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ASMB News

February 14, 2020
COVID-19 Email from the Department of Health

On 2/13/20, the Arkansas Department of Health sent out a mass Health Alert Network (HAN) sharing updated guidance on the outbreak of COVID-19 to ASMB licensees. An apology email from the Arkansas Department of Health is forthcoming and contains more detailed information. We apologize for any inconvenience.



January 28, 2020
Physician Assistant Advisory Committee meeting

The Physician Assistants Advisory Committee will hold its scheduled meeting on February 6, 2020 at 5 pm in the Board Room at 1401 West Capitol, Suite 340, Little Rock, Arkansas.



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