The Iowa Board of Physician Assistants 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 Physician Assistants and investigates complaints of unprofessional conduct.

The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed Physician Assistant and, as such, promotes the public health, welfare and safety.

For questions relating to Licensure, please contact the Iowa Department of Public Health by visiting their website (click here) or by contacting them by phone at (515) 281-4401

Need to reference the Iowa Code?  Click here.


Iowa Board of Physician Assistants

Includes the 2012 New or Reappointed Members

Jolene Kelly - 2015 (1)

Joel Jernstad - 2015 (1)

Joseph Molnar, DO - 2013 (1)

Gary Nystrom - 2014 (1)

Susan Koehler, PA - 2013 (1)

Teresa Lee - 2015 (1)

Jon Ahrendsen, MD - 2014 (1)

Ted Smith, PA.C - 2013 (2) Vice-Chairperson

Theresa Hegmann, PA.C - 2013 (2) Chairperson

    Contact Information

    Iowa Board of Physician Assistants
    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) 281-4401

    FAX (515) 281-3121


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If you have questions about IPAS, please contact the IPAS Office at:

525 SW 5th Street, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-282-8192
F: 515-282-9117

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