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April 28, 2017
Effective June 1, 2017, the Arkansas State Medical Board will roll out the first phase of their CCVS ordering changes. These changes have been discussed at various meetings over the past year and the time has come to make them effective for the benefit of our customers, physicians and the ASMB/CCVS. Prior to placing an order for a CCVS profile, the customer organization must provide the following items, if they are not current or on file with the CCVS:

  • Organization Specific Authorization and Release – the Organization name must be entered exactly as it is listed on the CCVS customer’s current account. Abbreviations (unless listed on their account), altered forms and blank lines will not be accepted. The A&R must be current within the two-year time from the signature date. Organization-specific A&Rs can be found on the CCVS website at
  • Current ASMB Authorization and Release – This is the Board A&R the physician is supposed to sign once a year at license renewal. It must be current within the two-year time frame with no alterations to the form. It can be found on the ASMB web site at
  • Current CCVS Attestation – Signature date must be within 120 days. Form can be found online or at
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) – Must be dated within 120 days. Active Arkansas License – Please check the license status prior to ordering a CCVS profile. This verification is free at If you need assistance, please contact us.
In addition, the ASMB/CCVS new payment option of credit card only will be implemented on June 1, 2017.

January 10, 2017
New Office Hours
Effective January 17, 2017, the new office hours will be
8:00am - 4:30pm.

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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?
Can Physician Assistants write schedule medications?
How do I change my name?
Can a Physician Assistant take x-rays in a primary care facility without an x-ray license?
Will Physician Assistants get their DEA license?
Is it acceptable practice for the Physician Assistant to give telephone or verbal orders, medication orders, treatment orders and lab-x-ray orders?
How many CME’s are required for Physician Assistants?
I am changing jobs and supervising physicians. What paperwork is requried?
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?
We use electronic records. On prescriptions, can I use a rubber signature stamp? I am the only one that uses it.
What is the procedure for adding a backup supervising physician?
When are appearances before the Committee required in the application process?
Can a Physician Assistant request and receive pharmaceutical samples?
Are Physician Assistants required by law to carry medical malpractice insurance?
How often does the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee meet for full licensure appearances?
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?
Can a person operate with a Physician Assistant license and a Doctor of Chiropractic at the same time?
Am I required to notify the Board when I change jobs?