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PRACTICING TELEMEDICINE ACROSS STATE BORDERS: NEW EXPEDITED LICENSES PERMIT PHYSICIANS TO EXPAND PRACTICE

Published Monday, May 15, 2017

In a watershed moment for the expansion of telemedicine, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is now processing applications to allow physicians to practice telemedicine across state lines with greater ease. Nineteen states have passed legislation to adopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which allows physicians to obtain a license to practice medicine in any Compact state through a simplified application process. Under the new system, participating state medical boards retain their licensing and disciplinary authority, but agree to share information essential to licensing, creating a streamlined process.

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