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Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Professional Licensure - Impaired Practitioner Program

Upcoming Meetings

Title Date
Impaired Practitioner Review Committee Meeting 11/17/2023 - 8:00am

As of July 1, 2023,  Professional Licensing and other health and occupational licenses will become part of the Iowa Department of Inspections,  Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL) as a new organizational structure for state government goes into effect. Government departments and agencies that provide related services or have similar business functions are aligning to better serve Iowans.  You can expect the same quality services you get now from HHS to continue as usual. 

The Bureau of Professional Licensure Impaired Practitioner Program (IPRC) was established in 1996 to support licensees who struggle with problems of alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness, or physical disorders. The IPRC is a confidential program designed to assist professionals licensed by boards within professional licensure to establish and monitor a treatment/recovery program and the continuing eligibility of licensees who are regulated by those boards.

Read the documents linked below for more information about the Impaired Practitioner Program.

Iowa HHS Bureau of Professional Licensure

Riverpoint Office Complex
400 SW 8th Street Suite D
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-7969

Online Licensure Services:


Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays