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November 2, 2018
Proposed Regulation 42

The Medical Board will conduct a public hearing involving proposed Regulation 42 governing licensure for active military members on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. The public hearing will be held in the boardroom of the Medical Board office.

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November 2, 2018
Amendments to Regulation 2.8 and Regulation 38

The Medical Board will conduct public hearings involving proposed amendments to Regulation 2.8 governing proper provider and patient relationship and Regulation 38 governing telemedicine on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:35 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. respectively. The public hearings will be held in the boardroom of the Medical Board office.

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September 26, 2018
Revised Sample OTA Supervision Log

In an effort to assist OTA’s and OT’s inaccurately and compliantly completing these logs, the OT Examining Committee has revised the sample log. The Committee has noted ongoing compliance issues with regard to the supervising occupational therapist meeting with the occupational therapy assistant and the patient on a monthly basis pursuant to Regulation 6(6.2)(C)(2). Therefore, the columns titled “Means of Communication” and “Patient Present Yes/No” have been combined. It is recommended that you carefully review the regulation requirements at the top of the sample log. If you have questions, you may contact Juli Carlson at 501-296-1802 or juli.carlson@armedicalboard.org for assistance. Click here for a link to the sample document.

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July 25, 2018
Amendments to Regulation 2

At the April 2018 meeting, the Medical Board adopted changes to Regulation 2 governing the definition of excessive prescribing of scheduled medications. The effective date of the amendments is August 8, 2018.

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June 1, 2018
Amendment to Regulation 17 Effective Date

At the April 2018 meeting, the Board adopted an amendment to Regulation 17 governing continuing medical education (CME) to include one hour of prescribing education for physicians and physician assistants within the 20 hours of CME currently required. The effective date of this change is June 13, 2018. The one hour of prescribing CME will be required starting in the 2019 renewal cycle.

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June 1, 2018
Amendment to Regulation 24 Effective Date

At the December 2017 meeting, the Board adopted an amendment to Regulation 24 governing physician assistants. The amendment removed the requirement that the supervising physician be able to reach the physician assistant within one hour when the physician assistant is rendering services to patients. The effective date of this change is June 12,2018.

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April 30, 2018
UAMS is launching AR-IMPACT

UAMS is launching AR-IMPACT (Improving Multi-disciplinary Pain Care and Treatment) for Arkansas physicians to better manage chronic pain patients and those who need their opioid dosage reduced. AR-IMPACT is a weekly free interactive televideo program offering free CME credit. The first conference is scheduled for May 2 and will continue to be held each Wednesday, from 12 to 1 p.m. Please join the conference on Wednesday, May 2, or any subsequent Wednesday at 12pm by clicking here or call in 1-844-885-1319, access code: 415081971#. Read more.



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.