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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

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

Forms and Publications

Additional Resources
How do I request a duplicate copy of a license?
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?
We use electronic records. On prescriptions, can I use a rubber signature stamp? I am the only one that uses it.
How many CME’s are required for Physician Assistants?
I work in the Emergency Room and have many doctors that I will work with. Do I have to list them all?
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?
What is the time factor in applying for a temporary permit?
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?
I am changing jobs and supervising physicians. What paperwork is requried?
Are Physician Assistants who work in the VA system required to have an Arkansas license?
What is the procedure for adding a backup supervising physician?
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?
Am I required to notify the Board when I change jobs?