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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.

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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.



June 5, 2019
Amendments to Regulations 2.8 and 38

At the December 2018 meeting, the Board adopted amendments to Regulations 2.8 governing minimum standards for establishing a provider/patient relationship and Regulation 38 governing telemedicine. These changes expand the practice of telemedicine to include all of the Board’s licensees. The effective date of these changes is June 15, 2019.

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June 5, 2019
Regulation 42

At the December 2018 meeting, the Board adopted Regulation 42 governing licensure for active military members. The effective date of this regulation is June 15, 2019.

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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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