The purposes of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact are, through means of joint
and cooperative action among the member states of the compact (1) to develop a comprehensive
process that complements the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state
medical boards and that provides a streamlined process that allows physicians to become
licensed in multiple states, thereby enhancing the portability of a medical license
and ensuring the safety of patients, (2) to create another pathway for licensure that
does not otherwise change a state's existing medicine and surgery practice act, (3)
to adopt the prevailing standard for licensure, affirm that the practice of medicine
occurs where the patient is located at the time of the physician-patient encounter,
and require the physician to be under the jurisdiction of the state medical board
where the patient is located, (4) to ensure that state medical boards that participate
in the compact retain the jurisdiction to impose an adverse action against a license
to practice medicine in that state issued to a physician through the procedures in
the compact, and (5) to create the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission.
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