CE: 40 hours of Category 1 credits are required for a two-year license renewal period. This may include up to 20 hours of Category 1 credit carried over from the previous license period. The number of required Category 1 credits is pro-rated for anyone who holds a permanent license that was issued for less than two full years.
Every five years Iowa-licensed physicians who provide primary care to patients are required to complete:
- Two hours of Category 1 credits for chronic pain management
- Two hours of Category 1 credits for end-of-life care
Licenses must be renewed every two years. A physician born in an even year will find that the permanent license expires on the first day of the physician's birth month in even years. Similarly, a physician born in an odd year will renew in an odd year.
Training for Identifying and Reporting Abuse
Iowa-licensed physicians shall complete an approved training program in identifying and reporting abuse as part of a Category 1 CME activity. An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health.
An Iowa-licensed physician who regularly provides primary health care to children shall complete:
- Two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.
An Iowa-licensed physician who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall complete:
- Two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.
An Iowa-licensed physician who regularly provides primary health care to adults and children shall complete training on the identification and reporting of abuse in dependent adults and children. This training may be completed through two separate courses or in one combined two-hour course that includes curricula for identifying and reporting child abuse and dependent adult abuse. For further information, click here for IAC 653-Chapter 11.
For more information visit The Iowa Board of Medicine