Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Interstate Medical Licensure could spur growth of telemedicine

PARCA eNEWS – July 30, 2014 – The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is a streamlined process that would allow physicians to rapidly become licensed to practice medicine in multiple states. If the compact were to be approved by state legislators and incorporated into the laws of most, if not all, states, it could catalyze the growth of telemedicine, according to a July 28, 2014 JAMA editorial. Telemedicine, whether by telephone, e-mail, videoconference, or online, has increasing uses in medicine, ranging from radiology and pathology to mental health visits. The Federation of State Medical Boards hopes to finalize the compact in 2014, so that in 2015 state legislatures could consider bills that would incorporate the compact into state law.

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