An effort to make one medical license valid in several Midwest states, reducing redundant paperwork for you, passed another hurdle.
The Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (MLB) has approved an expedited license process. A Declaration of Cooperation document formalizes a state’s intention to follow through on a commitment to improve licensure portability in the region.
Kristen Kelley, director of the MLB, advised that Indiana is now just waiting for other states to approve and begin. As a next step, Indiana must review and revise state rules, a process that Kelley said would begin soon.
Using a federal grant, information technology staff must also develop an online verification system state boards can use to electronically receive and fulfill requests from licensees to verify their credentials. The system will improve communication among boards by automating much of the process and providing secure communication and a document upload portal. A system is being tested and will go live first in Wisconsin.
Continue reading ISMA Reports for updates on this project. See the Aug. 8 issue of ISMA Reports for more background on the licensure portability project or visit the ISMA website.