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ASMB News

December 21, 2017
Proposed Amendment to Regulation 2.4

The Medical Board will conduct a public hearing involving proposed amendment to Regulation 2.4 governing excessive prescribing on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. The public hearing will be held in the boardroom of the Medical Board office.

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December 20, 2017
OT Meetings

The OT Committee Meeting dates have been scheduled for the year



December 20, 2017
RT Meetings

The RT Committee Meeting dates have been scheduled for the year



December 20, 2017
Pain Meetings

The Pain Committee Meeting dates have been scheduled for the year



November 21, 2017
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. 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 16, 2017
Destruction of Controlled Drugs

After receiving clarification from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regarding federal regulation 20-64-214, the Arkansas Department of Health can no longer accept controlled drugs for destruction from DEA registrants including but not limited to pharmacies and licensed medical practitioners. Controlled substances are to be disposed of in accordance with the guidelines provided by the DEA. The DEA website has useful information: click here



October 11, 2017
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Act 820 of 2017 and ASMB Regulation 41 require prescribers to access the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to prescribing a Schedule II or III opioid to a patient and prior to prescribing a benzodiazepine for the first time to a patient except in very limited circumstances. The Medical Board encourages all physicians and physician assistants who prescribe controlled medications to sign up for and utilize the PDMP. To register for access to the PDMP click here

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