Last year, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
released model legislation for the creation of an interstate medical licensing
compact--AB253, which the legislature enacted. 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
AB253 cedes 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
Please personalize and add your own comments if you have time!
Please Repeal AB253
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]