Last year, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
released model legislation for the creation of an interstate medical licensing
compact. It would allow physicians to apply for an expedited license in one
state without going through a formal application procedure.
The FSMB—a private trade association that sets standards
which are often followed by state medical boards—is no friend to integrative
medicine. Despite having no public funding, transparency, or accountability,
FSMB wields a tremendous amount of power over the practice of medicine in all
This trade group’s proposed legislation would cede state
licensing power to an unaccountable Interstate Commission controlled behind the
scenes by FSMB, and it would force many physicians to participate in a burdensome
and costly recertification process. Tell your state legislators to reject this
Please personalize and add your own comments if you have time!
Please Reject Legislation Proposed by the Federation of State Medical Boards!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]