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March 24, 2015
Amendments to Regulations 2.8 and 6
At the February 2015 meeting the Board adopted amendments to Regulation 2.8 governing minimum requirements for establishing a physician/patient relationship and Regulation 6 governing occupational therapy.  The effective date of these changes is to be determined. Additional Information is available at Forms and Publications

March 22, 2015
The Arkansas State Medical Board and Centralized Credentials Verification Service (CCVS) are hosting a Licensing/CCVS conference to provide additional insight and knowledge into how the licensure, renewal, regulatory and CCVS departments function. The fee for this conference is $75 for the all-day conference, with lunch provided. Registration opens 4/22/2015 and seating will be limited so REGISTER EARLY!!! Additional Information is available at Conference

September 1, 2013
The Arkansas State Medical Board's CVO, Centralized Credentials Verification Service (CCVS), received final notification on September 16, 2013 of their recent achievement of recertification under the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in the following eight of eight requested credentials elements:

Application Processing
Education and Training
DEA Certification
CVO Application and Attestation Content
License to Practice
Medical Board Sanctions
Medicare/Medicaid Sanctions
Work History

Certification is considered current and in good standing for a period of TWO years and will expire in September 2015. Additional Information is available at