Administrative Medicine Licensure
Eligibility for Administrative Medicine Licensure
An administrative medicine license allows an M.D. or D.O. to advise organizations, both public and private, on health care matters; authorize and deny financial payments for care; organize and direct research programs; review care provided for quality; and other similar duties that do not require direct patient care. Administrative medicine does not include the authority to practice clinical medicine, examine, care for or treat patients, prescribe medications including controlled substances, or delegate medical acts or prescriptive authority to others. Eligibility requirements are found in Chapter 9.
- An applicant for an administrative medicine license shall be subject to all of the permanent licensure
requirements established in Iowa Code section 148.3 and Iowa Administrative Code 653 - 9, except that the applicant shall not be required to demonstrate that the applicant has engaged in active clinical practice in the past three years as outlined in paragraphs 9.8(7)“c” and 9.15(2)“d.”
Expedited EndorsementExpedited endorsement is a process where the board can issue a license based on the acceptance of an applicant’s core credentials that have been primary source verified by another jurisdiction’s licensing board. Core credentials are those documents that demonstrate the applicant’s identity, medical training and practice history. This includes but is not limited to the certification of medical education, medical school diploma, medical school transcript, dean’s letter, examination history, ECFMG certificate, fifth pathway certificate, and post-graduate training verification.
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for administrative medicine licensure may qualify for expedited endorsement if they meet all of the following requirements:
- Hold at least one permanent U.S. state/jurisdiction or Canadian medical license
- Hold an unrestricted license in every jurisdiction in which the applicant is licensed
- Have no formal disciplinary actions or active or pending investigations by a board, licensing authority, medical society, professional society, hospital, medical school, federal agency, or institution staff sanctions in any state, country or jurisdiction
- Hold current specialty board certification by an ABMS or AOA specialty board - lifetime certification is excluded
- Have been in continuous active practice during the past five years - time spent in post-graduate training is not considered continuous active practice
Applicants who meet these criteria are not required to submit the certification of medical education, medical education transcript, copy of diploma, verification of post-graduate training or ECFMG Status Report in the application process.
Military Service & Veteran Reciprocity
Current military service or veteran applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements for administrative medicine licensure outlined above may request credit toward any experience or educational requirement for licensure based on military education, training, or service obtained or completed in military service. Credit for military service may not be applied to an examination requirement. Veteran applicants who hold an unrestricted professional license in another jurisdiction may be eligible for licensure through reciprocity.
To request credit of experience or educational requirement, submit the Military Service Application to the Iowa Board of Medicine for consideration.
"Military service" means honorably serving on federal active duty, state active duty, or national guard duty as defined in Iowa Code section 29A.1; in the military services of other states as provided in 10 U.S.C. section 101(c); or the organized reserves of the United States as provided in 10 U.S.C.
"Veteran" means an individual who meets the definition of "Veteran" in Iowa Code section 35.1(2)
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How to Apply
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Administrative Medicine License Application Cycle
If the applicant does not submit all materials, including a completed fingerprint packet, within 90 days of the board office's initial documented request for further information, the application shall be considered inactive. The board office shall notify the applicant of this change in status.
To reactivate the application, an applicant shall submit a non-refundable reactivation fee, and update credentials. If the reactivation fee is not received within 90 days from the date the applicant was notified of the inactivation, the application will be withdrawn.
An applicant whose application was withdrawn must reapply and submit a new non-refundable application fee, a new application, documents and credentials.