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ABOUT REGULATORY BOARDS

WHAT EXACTLY DOES A REGULATORY BOARD DO?

Boards are the regulatory bodies for specific occupations and professions. The primary and over-riding mandate of every board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.  Each Board member has been appointed to serve the interests of Idaho''s citizens.

A board should not see itself, or be viewed, as a "promoter" or "advocate" for the profession.   

  • determines the minimum qualifications necessary to obtain a license or registration;
  • regulates the standards of conduct and scope of practice for the profession;
  • adopts and administers examinations;
  • adopts and monitors continuing education requirements;
  • reviews complaints against licensees/registrants and takes appropriate disciplinary action against those who have violated the laws.

Depending upon their statutory authority, regulatory boards may take disciplinary action against a licensed/registered individual. That action may include suspension or revocation of the license/registration. Some boards have authority to order a licensed/registered individual to refund money or perform repairs; serve a probationary period; obtain additional education; reimburse the cost of investigation and prosecution; and pay a fine.

All determinations made by a board must take place in a public setting and be in compliance with the Idaho open meeting laws.


Additional information for individual Board members is available at

BOARD MEMBER INFORMATION