Number of Doctors Licensed in Wyoming Could Rise Under New Law

March 24, 2015

A new law could increase the number of doctors licensed to practice in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Wyoming became the first state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which seeks to create a fast-track process for physicians licensed in one state to become licensed in another compact state.

Gov. Matt Mead signed House Bill 107 in late February. South Dakota also has joined. The Montana Legislature appears to be close to passing its bill. Similar measures have been introduced in Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Nebraska and 10 other states.

doctorKevin Bohnenblust is executive director of the Wyoming Board of Medicine. He says the compact would make more specialists available via telemedicine or as visiting doctors. The compact would take effect when seven states have signed on.

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