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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
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?
My physician won't give me my medical records. What can I do to get them?
Is board certification required to have an Arkansas medical license?
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?
What are the maximum number of attempts for the USMLE to still be eligible for an Arkansas medical license?
How do I change my name?
Regulation 35 Office Based Surgery, effective date July 1, 2014
Can you please clarify if physicians are able to sell prescription products out of their office?
Does ASMB accept the FCVS to obtain a license?
What if I have had an Arkansas medical license before, but it has been expired for longer than three years?
Does your Board accept VeriDoc for other state license verifications?
We use electronic records. On prescriptions, can I use a rubber signature stamp? I am the only one that uses it.
Is an appearance required to receive the medical license?
Can the verification forms for Licensure be faxed to your office?
Does a physician have to have an AR license to practice in the VA system?
Does a physician need an Arkansas medical license to testify as an expert witness in court?
Can an MD hire AA's (Anesthesiologist Assistants)?
Does ASMB require a criminal background check?
Amendment to Regulation 28