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Informal Questions for the Board
Informal inquiries may be made of the board by telephone, ordinary mail, fax or email. Any written communication with the board is a public record except when deemed confidential by the board, at the request of the person seeking confidentiality, pursuant to the provisions of Iowa Code Section 22.7.
Advisory Opinions of the Board
Any person may make a written request for a board advisory opinion construing or applying Iowa Code chapters 21 and 22 and rules adopted under those chapters. The request may be submitted by ordinary mail, fax or email. The Board treats written and electronic communications to it as public records subject to disclosure, except when the board determines an exemption or other provision of law prohibits or limits release of some or all of a communication's contents. If you think the communication you are considering making to the board would qualify for confidential treatment under Code section 22.7 or another provision of law, you should discuss this with the board's executive director or deputy director prior to submission.
A request for an advisory opinion is required to pose specific legal questions and should describe any specific facts relating to the questions posed. The following format shall be used (additional information deemed relevant by the requestor may be submitted and requested information is not limited to the space provided in the following format):