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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Minnesota’s Legislature unanimously passed the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; it was signed by the governor in May 2015. It is an expedited licensure process for eligible physicians that improves license portability and increases patient access to care. Other states and U.S. territories that have joined the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact include: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  

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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Approves FY2019 Budget

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Press Release - 1 Year Anniversary - 4-4-2018

Notice and Revised Agenda of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Commissioner Meeting, February 16, 2018 

Applications Processed and Licenses Issued Through September 30, 2017, by the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission

Notice of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Commissioner Meeting, November 17, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing IMLC Commission on October 5, 2017, to Accept Public Comments on Two Proposed Rules Related to the State of Principal License (Chapter 4) and the Graduate Medical Education Requirement for Licensure (Chapter 5) Through the IMLC

Call for Commissioners' Comments on Draft Rulemaking:  Expedited Licensure, August 7, 2017
Comments due by 5:00 pm, August 18, 2017, on amendments to IMLCC administrative rule Chapter 5, "Expedited Licensure."

Call for Commissioners' Comments on Draft Rulemaking:  State of Principal License, August 7, 2017
Comments due by 5:00 pm, August 18, 2017, on a proposed new IMLCC administrative rule on state of principal license.

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

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Proposed Rule on Renewal of Expedited Licensure
Click the above link for a copy of a proposed rule for the renewal process of expedited licensure (letters of Qualification).  The Bylaws/Rules Committee will consider Commissioners' comments and prepare a final draft to be presented at the February 22, 2017, teleconference meeting of the Commission.   

Interstate Medical License Compact Report to the States 2016

Other Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission Business:
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Bylaws (Contains all Amendments Through November 1, 2016)

Minnesota's Commissioners to Attend Inaugural Meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, October 27-28, 2015
October 23, 2015

The State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will host the first meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission on October 27 and 28, 2015, at the Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago.  Minnesota is among eleven states that have enacted the Compact.  Governor Mark Dayton appointed Jon Thomas, M.D., and Ruth Martinez, M.A., as Commissioners to represent Minnesota on the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission.  Dr. Thomas, an Otolaryngologist and Chief Operating Officer of Ear, Nose, and Throat SpecialtyCare of Minnesota, is a current member of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and serves on the Board’s Licensure Committee.  Ms. Martinez is Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. 

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact serves to improve license portability and access to health care across state lines. The expedited pathway to licensure created by the Compact facilitates multistate and interstate medical practice by physicians, expands patient access to care, and preserves each state’s regulatory authority to protect the public.

Governor Dayton's Appointment of a MN Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission
October 23, 2015, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Jon Thomas, M.D., the current Board member, and Ruth Martinez, M.A., the Executive Director of the Board, as Commissioners to represent Minnesota on the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission.


 Past Meetings:


Bylaws/Rules Committee: November 20, 2015, Via Conference Call
Bylaws/Rules Committee: December 1, 2015, Via Conference Call
Bylaws/Rules Committee: February 22, 2017, Via Conference Call
Bylaws/Rules Committee: March 22, 2017, Via Conference Call 

Coordinating Committee: November 23, 2015, Via Conference Call

Executive Committee:  April 18, 2016, Via Conference Call
Executive Committee:  May 23, 2016, Via Conference Call
Executive Committee:  July 19, 2016, Via Conference Call
Executive Committee:  August 2, 2016, Via Conference Call
Executive Committee:  August 16, 2016, Via Conference Call
Executive Committee:  August 30, 2016, Via Conference Call
Executive Committee:  September 13, 2016, Via Conference Call
Executive Committee:  September 27, 2016, Via Conference Call


Funding Committee: December 7, 2015, Via Conference Call

Inaugural Meeting: October 27-28, 2015 in Chicago  (Click Here for Meeting Minutes)
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, December 18, 2015 (Click Here for Draft Meeting Minutes) 
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, March 31 - April 1, 2016, in St. Paul, MN.  (Click Here for Draft Meeting Minutes) 
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, June 24, 2016: 
         (Click Here for Draft Meeting Minutes) (Click for Rule on Rule Making Functions of the Commission) (Click for Audio Recording) 
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, August 24, 2016, Via Conference Call (Click Here for Draft Meeting Minutes) 
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, October 3, 2016, in Kansas City, KS. 
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, November 7, 2016, Via Conference Call
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, December 14, 2016, Via Conference Call/Webinar Meeting
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, February 22, 2017, Via Conference Call/Webinar Meeting (Click Here for Recording of Meeting) 
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, March 29, 2017, Via Conference Call
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, May 22, 2017, in St. Paul, MN (Click Here for Draft Meeting Minutes)
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, June 27, 2017, Via Conference Call (Click Here for Draft Meeting Minutes)
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission, September 13, 2017, Via Conference Call

Personnel Committee:  December 4, 2015, Via Conference Call. 

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