Iowa Board of Nursing

Online Services

Board Information

Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Tel: 515/281-3255
Fax: 515/281-4825

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

How To Request a Declaratory Ruling/Order

A declaratory order has the same status and binding effect as a final order issued in a contested case proceeding. It is binding on the petitioning board of nursing, the petitioner, and any internvenors (who consent to be bound) and is applicable only in circumstances where the relevant facts and the law involved are distinguishable from those on which the order was based. As to all other persons, a declaratory order serves only as precedent and is not binding on the board of nursing. The issuance of a declaratory order constitutes final agency action on the petition. IAC 655-9.12(17A)

Highlighted Declaratory Rulings/Orders on the website index may be printed.

Photocopies of All Non-Highlighted Declaratory Rulings/Orders may be requested by emailing:
Iowa Board of Nursing or calling 515/281-4826.
Include: Number and Name of Ruling/Order, your Name and Mailing Address