Board of Medicine

Iowa Code, Rules, 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.

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
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 653.  Select the link “Iowa Administrative Code Current and Archive” and scroll down to Medicine Board [653].

Regulatory Plan for FY 2018

The Board of Medicine annually (by August 1) submits to the Governor’s Office and the Administrative Rules Review Committee a plan listing each potential rule that the agency may issue in proposed or final form in the current fiscal year or thereafter. Click here to view the FY 2018 regulatory 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). Click here to view 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

Ear Stapling
Financial Interest: Conflict of Interest
Needle EMG
Observerships for Unlicensed Physicians
Revised Sleep Medicine

Treating Pain in Patients
Ultrasounds for Non-Medical Reasons


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