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The next meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is on June 24, 2016. Its last meeting was on March 31 (afternoon) and April 1 (morning), 2016, in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an agenda here.

The Commission will publish a notice in early May containing a deadline for written comments (perhaps due by June 10), and allowing oral comments at a public haring on June 24, 2016. Also, a public notice to be published on May 25, 2016, which is 30 days prior to hearing.

The states participating in the pilot project are Alabama, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Additional states offering to volunteer for the initial licensing are Illinois and Wisconsin.

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Here are the states moving the harmful Interstate Medical Licensure Compact towards passage in the state legislatures in 2016:

  • Alaska (HB237/HB238)
  • Arizona (HB 2502 passed the House & Senate with substantial amendments, when an interstate compact must be passed using identical language in every state) Signed by Governor.
  • Colorado (House Bill 1047 recently passed out of the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee, then referred to the Finance Committee)
  • Kansas (Signed by Governor)
  • Maryland (SB 446 withdrawn after unfavorable recommendation by Senate health committee, first reading)
The Maryland Medical Board testified in opposition to the Compact based in part on its additional layer of bureaucracy, its increase in fees, and its circumvention of state licensing requirements. The Maryland State Medical Society expressed their concern about how the Compact handled disciplinary issues.
  • Michigan (HB 4583, passed by the House in early February 2016, despite opposition by the Michigan state medical society; hearing in Senate committee Mar. 1 but no passage there)
  • Mississippi (Signed by Governor)
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire (Signed by Governor)
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island (introduced 2/25/2016 and referred to Senate Health and Human Services, 3/22/2016 Committee hold bill for further study.)
  • Vermont (SB 8, referred on Jan. 14, 2015 to the Committee on Health & Welfare, apparently has not moved since)
  • Washington (HB 2452/SB 6228 - did not pass before the deadline of March 4)

Prior to 2016 the Compact passed in 12 mostly rural states: Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The last state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact was Wisconsin on December 14, 2015.

MOC, MOL and OCC

The state medical societies that are considering or have passed resolutions officially opposing MOL or MOC include:

  • West Virginia 2015
  • Indiana September 2015 [1]
  • Missouri MOC & MOL January 2015
  • Massachusetts [2]
  • Virginia [3]
  • Washington [4]
  • Georgia [5]
  • California
  • Florida 2016 [6]
  • Iowa [7]
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina [8]
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • New Jersey (MOC)
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas 2016 [9]

In 2011, the AMA House of Delegates considered the MOL and recertification issues and deferred them to a committee for further consideration. [10]


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