General Information


October 11, 2017
Compliance with Regulation 34 Governing Death Certificates

Recently the Board has addressed numerous complaints involving a physician’s failure to timely and completely fill out and process death certificates. In order for a physician to avoid Board interaction, the Board reminds and stresses to physicians the importance of complying with Regulation 34 by fully completing death certificates in a timely manner.

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Forms and Publications

October 11, 2017
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Act 820 of 2017 and ASMB Regulation 41 require prescribers to access the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to prescribing a Schedule II or III opioid to a patient and prior to prescribing a benzodiazepine for the first time to a patient except in very limited circumstances. The Medical Board encourages all physicians and physician assistants who prescribe controlled medications to sign up for and utilize the PDMP. To register for access to the PDMP click here

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Forms and Publications

October 4, 2017
Regulations Effective Date

Amendments to Regulations 1, 28, 33 and 38, and new Regulation 41 were adopted by the Board at the August 2017 meeting and are effective October 4, 2017.

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Forms and Publications

September 26, 2017
Amendment to Regulation 24

The public hearing involving a proposed amendment to Regulation 24 that was originally scheduled for October 5, 2017 has been postponed. The Arkansas State Medical Board will conduct the public hearing on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. It will be conducted in the board room of the Medical Board office.

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September 8, 2017

Registration is now open!


The ASMB will host a workshop on the Licensure and CCVS programs on Friday October 27th from 9:00 A.M to 3 P.M. There is a $60 per person fee for the all-day workshop with lunch provided.


The Workshop will cover license applications; roll over to CCVS and how to maneuver through the new ASMB website.  It will also cover the new ordering processes for CCVS.  Credentialing, medical staff, physician recruiters, and physician office staff assisting with online processes for the ASMB and CCVS should find the workshop helpful. New CCVS Users or Account Administrators should plan to attend.


Location: Arkansas State Medical Board


Times:  9:00 AM TO 3 PM


Registration can be transferred to another person in your organization. Refunds must be requested 72 hours prior to the workshop.


Register now!  SEATS WILL BE LIMITED!!!


An ASMB public account is required to register.  Once logged in click “Conferences” in the upper left menu.


Registration is online. Credit cards only. Confirmation will be your receipt.   

August 25, 2017
Regulation 31 Governing Physician's Delegation of Duties

Due to recent inquiries regarding supervision of unlicensed medical assistants, at the August 2017 meeting the Board requested that an announcement be posted on the Board's website clarifying the physician supervision requirement of Regulation 31. Only physicians can delegate duties to medical assistants. However, as long as the physician has trained and delegated the duty to the medical assistant, the physician does not have to be present when the medical assistant performs the duty.

Click here to review Regulation 31

August 24, 2017
2017 Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit

The 2017 Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit will be held Thursday November 9, 2017 at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Registration is available Here

June 29, 2017

The new ordering system, we announced was nearing completion, will be up on Monday, July 3rd, 2017! We are excited to be able to incorporate a lot of the changes requested by CCVS clients in this part of the system. Please note the ordering changes and the way you place, view orders in working and released status and view receipts. We are positive you will enjoy these changes as you become familiar with navigating through them. If anyone has any issues, please contact the support customer service email, and someone will assist you. We will update the User Guide with this information as soon as possible.

We would also like to let CCVS clients know that effective July 10th, the ASMB will begin sending out reminders to licensed physicians to go online and update their attestations every 120 days because credentialing organizations cannot order their profiles without this form.