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Iowa

Mid-Level Providers

*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.

Circumstance where standard of care may not require personal interview/examination: If the NP or PA has examined the patient in person

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”

  • IA license is not mandated for nurse in another compact state (eNLC)

Iowa Mid-Levels Professional Licensure Compacts

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

NO Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensure Compact

Temporary COVID-19 Policies (IA Mid-Levels)

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

 

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