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Physician Assistants

News and Announcements

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

Additional Resources
Can I get a list of active MD's, DO's, PA's, RA's, etc. for a mailing list?
How do I change my name?
Can a Physician Assistant take x-rays in a primary care facility without an x-ray license?
Can Physician Assistants write schedule medications?
Is it acceptable practice for the Physician Assistant to give telephone or verbal orders, medication orders, treatment orders and lab-x-ray orders?
Will Physician Assistants get their DEA license?
How many CME’s are required for Physician Assistants?
We use electronic records. On prescriptions, can I use a rubber signature stamp? I am the only one that uses it.
I work in the Emergency Room and have many doctors that I will work with. Do I have to list them all?
What is the time factor in applying for a temporary permit?
Can a Physician Assistant request and receive pharmaceutical samples?
Are Physician Assistants required by law to carry medical malpractice insurance?
When are appearances before the Committee required in the application process?
I am changing jobs and supervising physicians. What paperwork is requried?
How often does the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee meet for full licensure appearances?
Can a person operate with a Physician Assistant license and a Doctor of Chiropractic at the same time?
What is the procedure for adding a backup supervising physician?
Are Physician Assistants who work in the VA system required to have an Arkansas license?
Am I required to notify the Board when I change jobs?
The PA renewal form asks that we "List ALL" supervising physicians with whom you are licensed. Is it necessary for me to have each one sign the form too?