General Information


May 15, 2020
Public Hearing Information – June 4, 2020
Public Hearing Information – June 4, 2020 - Hearing Info Link

May 1, 2020
Called Conference Call Meeting
The Medical Board will hold a called conference call meeting from the Board office today, May 1,2020 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss border state telemedicine.

April 22, 2020
Warning Concerning U.S. Marshals Impersonation Calls
The United States Marshals Service contacted the Medical Board office regarding a scam phone call that seems to currently be targeting Arkansas physicians. The callers identify themselves as a Deputy United States Marshal, and advise the physician that they have an outstanding warrant(s) for Failure To Appear on a jury subpoena and tell them they need to appear at their closest Federal courthouse in order to appear before a magistrate judge. If you receive such a call, the United States Marshals Service recommends that you get the caller’s information and tell them you will have your attorney call them back. You should then contact the United States Marshals Service in Little Rock, AR at (501) 324-6256 and speak with Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeremy Hammons at extension #271. At this time the United States Marshals Services does not believe there to be a physical threat to anyone, but intended victims should remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activity to their local law enforcement officials.

March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Temporary License
MD/DO Application for COVID-19 Emergency Temporary License:

March 16, 2020
Corona Virus Testing
Department Of Health Video on Corona Virus Testing with Dr. Greg Bledsoe. 
Video Link:

March 9, 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.  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.

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.