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Interstate Medical Licensure Could Ease Physician Shortages
Health Leaders Media

Physicians seeking to obtain interstate medical licenses and hospitals seeking to alleviate staffing shortages may find their paths eased if a proposal for an interstate licensure compact is approved and adopted.

The proposed Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, crafted by the Federation of State Medical Boards, and released last month would create a commission to oversee interstate medical licenses and function alongside the existing licensing authority of state boards. Humayun Chaudhry, DO, president and CEO of the FSMB, says there is a pressing need for the compact.