Draft legislation that would allow board-certified physicians to practice in multiple states through an interstate licensure compact is getting closer to finalization. The measure would make it much easier for physicians licensed in one state to treat patients in other states, whether in person, by videoconference, or online.
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“This would open up possibilities to otolaryngologists, because a lot of what we do is with endoscopy,” said Jon V. Thomas, MD, MBA, managing partner of Ear, Nose and Throat SpecialtyCare in
St. Paul, Minn. “Any endoscopic evaluation or procedure that can be performed with an attached camera in a patient’s upper aerodigestive tract can be transmitted to anyone in the country.”