*proposed update* All medical licensing/certifying boards must amend or adopt rules to allow health professionals under their purview to provide telehealth services via audio-only communication.
*proposed update* Several professional boards have proposed updated standards for tele-practice, including the Board of Physician Assistants
A doctor of medicine or osteopathic physician may not need to examine a patient in person if the patient has been examined in person by an NP or PA.
Iowa’s mandatory nurse licensure law implies that nurses can practice telemedicine: It states that care could be provided via “telephonic, electronic, or in person means”
- An IA license is not mandated for a nurse from another compact enhanced nurse licensure (eNLC) compact state
Iowa Mid-Levels Professional Licensure Compacts
EXPIRED: Temporary COVID-19 Policies (IA Mid-Levels)
This guidance expired with the end of the Iowa's public health emergency, which expired July 25, 2021
EXPIRED JULY 25: Emergency licensure provisions:
- During the state of emergency, a current IA license is not required for nurses with licenses from other states
- Granting emergency licenses for RNs, LPNs, APRNs who graduated within past 6 months
- Suspending regulation prohibiting practice of PAs or nurses who have not yet gained initial license OR whose licenses have lapsed