Office of Legal Affairs

Office of Legal Affairs The Office of Legal Affairs provides information to member physicians about Board of Medical Examiner activities, third-party payors, HIPAA, EMTALA and other issues that impact the practice of medicine. This information is not intended to serve as legal advice.

Iowa Supreme Court reverses district court fluoroscopy decision

In a disappointing decision, the Iowa Supreme Court, with the Chief Justice dissenting, reversed the decision of the Polk County District Court and upheld the rule making of the Iowa Board of Nursing and the Iowa Department of Public Health permitting advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) to supervise fluoroscopy. The Iowa Supreme Court stated its decision was “controlled...

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IBM releases document about physician duty to report

IBM releases document about physician duty to report The Iowa Board of Medicine has created an informational document (PDF 180KB) reminding physicians of their lawful obligation to report certain occurrences to the board. This summary was created in connection with the new mandatory reporting rule (PDF 267KB), which is tentatively scheduled to become...

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