Monthly Archives: January 2015

Nine States Formally Introduce Legislation to Speed Physician Licensing Across State Lines

Washington – With some state legislative sessions only a few weeks old, already legislators in eight states – Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming – have formally introduced the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, model legislation that would speed the process of issuing licenses for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has launched a new webpage,, to track the progress of the Compact in state legislatures. Learn more

FSMB Releases Compact Fact Sheet

(Washington, D.C., January 30, 2015) – The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is releasing a fact sheet refuting false and misleading public statements and distortions made by individuals and organizations opposing the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which was recently developed by representatives of several state medical boards in an effort to streamline licensing for physicians who want to practice in multiple states. Learn more