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ASMB News

November 25, 2020
Pain Meetings
The Pain Committee Meeting dates have been scheduled for the year

November 25, 2020
OT Meetings
The OT Committee Meeting dates have been scheduled for the year

November 24, 2020
Rule 45 - Reciprocity
At the October 2020 meeting, the Medical Board adopted Rule 45 – Reciprocity. The effective date of this rule is December 3, 2020 Additional Information is available at Forms and Publications

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.

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.
Additional Information is available at
Forms and Publications

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 (www.armedicalboard.org). The application and other documentation continue to be available for download from the Board’s website.