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Military Service & Veteran Reciprocity
Pharmacists, pharmacist-interns, and technicians with military service who do not meet the requirements for licensure in Iowa can apply for credit for verified military education, training, or service toward any experience or educational requirement for licensure by submitting a military service application form to the board office. Credit may not be given for the examination requirement.
The completed military service application may be submitted with or prior to an application for licensure/registration. There is no fee to submit the military service credit application. The applicant is not required to submit licensure application fees unless the board grants the military service application.
The applicant shall provide documents, military transcripts, a certified affidavit, or forms that verify completion of the relevant military education, training, or service, which may include Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) or Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET-DD Form 2586).Back to top
Laws & Rules
Administrative rules implement or interpret law, prescribe policy, or describe the organization, procedure, or practice requirements of an executive branch agency. The complete Iowa Board of Pharmacy rules are contained in 657 Iowa Administrative Code.
The Iowa Code are permanent laws enacted by the Iowa General Assembly.
- Iowa Code 155A – Pharmacy Practice Act
- Iowa Code 147 – General Provisions, Health Related Professions
- Iowa Code 124 – Controlled Substances
- Iowa Code 126 - Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics
Petition for Waiver
The Petition for Waiver form is not to be used for requesting an exemption from the mandate for electronic transmission of prescriptions. Please submit the Petition for Exemption form found on the webpage for the Mandate for Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions.
The Board may grant a waiver from all or part of a rule. No waiver may be granted from a requirement that is imposed by statute. Any waiver must be consistent with state and federal statutes. The procedures for waiver of Board rules are found in 657—Chapter 34.
The decision on whether the circumstances identified in the petition justify the granting of a waiver shall be made at the discretion of the Board upon consideration of all relevant factors. The petitioner shall assume the burden of persuasion when a petition is filed for waiver from a Board rule. A petition for waiver shall be submitted in writing to the Board. The Petition for Waiver form is available as an online form and will be submitted directly to Board staff after completion.
The cutoff for inclusion on the Board's agenda is two weeks prior to a scheduled board meeting. Requests received after the cutoff will have to wait for the following Board meeting (i.e. deadline for March 12 meeting is February 27; a request received on February 28 would not go before the Board until the next meeting).
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