22 medical boards using federally subsidized Uniform Application
The Uniform Application for Physician Licensure (UA), an initiative of the Federation of State Medical Boards, is slowly but surely gaining traction. With the recent decision by the Texas Medical Board to sign on to the streamlined, centralized licensure process, a total of 22 states have now opted to implement the UA.
According to the Federation, the process not only enhances license portability among states by eliminating the need for physicians to reenter information when applying for licensure in multiple states, but it also helps out licensing boards who have seen their operating budgets shrink with the economic downtown. A grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is available to help boards to use the fully automated UA web-based process, delivering the software at essentially no cost.