The Iowa Board of Medicine will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting Wednesday, November 24th and will resume business on Monday November 29th. 

2021 LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment

Hello! Raise your voice and take PRIDE in your health! You are invited to participate in the Iowa 2021 LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment. The Iowa Department of Public Health in consultation with ONE Iowa is gathering information from adults 18 years and older to better understand the physical and mental health status, wellness, and health care experiences of LGBTQ+ Iowans. The data are being collected by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Social & Behavioral Research. The online survey will take about 25 minutes to complete. Compensation for participants who complete the questionnaire includes a $10 Amazon gift card or entry into a drawing for one of 20, $100 Visa gift cards! Follow the link below for more information or to participate in the survey:

Every person who takes the survey will be helping the IDPH and those that serve the LGBTQ community learn more about how to promote the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ Iowans.

NOTICE - Resources for Covid-19 Vaccine Providers

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reminding Iowa's enrolled Covid-19 vaccine providers to access and read the weekly Vaccine Information Brief published by the Bureau of Immunizations & Tuberculosis. The Vaccine Information Brief is THE BEST source of information for regular updates impacting Iowa's enrolled vaccine providers. It is important for Iowa's enrolled vaccine providers to monitor frequently updated guidance on Covid-19 vaccine administration from ACIP, CDC, and FDA.  There are two ways to access the Vaccine Information Brief . First, a weekly listserv message (including the Vaccine Information Brief link) is sent to the emails on record for all Iowa enrolled vaccine providers. Second, vaccine providers can find the Vaccine Information Brief at the IDPH Covid-19 Vaccine Providers web page, located under the Resources section. Thank you for your ongoing commitment and efforts to ensure Iowan's are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

On November 12, 2021, Governor Kim Reynolds extended certain provisions of the emergency COVID-19 proclamation.

No Iowa Medical License Required: A physician may practice medicine/telemedicine in Iowa without an Iowa medical license on a temporary basis to aid in the emergency, if a physician holds at least one active medical license in another United State jurisdiction, and all medical licenses held by a physician in other United States jurisdictions are in good standing, without restrictions or conditions.  THIS PROVISION IS EXPECTED TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 12, 2021.

All other emergency provisions applicable to the Iowa Board of Medicine expired on July 25, 2021.

Remote participation for Board meetings - the public may participate remotely during the public session of our Board meetings. The call-in/log-in information for each meeting may be found on the agenda for that meeting. To be notified when a meeting agenda is posted, please sign up to be notified of meeting agendas.

Applying for a Resident Physician License - go here

For Licensure Application and Renewal Inquiries contact:

List of Potentially Disqualifying Criminal Convictions

Contact info for the Medical Board: 515-281-5171
(for licensure inquiries please email
(for general inquiries please email

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabidiol (OMC) is seeking Iowa licensed physicians in the fields of Neurology and Gastroenterology for appointment to the OMC's 'Medical Cannabidiol Board'. Persons interested in being considered for appointment to the Medical Cannabidiol Board should use the link below to complete a profile and submit the necessary materials for consideration by the Governor's Office: Application - Medical Cannabidiol Board Additional information about the Board and its responsibilities can be found at the link above, as well as on the OMC's website at:

Printed from the Iowa Board of Medicine website on November 29, 2021 at 8:19am.