Iowa Code, Rules, Policy
17A - Iowa Administrative Procedures Act
21-Open Meetings Laws
22-Public Records Laws
147-Health Related Professions Laws
148-Medicine and Surgery 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 .
Regulatory Plan for FY 2016
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. Click here to view the 2016 plan.
Noticed (Proposed) Rules
The Board has voted to amend the following rules:
Adopted & Filed
The following new rules have been Adopted and Filed and will become effective on the dates noted below:
- ARC 1983C - Amend IAC 653 - Chapter 13 to establish standards of practice for physicians who use telemedicine, which is the practice of medicine using electronic communication, information technology or other means of interaction between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening health care provider. Effective June 3, 2015. After analysis and review of this rule making, it has been determined that this rule could have a positive impact on jobs in Iowa. The new rule should facilitate the practice of medicine at more locations within the state.
Policy StatementsEar Stapling
Financial Interest: Conflict of Interest
Observerships for Unlicensed Physicians
Revised Sleep Medicine
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