COLUMBUS—The Senate today passed Senate Bill 6, sponsored by State Senators Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) and Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City), which would join Ohio to the “Interstate Medical Licensure Compact" (IMLC).
This agreement between member states aims to provide an expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states.
"Ohio joining the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is a strong incentive for qualified professionals to come to the Buckeye State," said Senator Roegner. "This streamlined process will ensure that physicians do not face undue burden in new licensing when moving here, but also ensures quality care for the patients they serve."
There are currently twenty-nine states in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, including Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In addition, 4 more states, including Ohio, have introduced legislation to join the compact.
"Thank you to my joint sponsor, Senator Huffman, for conducting a professional and efficient committee process for this important legislation," added Roegner.
In addition to joint-sponsoring the bill, Senator Huffman serves as Chairman of the Senate Health Committee.