General Information


October 12, 2020
Called Conference Call Meeting
The Arkansas State Medical Board will hold a called telephone meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:00 Noon to discuss proposed Rule 46 – Minor Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures. The telephone meeting will be conducted from the Medical Board office.

October 1, 2020
Scam Alert
A number of licensees have called the Board office regarding phone calls they have received stating that their Arkansas license could be in jeopardy. In these calls the person poses as a representative of the Arkansas State Medical Board and the phone number displayed is that of the Arkansas State Medical Board. If you receive such a call, do not provide the caller with any identifying information. Be advised that action on your license would not be initiated by a phone call. If you receive a call and have questions regarding the status of your license, call the Board office at 501-296-1802.

September 29, 2020
Full Board
The Board Meeting dates have been scheduled for the year

July 30, 2020
Effective Date for Rules
At the June 2020 meeting, the Medical Board adopted amendments to Rule 6 governing occupational therapy, amendments to Rule 24 governing physician assistants, amendment to Rule 37 – graduate registered physicians and adopted Rule 44 –pre-licensure criminal background check. The effective date of these amendments and new rule is August 7, 2020.
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Forms and Publications

October 14, 2019
New App from Arkansas Take Back

For life-saving information and resources, including how to save a life with naloxone, download the new tool designed to help deal with issues such as drug abuse and overdose.

Additional Information is available at Arkansas Take Back

July 28, 2019
On-the-job trained Surgical Technologists

The Arkansas State Medical Board is excited to announce the approval of Act 264. This Act allowed on-the-job trained Surgical Technologists an extended time period to submit their registration (deadline: March 31, 2020).

The parameters required for registration are contained within A.C.A. 17-95-1003(3) of the Arkansas Medical Practices Act Regulations ( The application and other documentation continue to be available for download from the Board’s website.