Note: This is the second blog in our three-part license verification series. Read the first one below:
Generally, the process of verifying licenses is pretty simple. However, there tend to be numerous nuances and quirks between each state’s licensing boards. Learning the quirks of your state’s license board is imperative to the compliance health of an organization.
We spoke with our client success leader, Stacy Taylor, to develop a list of common nuances she found while searching in the license databases. The following nuances listed serve the purpose of articulating a general idea. Remember, these quirks vary from state to state.
1. What if I can’t find a specific license?
As we mentioned in a previous blog, the state licensing board is deemed the “Primary Source” to verify and monitor for license renewal, license standing, and in some cases, disciplinary actions taken against the individual and/or the license. There are more than 80 different types of professional healthcare licenses - ranging from a Medical Assistant to a Board Certified Brain Surgeon - and there are 50 states with license boards and some boards have a different license database for each type of license. Considering the 50 different states and numerous types of licenses, there are thousands of possible Primary Sources that may need to be cross-referenced to verify one, single license. The main problem in verifying licenses is simply the chore of finding the license.