Iowa Code, Rules and 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. Go to the website. Type the number of the chapter you want to read in the "Iowa Code Quick Search" field on the right to read that chapter.  Enter chapter number in the quick search field.

  17A - Iowa Administrative Procedures Act - type 
     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 Chapter 653. Scroll down about two-thirds of the way to "Medicine Board [653]" in the list. Use the "Chapters" link on the right to read the code.

Medicine Board and chapters links in the code listing.


Regulatory Plan for FY 2019

The Iowa Board of Medicine annually submits 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. View the 2019 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). Read the report.

Noticed (Proposed) Rules

ARC 3675C - The proposed amendment for 653 IAC Chapter 13, “Standards of Practice and Principles of Medical Ethics,” relates to the use of medical cannabidiol for patients with a qualifying illness. The proposed rule establishes the process by which the Board of Medicine receives recommendations from the Medical Cannabidiol Board concerning amendments for the list of debilitating medical conditions that could be treated with medical cannabidiol and the form and quantity of the medical cannabidiol. The Board of Medicine approved a Notice of Intended Action during a regularly scheduled meeting on February 16, 2018, and it was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 14, 2018. A public hearing on the proposed rule was held on April 4, 2018. No comments were received. To read ARC 3675C, click HERE 

Adopted & Filed

No adopted or filed rules at this time.

Policy Statements

Printed from the Iowa Board of Medicine website on July 19, 2018 at 9:59am.