Iowa Board of Medicine

The Official Seal of the Iowa Board of Medicine.The Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) is responsible for licensing and disciplining physicians (MDs and DOs) in the state of Iowa. There are ten (10) members of the IBM, seven of whom are required by law to be physicians (five physician MDs and two physician DOs) and three of whom must be consumer representatives. Members are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate.

IBM rules are key resources for physicians in understanding its operations and requirements. Those rules are found in the Iowa Administrative Code chapter 653. For IBM rules, go to the IBM's home page.

From time to time the IBM issues statements of policy guiding the practice of medicine.

The Iowa Medical Society advocates before the IBM on behalf of its member physicians. Often IMS files comments on proposed rules, sometimes objecting to those rules or offering suggestions for improvement, and offers testimony, both formally and informally, on issues of policy before the IBM. IMS, through its Center for Physician Advocacy, maintains a file of comments and testimony. Contact the Center for Physician Advocacy for more information.

The Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) is responsible for licensing and disciplining physicians (MDs and DOs) in the state of Iowa. There are ten (10) members of the IBM, seven of whom are required by law to be physicians (five physician MDs and two physician DOs) and three of whom must be consumer representatives. Members are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate.

Iowa Board of Medicine
400 SW 8th Street, Suite C
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4686
(515)-281-5171
Fax (515)-242-5908
ibm@iowa.gov

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