Kansas is one of only seven states where physicians can now apply for expedited licensure to practice telehealth across state lines. This opportunity, courtesy of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, is currently limited to the other member states. Although 18 states have joined the compact, according to mHealth Intelligence, 11 states have encountered implementation delays because of an issue with criminal background checks accessed through the FBI.
To qualify, a physician must meet one of the following requirements in the member state:
- Be a resident of the state
- Have at least one-quarter practice in that state
- Be employed at a health care system in the state
The compact went live on April 6. Eligible Kansas physicians can apply for licensure in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Washington state, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
For more information, please contact HTRC at 877-643-HTRC.