General Information


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 16, 2020
Called Conference Call Meeting
The Arkansas State Medical Board will conduct a Called Conference Call Meeting from the Board office Monday, March 16, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the April 2020 Board meeting.

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.

November 26, 2019
Amendments to Rule 34 and New Rule 43

At the October 2019 meeting, the Medical Board adopted amendments to Rule 34 governing physician requirements for completing death certificates. At the October meeting, the Board also adopted Rule 43 governing genetic counselors licensure. The effective date of these amendments and new rule is November 28, 2019.

Additional Information is available at
Forms and Publications

November 13, 2019
Enforcement Advisory on New Data Breach Reporting Requirement

The Attorney General’s office has requested the assistance of the Medical Board with notification of an Enforcement Advisory regarding a new data breach reporting requirement. To read the entire Enforcement Advisory, click here

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.