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March 24, 2015
Amendments to Regulations 2.8 and 6
At the February 2015 meeting the Board adopted amendments to Regulation 2.8 governing minimum requirements for establishing a physician/patient relationship and Regulation 6 governing occupational therapy.  The effective date of these changes is to be determined. Additional Information is available at Forms and Publications

September 1, 2013
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

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How long does a physician have to keep medical records?
How do I change my address?
How do I request a duplicate copy of a license?
Can I get a list of active MD's, DO's, PA's, RA's, etc. for a mailing list?
Is board certification required to have an Arkansas medical license?
My physician won't give me my medical records. What can I do to get them?
What does the term revoked/stayed mean?
What are the postgraduate training requirements to be eligible for an Arkansas medical license?
Does Arkansas have a state controlled substance license?
Amendment to Regulation 2.8 - Effective Date to be Determined
How do I change my name?
What are the maximum number of attempts for the USMLE to still be eligible for an Arkansas medical license?
Can the verification forms for Licensure be faxed to your office?
Does your Board accept VeriDoc for other state license verifications?
Does ASMB accept the FCVS to obtain a license?
Can you please clarify if physicians are able to sell prescription products out of their office?
What if I have had an Arkansas medical license before, but it has been expired for longer than three years?
Is an appearance required to receive the medical license?
We use electronic records. On prescriptions, can I use a rubber signature stamp? I am the only one that uses it.
Does a physician have to have an AR license to practice in the VA system?
Can an MD hire AA's (Anesthesiologist Assistants)?
Does a physician need an Arkansas medical license to testify as an expert witness in court?
Does ASMB require a criminal background check?
Is an appearance required to receive the medical license?