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We are going to discuss agency rule making and other agency actions today, along with judicial review. State and federal law are similar in the way state agencies are set up under the state and federal constitutions. Both the state of Iowa and the federal government have administrative procedures acts. The federal Administrative Procedures Act (APA) is found in Title 5 of the United States Code. The Iowa Administrative Procedures Act is found in Title 17A of the Iowa Code. Agencies have broad discretion in the interpretation of the statutes they administer, because that is why they are created in the first place (to administer statutory duties of the executive branch created by the legislatures). We are going to talk specifically about the authority of administrative agencies to determine “accepted medical use” of controlled substances.