Notice of Intended Action

Collaborative pharmacy practice, 13.4

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ARC 6284C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to collaborative pharmacy practice

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Board of Medicine hereby proposes to amend Chapter 13, "Standards of Practice and Principles of Medical Ethics," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 147.76.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 155A.48.

Purpose and Summary

2021 Iowa Acts, Senate File 296, added a new section codified as Iowa Code section 155A.48, which provides a definition of collaborative pharmacy practice and establishes standards for collaborative pharmacy practice agreements. Subsequent to the enactment of 2021 Iowa Acts, Senate File 296, the Board of Pharmacy adopted new rule 657—39.13(155A) relating to collaborative pharmacy practice (see ARC 6174C, IAB 2/9/22). Because of the adoption of that rule, the Board of Medicine's rules regulating collaborative pharmacy practice are now in conflict with the Board of Pharmacy's rules. Therefore, on February 17, 2022, the Board of Medicine voted to rescind rule 653—13.4(148), and that rescission is proposed in this rule making.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 653—Chapter 3.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on April 26, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Joseph Fraioli

Iowa Board of Medicine

400 SW Eighth Street, Suite C

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: 515.281.3614


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Rescind and reserve rule 653—13.4(148).

Medicine Board

This Organization is a part of the Public Health Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 4/26/2022.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 4/6/2022.

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 653-13.4
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