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August 19, 2014
2014 Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
The 2014 Prescription Drug Abuse Summit will be held September 9-10.  The Summit's plenary day, September 9, will be at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue in Little Rock.  The events on September 10 will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center, 101 East Markham Street, Little Rock.  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for physicians. Additional Information is available at Criminal Justice Institute

June 10, 2014
Amendments to Regulations Involving Allied Health and Educational License Renewal Fees
At the June 2014 meeting, the Arkansas State Medical Board adopted amendments to Regulations 6, 10, 28 and 29 involving allied health and educational license renewal fee increases.  The effective date of these changes is August 1, 2014 and the increases will be implemented beginning with January 2015 renewals. Additional Information is available at Forms and Publications

February 12, 2014
Regulation 35 Office Based Surgery
At the February 2014 meeting, the Arkansas State Medical Board adopted Regulation 35 governing office based surgery.  The effective date of this regulation is July 1, 2014. Additional Information is available at Forms and Publications

September 1, 2013
NCQA RECERTIFICATION
The Arkansas State Medical Board's CVO, Centralized Credentials Verification Service (CCVS), received final notification on September 16, 2013 of their recent achievement of recertification under the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in the following eight of eight requested credentials elements:

Application Processing
Education and Training
DEA Certification
CVO Application and Attestation Content
License to Practice
Medical Board Sanctions
Medicare/Medicaid Sanctions
Work History

Certification is considered current and in good standing for a period of TWO years and will expire in September 2015. Additional Information is available at
NCQA

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