Florida Law Streamlines Licensing For Latin American Doctors Who Want To Practice In State

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The recent enactment of SB 7016 by Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks to facilitate the revalidation of degrees for Latin American doctors seeking to practice their careers in Florida.

This legislation, seen as a radical change in licensure policies, is intended to address the growing shortage of doctors and nurses in Florida.

The law will go into effect on July 1 and establishes Florida’s accession to the Interstate Medical Licensing Compact (IMLC), an initiative that emerged in 2017 and involves a legal agreement that allows licensed doctors in other countries to streamline the licensing process for doctors who want to practice in participating U.S. state jurisdictions, according to their website.