Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Expedited Process Goes Live

April 07, 2017

On April 5, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission activated a new online process for expediting the licensure process for qualified physicians from other Compact states who want to practice medicine in Wisconsin and other Compact states. Wisconsin joined the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact through the enactment of legislation in December 2015, which was a key legislative priority for WHA.

To apply for a Wisconsin medical license through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact expedited process, individuals should go to The website also includes information about eligibility, process, cost and other information about the expedited licensure process under the Compact.

In addition, look for an announcement from WHA on an upcoming WHA educational webinar on the new expedited process to receive a Wisconsin medical license through the Compact process.

"This Compact will streamline the licensure process for many physicians who have been successfully recruited by our members to serve people in communities across Wisconsin," said WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding when the Compact legislation was signed into law. "Wisconsin’s high-value, high-quality health care system is well served by the caring professionals who take care of patients each and every day. As hospitals and health systems employ nearly 80 percent of the physicians licensed in Wisconsin, hospitals have a vested interest in ensuring that access to care is not burdened by regulatory red tape and paperwork."

Presently, 18 states are members of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

If you have any questions about the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and the new expedited licensure process that it provides, contact Matthew Stanford, WHA general counsel, at or 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the April 07, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter