Board of Medicine

Iowa Code, Rules, Policy

Iowa Code

The Iowa Code chapters related to the Iowa Board of Medicine are as follows. They are maintained on the Iowa Legislature website.

17A - Iowa Administrative Procedures Act
21-Open Meetings Laws
22-Public Records Laws
147-Health Related Professions Laws
147B - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
148-Medicine and Surgery Laws
148E-Acupuncture Laws
272C-Continuing Education and Regulations Laws

Board of Medicine Administrative Code

The Administrative Code related to the Iowa Board of Medicine is 653.  Select the link “Iowa Administrative Code Current and Archive” and scroll down to Medicine Board [653].

Regulatory Plan for FY 2018

The Board of Medicine annually (by August 1) submits to the Governor’s Office and the Administrative Rules Review Committee a plan listing each potential rule that the agency may issue in proposed or final form in the current fiscal year or thereafter. Click here to view the FY 2018 regulatory plan.

5-Year Review of Rules (FY2012-FY2017)

Pursuant to Iowa Code 17A.7(2), the Board of Medicine presents this summary of its comprehensive and ongoing review of the Board’s administrative rules, found under Section 653 of the Iowa Administrative Code. This summary report, which was approved by the Board on July 21, 2017, captures all adopted amendments between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2017, and identifies potential amendments by topic that may be initiated for adoption by the Board in FY2018 (July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018). Click here to view the report.

Noticed (Proposed) Rules


Adopted & Filed

ARC 3587C - The amendments for 653 IAC Chapter 9, “Permanent Physician Licensure,”  recognize the expedited licensure process through the new Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, rescind the Board’s obsolete licensure by expedited endorsement process, require that licensure application affidavits are signed by the applicant in the physical presence of a notary public, and update language throughout Chapter 9. The amendments were adopted by the Board on December 15, 2017, and are scheduled to become effective on February 21, 2018. To read ARC 3587C, click HERE

ARC 3588C - The amendments for 653 IAC Chapter 13, “Standards of Practice and Principles of Medical Ethics,” establish standards of practice for the use of experimental treatments for patients with a terminal illness. The amendments were adopted by the Board on December 15, 2017, and are scheduled to become effective on February 21, 2018. To read ARC 3588C, click HERE

ARC 3589C - The amendments for 653 IAC Chapter 13, “Standards of Practice and Principles of Medical Ethics,” establish standards of practice for the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. The amendments were adopted by the Board on December 15, 2017, and are scheduled to become effective on February 21, 2018. To read ARC 3589C, click HERE

Policy Statements

Ear Stapling
Financial Interest: Conflict of Interest
Homeopathy
Naturopathy
Needle EMG
Observerships for Unlicensed Physicians
Revised Sleep Medicine

Telemedicine
Treating Pain in Patients
Ultrasounds for Non-Medical Reasons

 

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