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The Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify.

The Board establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed physical and occupational therapist and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.

The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed physical and occupational therapy and, as such, promotes the public health, welfare and safety.

Licensees are responsible for meeting all licensure requirements and should review the rules carefully and frequently. Select Laws and Rule listed on the left and scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Licensure Definitions, Licensure Renewal, Reactivation and other important content specific to this profession.

Contact Information:
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone (515) 281-0254
FAX (515) 281-3121

Media Questions (515) 281-6693

Online Licensure Services: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays

2nd Draft Pre-Notice Rule Changes

The Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy is seeking input from the public on draft changes to the supervision requirements for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.  The Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy is requesting comments be submitted by February 5, 2018.

Draft changes to supervision requirements PDF


Petition for Declaratory Order

District Court Ruling - Dry Needling PDF

Petition for Declaratory Order PDF

Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order PDF

Notice of Amended Petition for Declaratory Order PDF

Public Comments

Dry Needling Public Comments 1        Dry Needling Public Comments 2        Dry Needling Public Comments 3

Dry Needling Public Comments 4        Dry Needling Public Comments 5        Dry Needling Public Comments 6

Dry Needling Public Comments 7        Dry Needling Public Comments 8        Dry Needling Public Comments 9

Dry Needling Public Comments 10       Dry Needling Public Comments 11       Dry Needling Public Comments 12

Dry Needling Public Comments 13

Ruling on Petition for Declaratory Order PDF