Iowa could remove mental health questions from medical licenses

Iowa’s top health officials are exploring changes to the licensing process that advocates say could encourage more doctors to seek treatment for mental health and pharmaceutical use disorders. matter.

According to the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, a group that advocates for more mental health support for healthcare workers.

According to a statement from the Iowa Board of Medicine: “In an effort to reduce any stigma or fear associated with licensees seeking mental health treatment, our team has engaged into several conversations over the past year regarding questions about licensing applications.” .

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