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June 21, 2019
Network Outage
The Medical Board's web sites were unavailable from 10pm Wednesday, June 19, 2019 thru 4pm Saturday, June 22, 2019 due to issues from the power outages. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

June 13, 2019
Called Conference Call Meeting

The Arkansas State Medical Board will conduct a Called Conference Call Meeting from the Board office, Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 am



June 5, 2019
Amendments to Regulations 2.8 and 38

At the December 2018 meeting, the Board adopted amendments to Regulations 2.8 governing minimum standards for establishing a provider/patient relationship and Regulation 38 governing telemedicine. These changes expand the practice of telemedicine to include all of the Board’s licensees. The effective date of these changes is June 15, 2019.

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June 5, 2019
Regulation 42

At the December 2018 meeting, the Board adopted Regulation 42 governing licensure for active military members. The effective date of this regulation is June 15, 2019.

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Forms and Publications

May 7, 2019
Telephone Scam Involving Practitioner Licenses

A number of licensees have called the Board regarding phone calls they have received stating that their Arkansas license could be in jeopardy. In some of these calls, the person poses as a DEA agent or states that they are calling on behalf 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.



June 1, 2018
Amendment to Regulation 17 Effective Date

At the April 2018 meeting, the Board adopted an amendment to Regulation 17 governing continuing medical education (CME) to include one hour of prescribing education for physicians and physician assistants within the 20 hours of CME currently required. The effective date of this change is June 13, 2018. The one hour of prescribing CME will be required starting in the 2019 renewal cycle.

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Forms and Publications