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Physician Assistants

News and Announcements

November 6, 2015
PA Meetings
The PA Committee Meeting dates have been scheduled for the year

September 10, 2015

The Arkansas State Medical Board's CVO, Centralized Credentials Verification Service (CCVS), received official notification on September 10, 2015 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

Medicare/Medicaid Sanctions

Medical Board Sanctions

Work History


Certification is considered current and in good standing for a period of TWO years and will expire in September 2017. Click here for more information on NCQA.

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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 Physician Assistants write schedule medications?
Can a Physician Assistant take x-rays in a primary care facility without an x-ray license?
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?
I am changing jobs and supervising physicians. What paperwork is requried?
Can a Physician Assistant request and receive pharmaceutical samples?
When are appearances before the Committee required in the application process?
Are Physician Assistants required by law to carry medical malpractice insurance?
How often does the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee meet for full licensure appearances?
What is the procedure for adding a backup supervising physician?
Can a person operate with a Physician Assistant license and a Doctor of Chiropractic at the same time?
Are Physician Assistants who work in the VA system required to have an Arkansas license?
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?