Last year, the
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) released model legislation for the
creation of an interstate medical licensing compact--SB251, which passed the
legislature. It will 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 fifty states.
SB251 will cede state
licensing power to an unaccountable Interstate Commission controlled behind the
scenes by FSMB, and it will force many physicians to participate in a
burdensome and costly recertification process. Tell your state legislators to
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Please Repeal SB251
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]