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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Concerning the adoption of an interstate compact to allow physicians to become licensed in multiple states through an expedited licensure process, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2016 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The act enacts the 'Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act', which authorizes the governor to enter into an interstate compact with other states to recognize and allow physicians licensed in a compact member state to obtain an expedited license, enabling them to practice medicine in Colorado or another member state.The act authorizes the Colorado medical board to obtain fingerprints from persons applying for a license under the compact for purposes of obtaining a fingerprint-based criminal history record check on the applicant and designates the medical board as the authorized agency to receive the criminal history record check results. Physicians applying for a new license, or to renew or reinstate a license, under the compact are subject to the requirements of the 'Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010'.For the 2016-17 state fiscal year, $332,019 is appropriated from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies to implement the act as follows:
  • $104,973 for personal services, including 0.3 FTE;
  • $65,241 for operating expenses, $31,6000 of which is reappropriated to the Colorado bureau of investigation in the department of public safety for personal services and operating expenses;
  • $113,300 to purchase information technology services, which is reappropriated to the office of information technology in the governor's office; and
  • $47,505 to purchase legal services, which is reappropriated to the department of law.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details