Iowa Code, Rules, Policy
The Iowa Code chapters related to the Iowa Board of Medicine are as follows. They are maintained on the Iowa Legislature website.
17A - Iowa Administrative Procedures Act
21-Open Meetings Laws
22-Public Records Laws
147-Health Related Professions Laws
147B - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
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:
- ARC 2335C - Amend IAC 653 - Chapter 13 to establish the standards of practice and principles of medical ethics for administrative medicine physicians, medical physicians and surgeons, and osteopathic physicians and surgeons. The proposed amendments update the Board's recommended resources for physicians who treat chronic pain. The Board approved thoe Notice of Intended Action during a regularly scheduled meeting on April 8, 2016. A public hearing will be held May 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Board's office.
- ARC 2347C - At a public meeting on December 10, 2015, the Board determined to terminate the rulemaking at this time to allow more time for review. Amend IAC 653 - Chapter 17 to establish requirements for acupuncturists. The proposed amendments updates requirements for licensure, renewal and reinstatement; provide more definitions of terms associated with the practice of acupuncture; revise requirements for the display, distribution and retention of a disclosure sheet which contains information for patients; establish requirements for the delegation of certain aspects of treatments; and establish a requirement that licensees report changes in their full legal name.
Adopted & Filed
The following new rules have been Adopted and Filed and will become effective on the dates noted below:
- ARC 2532C - Amend IAC 653 - Chapter 21 to establish specific minimum standards for appropriate supervision of a physician assistant by physicians. The proposed rule implements 2015 Iowa Acts, Senate File 505, Division XXXI, Section 113, which directs the Boards of Medicine and Physician Assistants to jointly adopt rules pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 17A to establish specific minimum standards or a definition of supervision for appropriate supervision of physician assistants by physicians. The Board approved this Notice of Intended Action during a regularly scheduled meeting on December 10, 2015. The Board voted to adopt this rule at the April 8, 2016, meeting. The rule becomes effective June 15.
- ARC 2523C - Amend IAC 653 - Chapter 9 to establish requirements for the licensure of administrative medicinephysicians and osteopathic physicians and Chapter 11 to establish continuing medical education and training to maintain license by the board. The proposed amendments implement 2015 Iowa Acts, Senate File 276, which establishes a non-clinical administrative medicine license. These proposed amendments define administrative medicine, requirements for licensure, and continuing education requirements.The Board voted to adopt this rule at the April 8, 2016, meeting. The rule becomes effective June 15.
- ARC 2524C - Amend IAC 653 - Chapter 9 to establish requirements for the licensure of medical physicians and osteopathic physicians. The proposed amendments update language throughout the chapter. These amendments were determined during the Board's continuing review of its adminstrative rules.The Board voted to adopt this rule at the April 8, 2016, meeting. The rule becomes effective June 15.
Policy StatementsEar Stapling
Financial Interest: Conflict of Interest
Observerships for Unlicensed Physicians
Revised Sleep Medicine
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