§ 147.1 Definitions
§ 147.2 License required
§ 147.3 Qualifications
§ 147.4 Grounds for refusing
§ 147.5 Certificate of license
§ 147.6 Certificate presumptive evidence
§ 147.7 Display of license
§ 147.8 Record of licenses
§ 147.9 Change of address
§ 147.10 Renewal
§ 147.11 Reactivation and reinstatement
§ 147.12 Health profession boards
§ 147.13 Designation of boards
§ 147.14 Composition of boards — quorum.
§ 147.16 Board members
§ 147.18 Disqualifications
§ 147.19 Terms of office
§ 147.20 Nomination of board members
§ 147.21 Examination information
§ 147.22 Officers
§ 147.24 Compensation
§ 147.25 System of health personnel statistics — fee.
§ 147.26 Supplies and examination quarters
§ 147.28 National organization
§ 147.28A Scope of practice review committees — future repeal.
§ 147.29 Applications
§ 147.30 Time and place of examinations
§ 147.33 Professional schools
§ 147.34 Examinations
§ 147.35 Names of eligible candidates
§ 147.36 Rules
§ 147.37 Identity of candidate concealed
§ 147.43 Preservation of records
§ 147.44 Reciprocal agreements
§ 147.48 Termination of reciprocal agreements
§ 147.49 License of another state
§ 147.50 Practical examinations
§ 147.53 Power to adopt rules
§ 147.54 Change of residence
§ 147.55 Grounds
§ 147.56 Lyme disease treatment — exemption from discipline.
§ 147.72 Professional titles and abbreviations
§ 147.73 Titles used by holder of degree
§ 147.74 Professional titles or abbreviations — false use prohibited.
§ 147.75 Itinerants
§ 147.76 Rules
§ 147.80 Establishment of fees — administrative costs.
§ 147.82 Fee retention
§ 147.83 Injunction
§ 147.84 Forgeries
§ 147.85 Fraud
§ 147.86 Penalties
§ 147.87 Enforcement
§ 147.88 Inspections and investigations
§ 147.89 Report of violators
§ 147.90 Rules and forms
§ 147.91 Publications
§ 147.92 Attorney general
§ 147.93 Prima facie evidence
§ 147.102 Psychologists, chiropractors, and dentists
§ 147.103 Investigators for physician assistants
§ 147.103A Physicians and surgeons, osteopaths, and osteopathic physicians and surgeons
§ 147.104 Records
§ 147.106 Anatomic pathology services — billing.
§ 147.107 Drug dispensing, supplying, and prescribing — limitations.
§ 147.108 Contact lens prescribing and dispensing
§ 147.109 Ophthalmic spectacle lens prescribing and dispensing
§ 147.111 Report of treatment of wounds and other injuries
§ 147.112 Investigation and report by law enforcement agency
§ 147.113 Violations
§ 147.113A Report of burn injuries
§ 147.114 Prior informed consent relative to pelvic examinations — patient under anesthesia or unconscious — penalties.
§ 147.135 Peer review committees — nonliability — records and reports privileged and confidential.
§ 147.136 Scope of recovery
§ 147.136A Noneconomic damage awards against health care providers
§ 147.137 Consent in writing
§ 147.138 Contingent fee of attorney reviewed by court
§ 147.139 Expert witness standards
§ 147.140 Expert witness — certificate of merit affidavit.
§ 147.162 Rules and directives relating to opioids

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 147 - General Provisions, Health-Related Professions

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Internet: means the federated international system that is composed of allied electronic communication networks linked by telecommunication channels, that uses standardized protocols, and that facilitates electronic communication services, including but not limited to use of the world wide web; the transmission of electronic mail or messages; the transfer of files and data or other electronic information; and the transmission of voice, image, and video. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "swear" includes "affirm". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • seal: shall include an impression upon the paper alone, or upon wax, a wafer affixed to the paper, or an official stamp of a notarial officer as provided in chapter 9B. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • undertaking: means a promise or security in any form. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1