Regulatory Plan FY 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

Executive Order No. 9 requires the Iowa Board of Medicine to annually submit 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. 

The Board is charged with safeguarding the public health, safety and welfare by:

  • licensing qualified physicians and acupuncturists
  • investigating complaints against physicians and acupuncturists and taking corrective action
  • operating a program for physicians and acupuncturists with an impairment
  • defining the scope of medical and acupuncture practice
  • working cooperatively with certain other agencies, e.g., Board of Physician Assistants, Board of Pharmacy
  • operating within specified limitations, e.g., public meetings law, public records law, waiver and variance law

The Board's priorities for rule writing for FY 2019 are as follows:

  • To fulfill any requirements imposed by the legislative session
  • To complete changes resulting from administrative and judicial decisions
  • To address public health issues
  • To update or rescind rules that are outdated

Potential rules in FY 2019 include:

Chapter & Title

Description of Action

Legal Basis

** Tentative Schedule

Board Contact

IAC 653  Chapters 1-26
  1. General language updates throughout for consistency in definitions, citations, practices and procedures, as identified in ongoing rules review.
  2. General updates throughout to address rulemaking mandated by 2018 Iowa Acts.
Iowa Code
147, 148, 148E, 148H, 17A, 272C
1-2. July 1,
2018, through
June 30, 2019

IAC 653 Chapter 10
Resident, Special and Temporary Licensure

  1. Re-define the definition of “special” and the requirements for special licensure. Amend application review process for international medical school graduates who seek a temporary license.
  2. Define “grace period” for an expiring resident license.​
Iowa Code
147, 148, 272C

1-3. October 26, 2018

IAC 653 Chapter 11
Continuing Education and Training Requirements
  1. Recognize that the Federation of State Medical Boards is an accredited continuing medical education provider.
  2. Establish rule on CMEs for genetic counselors
  3. Establish CME requirement on CDC guidance for opioid prescribing.
  1-3. December 14, 2018  

IAC 653  Chapter 13
Standards of Practice

  1. Establish standards on opioid prescribing and use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
  2. Abortion standards pursuant to 2017, 2018 legislation.
Iowa Code
147, 148, 272C

1. September 14, 2018
2. February 16, 2019

IAC 653  Chapter 23
Grounds for Discipline
  1. Inappropriate supervision of a conditional prescribing psychologist.
  2. Update grounds for discipline regarding ethical standards and sexual harassment.
  3. Inappropriate opioid prescribing.
  4. Fraud or misrepresentation on licensure application or application for letter of qualification.
Iowa Code
147, 148, 272C

1-4. September 15, 2018


FY2019 REGULATORY PLAN - The Iowa Board of Medicine’s priorities for rulemaking and legislation in FY2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019) are as follows: Fulfill any requirements imposed new laws; complete changes resulting from administrative and judicial decisions; address public health issues; and update or rescind rules that are outdated. The list above include possible amendments in administrative rules the Board may pursue in FY2019. Some rule changes are required to complement new statutes.

** The dates assigned to the tentative schedule correspond with regularly scheduled Board meetings. Agendas on Board meetings are posted on at a week to 10 days prior to a meeting.


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