Alabama marks 7th state to join telemedicine interstate licensure compact, sets initiative in motion

Alabama has become the latest state to adopt the Federation of State Medical Boards' Interstate Licensure Compact. Alabama is the seventh state to adopt the compact, meeting the threshold of seven states required to enact the compact, according to mHealth News.

Development of the compact began in April 2013. The compact seeks to expedite the licensing of physicians who wish to practice medicine in multiple states, largely in the lens of telemedicine. With Alabama coming on board, the measure to do so should soon take effect, according to the report.

Alabama joins Idaho, Montana, Utah, South Dakota, Wyoming and West Virginia in the list of states that have ratified the compact. Eleven other states have introduced the compact into their legislatures: Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maryland.

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