Board of Medicine


Welcome to the website of the Iowa Board of Medicine. You will find this site to be a valuable resource as you seek or maintain licensure to practice medicine in Iowa.

This site provides timely and comprehensive information about Iowa's laws and administrative rules that regulate physicians – doctors of medicine (M.D.) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) – and licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.). You will also find useful information about the board and its regulatory actions, as well as links to various state agencies that regulate non-physician health professionals in Iowa.

You are encouraged to use this site as the first source of information about board processes – licensure and enforcement. Check this site for answers to frequently asked questions before calling or e-mailing board staff.

The board plays a key role in protecting the public's health through licensure, investigation and monitoring of physicians who practice in Iowa. Your help in making effective use of the board staff's time is appreciated.

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