Rules, Rules, and More Rules – Licensing Made Simple

Lori Hancock- Muck and Amanda McCurley, Iowa Department of Public Health

Session Description
The presentation will consist of an overview of 641 Iowa Administrative Code chapter 155. The presenters will help participants understand the licensure standards and assist programs in determining common areas of non-compliance. The presentation would be beneficial for executive directors, clinical oversight staff, and compliance officers/quality improvement staff.


  1. Describe the Iowa Department of Public Health Substance Use Disorder and Problem Gambling Treatment program licensing process.
  2. Identify the application requirements to apply or re-apply as a licensed substance use disorder or problem gambling treatment.
  3. List specific licensure standards for substance use disorder and problem gambling treatment programs.

Continuing Education
Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.25 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.

Approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 1 hour – Generic.