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Steven.Ervin@iowa.gov Discipline - 2015
Discipline - 2014
Discipline - 2013
Discipline - 2012
Discipline - 2011
Discipline - 2010
Agency News - 2015
Select a 2015 Agency News Release
Agency News - 2014
Select a 2014 Agency News Release
> November 14, 2014 - Public Hearing 1 pm November 18, on new rule about effects of pain medications November 7, 2014 - Board office closed Tuesday, November 11 for Veterans Day November 3, 2014 - Updated book on opioid prescribing offers new information, free CMEs October 16, 2014 - Results of Board survey on maintenance of licensure October 10, 2014 - October Board Meeting Summary October 10, 2014 - Board Votes to establish standards for physicians who use telemedicine October 6, 2014 - Public Hearing 11 am October 7 for proposed rule for Military Service and Veteran Reciprocity September 10, 2014 - Board cancels September 11 2014 teleconference meeting August 30, 2014 - Board office closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day August 28, 2014 - Court upholds settlement with physician who prescribed to a family member August 20, 2014 - Court affirms Board's authority to adopt rule on medical abortions August 18, 2014 - August Board Meeting Summary July 29, 2014 - Physician denied reimbursement of expenses for drug screening July 2, 2014 - Board office closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day June 11, 2014 - June Meeting Summary June 11, 2014 - Court upholds suspension of medical license of physician who violated Board order June 10, 2014 - Board encourages responsible pain management and completion of pain management CMEs June 3, 2014 - Former Newton doctor sentenced to 5 years in prison for inappropriate prescribing May 23, 2014 - Board office closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day May 22, 2014 - Physician licensure increases in Iowa April 23, 2014 - April Meeting Summary April 21, 2014 - Board elects officers, adopts 2015 schedule April 11, 2014 - Physicians must use new electronic system to prepare Iowa death certificates March 13, 2014 - Cheney, Clark, Cortese, Tewfik appointed to Board March 12, 2014 - March Board Meeting Summary February 12, 2014 - Free CMEs on pain management scheduled to expire May 1 2014 > January 30, 2014 - January Board Meeting Summary January 22, 2014 - Board to hold public meeting on January 23 in Iowa Statehouse January 17, 2014 - Board office closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 14, 2014 - Appeals Court upholds actions against physician who violated Board order January 13, 2014 - Appeals Court upholds discipline of physician who deceived Board Agency News - 2013
Select a 2013 Agency News Release
> December 31, 2013 - Board reduces some fees for licensure and public records December 30, 2013 - New data book reports increase in Iowas physician workforce December 30, 2013 - Board office closed January 1, 2014, for New Years Day December 30, 2013 - December Board Meeting Summary November 26, 2013 - Board office closed November 28-29, 2013, for Thanksgiving November 7, 2013 - Board office closed November 11, 2013, for Veterans Day November 6, 2013 - October Board Meeting Summary October 11, 2013 - Statewide Public Education Program Kicks Off to Prevent Teen Medicine Misuse and Abuse October 4, 2013 - Snyder and Vista-Wayne named alternate members of Board of Medicine September 27, 2013 - Board issues statement on adopted rule ARC 1034C September 25, 2013 - August Board Meeting Summary September 5, 2013 - New rules exempt military physicians from renewal fees, CME requirements September 3, 2013 - Public hearing Sept. 10 on rules for IPHP August 26, 2013 - Board issues guidelines for Aug. 28 hearing on abortion-inducing drugs August 20, 2013 - Public hearing Aug. 27 on proposed changes in several fees August 13, 2013 - Supreme Court denies further review of case involving physician's conduct August 7, 2013 - Public hearing Aug. 13 on proposed rule to limit term for Board chair July 30, 2013 - Appeals Court upholds discipline of surgeon for unethical conduct July 29, 2013 - Public hearing Aug. 28 on proposed rule on standards of practice for drug-induced abortions July 18, 2013 - Supreme Court denies further review of decision to overturn Board's discipline July 9, 2013 - Court orders Board to reconsider discipline imposed on physician July 9, 2013 - June Board Meeting Summary May 31, 2013 - More physicians seeking licensure in Iowa May 15, 2013 - April Board Meeting Summary May 1, 2013 - Board elects 2013-14 officers and recognizes public service of 3 members May 1, 2013 - Appeals Court overturns discipline; Board to seek further review by Supreme Court March 22, 2013 - Board of Pharmacy offers new info for prescribers to use prescription drug database March 19, 2013 - Contested Case Hearing March 15, 2013 - District Court denies review of decision to discipline physician for surgical issues March 14, 2013 - District Court upholds findings that physician deceived the Board March 14, 2013 - March Board Meeting Summary March 11, 2013 - Board offers guidance on supervision of physician assistants February 15, 2013 - Court upholds suspension of medical license February 4, 2013 - January Board Meeting Summary
Agency News - 2012
Select a 2012 Agency News Release
> December 3, 2012 - November Board Meeting Summary October 12, 2012 - District Court upholds incompetency decision sanctions for anesthesiologist October 1, 2012 - Board begins communications effort on maintenance of licensure initiative October 1, 2012 - September Board Meeting Summary September 27, 2012 - Disciplined physician denied access to Board's confidential deliberations August 31, 2012 - Board office closed September 3, 2012, for Labor Day August 8, 2012 - July Board Meeting Summary July 16, 2012 - Public hearing July 17 on amendments to Chapters 22, 23 July 13, 2012 - Board to hold public meeting in Council Bluffs on July 26 July 10, 2012 - June Board Meeting Sumamry July 9, 2012 - Board offers new agreement for physicians who prescribe to patients with chronic pain July 6, 2012 - Ann Gales Bode IA appointed to Board July 6, 2012 - District Court affirms discipline against UIHC physician June 11, 2012 - Board committee to review physicians' responsibilities June 11, 2012 - Board adopts 4 pilot projects to prepare
for system to ensure physician competency May 10, 2012 - April Board Meeting Summary April 20, 2012 - Board elects officers recognizes 4 members April 19, 2012 - More physicians seeking licensure in Iowa April 4, 2012 - March Board Meeting Summary February 1, 2012 - January Board Meeting Summary January 25, 2012 - Uniform application should help physicians seeking licensure in multiple states
Agency News - 2011
Agency News - 2010
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