Protecting public health through regulation of licensees and registrants.

Information For Consumers


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.  Click Becoming a Board Member for more information.

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

  • A board 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.


Controlled Substance Monitoring & Diversion

Diversion & Administration of the Idaho Prescription Monitor Program.

For Diversion inquiries email Fred Collings (Chief Investigator) or phone 208-334-2356.

For information regarding the Idaho Prescription Monitoring Program email Teresa Anderson (Program Information Coordinator) or phone 208-334-2356.

1199 W Shoreline Lane, Suite 303
Boise, ID 83702-9103
Phone 208-334-2356
Fax 208-334-3536
Map to our office

Medicine & Household Drop Off

Boise City Police, Ada County Sheriffs Office, Meridian Police, Garden City Police, & Eagle City Police offer Medication Collection Sites "No Questions Asked" at respective law enforcement headquarters. For detailed information about these sites please visit:

Also see:

Statewide Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

Authorized Entities: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Instructions for Authorized Entities Seeking Prescriptions for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors from Pharmacists

Prescription Drug Safety Information

AWARxE Prescription Drug Safety Program
"The AWARXE Prescription Drug Safety Program is an information source providing authoritative resources about medication safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safely buying medications on the Internet."

Information on Health Services

Idaho Care Line For various personal and family needs.

FDA Consumer Information Information from the US Food and Drug Administration

Disposal of Unused Medication Information from the US Food and Drug Administration regarding proper disposal of prescription and over the counter medications.

Information Regarding Other Healthcare Professionals

Board of Dentistry

Licensure and regulation of dentist and dental hygienists.

Board of Medicine

Licensure and regulation of Physicians, Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Dietitians, Respiratory Therapist and Polysomongraphers.

Board of Nursing

Regulates nurse practice and education for the purpose of safeguarding public health, safety and welfare. Please visit for license verification.

Occupational Licensing Bureau

Provides administrative, investigative, and legal services to twenty eight individual professional regulatory bodies including acupuncturists, chiropractors, denturists, midwives, morticians, occupational therapist, optometrists, physical therapist, social workers and more...

Board of Veterinary Medicine

Establishes and enforces professional standards in the licensure and regulation of veterinary health professionals.

H.I.P.A.A Information

Help Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (H.I.P.A.A.)

How to file a H.I.P.A.A. Complaint
and How to file a Civil Rights Complaint.


Some links on this page are to websites maintained by other state agencies or by corporations. The Idaho Board of Pharmacy is not responsible for the content of these sites.