chance to Grow

by Eric Wicklund

Physical therapists will soon be able to use telehealth to reach patients in other states. Officials with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBT) have set mid-2018 as the go-live date for the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact....

Telehealth Licensure Compact for Nurses Gets the Green Light

by Eric Wicklund

Nurses in 26 states will soon be able to practice telehealth in multiple states under one license. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed legislation last week making his state the 26th to join the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), triggering...

Licensing Compact Gives Doctors an Important Telehealth Tool

by Eric Wicklund

Physicians looking to practice telemedicine in multiple states can now apply for a license in 18 of the 22 states in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. An ongoing dispute with the FBI is hindering the process in some states but not preventing...

Nebraska Joins Telehealth Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

by Thomas Beaton

Earlier this week, the Nebraska government became the 19th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), which will open up new opportunities for providers to engage in telehealth and remote care services. The bill, introduced...

Telehealth Licensing Compact Goes Live in 7 Member States

by Eric Wicklund

Members of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact are now accepting applications from physicians interested in practicing telehealth across state lines. The Federation of State Medical Boards has announced that the compact went live on Thursday,...

Telehealth Licensing Compact Closer to Reality for Nurses

by Eric Wicklund

A national effort to enable nurses to practice telehealth across state lines may go into effect before the end of the year. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing reports that 10 states have approved legislation adopting the enhanced...

Survey: Telemedicine Tops the List of Medical Board Priorities

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine dominated the list of state medical board concerns going into 2017, according to a survey conducted by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). The Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, representing some 70 boards and organizations...

Telehealth-Friendly Licensing Compacts Gain Momentum for Docs, Nurses

by Eric Wicklund

Five more states have signed up to ease the licensing process for doctors wanting to practice telemedicine across state lines. And an effort to make the process easier for nurses is gaining momentum as well. Colorado became the 17th state to...

Does Interstate Licensing Hurt the Telemedicine Market?

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine market is highly dependent on physicians having the necessary licenses to practice telehealth services in their individual states. As most states continue to revise current legislature on telehealth services and improve reimbursement...

Telehealth Providers to Benefit from Interstate Licensure Compact

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the enactment of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, Alabama has triggered the formation of an interstate commission to address the licensure challenges telehealth providers face treating patients in multiple states. “Now that...

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