Board of Medicine

Regulatory Plan FY 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

 

Executive Order No. 9 requires  the Iowa Board of Medicine to annually submit a regulatory plan by  August 1 listing each "regulatory action" (each potential rule currently under active consideration or development within the agency excluding those rules that do not have a substantial impact on the legal rights, privileges, or duties of persons) that the agency reasonably expects to issue in proposed or final form in that fiscal year or thereafter.

The board is charged with safeguarding the public health, safety and welfare by:

The board's priorities for rule writing for FY 2015 are as follows:

  1. To fulfill any requirements imposed by the legislative session
  2. To complete changes resulting from administrative and judicial decisions
  3. To address public health issues
  4. To update or rescind rules that are outdated

Potential rules in FY 2015 include:

Chapter & Title Description of Action Legal Basis for Action Schedule for Action Contact
  Board of Medicine      


IAC 653—Chapters 1-26


Continue a 5-year rolling review of all of the Board of Medicine’s administrative rules as per Section 17A.7, subsection 2.


Iowa Code
147, 148,  17A,  272C


Notice in FY2015


Mark Bowden
(515)-242-3268


IAC 653—Chapter 9
Permanent Physician Licensure

  1. Assessing ongoing clinical competence for medical licensure (maintenance of licensure)
  2. Accommodating “Home Base” initiatives to expedite licensure for veterans
  3. Relinquishment of medical license


Iowa Code
147, 148 and 272C


Notice in FY2015


Mark Bowden
(515)-242-3268


IAC 653—Chapter 10
Resident, Special and Temporary Licensure

  1. License for administrative medicine
  2. Provisional medical license for qualifying veterans


Iowa Code
147, 148 and 272C


Notice in FY2015


Mark Bowden
(515)-242-3268


IAC 653—Chapter 13
Standards of Practice

  1. Telemedicine standards
  2. Preserving records when practice closes
  3. Use of PMP database when prescribing


Iowa Code
147, 148 and 272C


Notice in FY2015


Mark Bowden
(515)-242-3268


IAC 653—Chapter 17
Licensure of  Acupuncturists

  1. Update  rules to reflect national standards for training, definitions, etc.


Iowa Code
147, 148E and 272C


Notice in
FY2014


Mark Bowden
(515)-242-3268


IAC 653—Chapter 23
Grounds for Discipline


Possible changes in how civil penalties are assessed in disciplinary cases


Iowa Code
147, 148 and 272C


Notice in FY2015


Mark Bowden
(515)-242-3268


IAC 653—Chapter 25
Contested Case Proceedings


Possible changes in role of administrative law judges in contested case proceedings


Iowa Code
147, 148 and 272C


Notice in FY2015


Mark Bowden
(515)-242-3268

 

 

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