1. Whenever the need exists, the board may issue a special license. The special license shall authorize the licensee to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under the policies and standards applicable to the health care services of a medical or osteopathic medical school academic staff member or as otherwise specified in the special license.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 148.11

  • board: means the board of medicine established in chapter 147. See Iowa Code 148.2A
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. A person applying for a special license shall:

 a. Be a physician in a professional specialty.
 b. Present a diploma issued by a medical or osteopathic medical college.
 c. Present evidence of an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery which has been issued by a foreign state or territory or an alien country.
 d. Present a letter of recommendation from the dean of a medical or osteopathic medical school in this state indicating that the applicant has been invited to serve on the academic staff of the medical or osteopathic medical school.
 e. Present letters of recommendation from universities, other educational institutions, or research facilities that indicate the noteworthy professional attainment by the applicant.
 f. Present biographical background information concerning the applicant’s education and qualifications.
 3. The board shall establish a fee for initial issuance and renewal of a special license. The board shall establish rules for granting and renewing a special license consistent with those for permanent licenses.
 4. A special license issued under this section shall automatically expire upon the special licensee discontinuing service on the academic staff of a medical or osteopathic medical school in this state. An expired special license shall not be renewed. However, a former special licensee may reapply for a special license.