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Iowa State Resources:

1. State Insurance Commissioner:

The Iowa Insurance Division supervises all insurance business transacted in the state, including health maintenance organizations and mutual hospital and health service corporations. The insurance commissioner grants permission to companies wishing to sell insurance in Iowa and has general control over all aspects of their business, from the forms they use to the rates they charge. The commissioner also serves as the administrator of the securities act which involves the licensing of brokerage firms and their agents, examining new securities offerings and investigating investment fraud cases.

2. State Medical Board:

Iowa State Medical Board – The Board regulates the practice of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, osteopathy, and acupuncture under the authority of Iowa Code chapters 147, 148, 148E, 150, 150A, and 272C.  In addition, it regulates M.D.s, D.O.s, and L.Ac.s (Licensed Acupuncturists) through the Board’s administrative rules that are found under Medical Board [653] Iowa Administrative Code.

3. State Minority Office:

Contact information for the state liaison representative.

4. State Nursing Board:

Iowa State Nursing Board – The mission of the board is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring that nursing is performed by at least minimally competent licensed individuals within their authorized scope of practice.

To file a complaint.

5. State Midwives Organization

Unable to locate.

6. Friends of Midwifery:

Friends of Iowa Midwives – We are a dedicated group of individuals and families from across the state of Iowa working to ensure that Iowans have access to home birth as one of many safe childbirth options.

7. State Healthy Start or Associated Improved Pregnancy Program/Director’s email:

Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success – Healthy Families Iowa (HOPES-HFI) follows the national Healthy Families America evidence-based program model. This program provides family support through home visiting for families that begin during pregnancy or at the birth of a child and can continue for up to 4 years of the child’s age.

8. State Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights or Patient’s Bill of Rights:

Unable to locate.

9. State Medicaid Complaint Information:

Unable to locate.

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