2020 Annual Report of the Iowa Board of Medicine, September 15, 2021

(2021) 2020 Annual Report of the Iowa Board of Medicine, September 15, 2021. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

The 21st General Assembly created the State Board of Medical Examiners in 1886 to license physicians and regulate the practice of medicine. Initially, the Board issued licenses to several classes of physicians, including medical (M.D.), homeopaths, and eclectics. The Board did not issue licenses for osteopathic physicians until 1902. In 1921, the Legislature created a separate Board to license and regulate osteopaths. In 1963, the Legislature abolished the Osteopathic Board and redefined the State Board of Medical Examiners, making it a composite Board to license allopathic physicians (M.D.s) and osteopathic physicians (D.O.s). In 2007, the Board was renamed the Board of Medicine.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Board of Medicine, annual report, medical
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Medical laboratories and testing
ID Code: 38199
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2021 12:12
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 12:12
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38199