Arkansas State Board of Health 

The Arkansas State Board of Health was established by Act 96 of 1913, which serves as the charter or constitution for this Board.  The Board has the general supervision and control of all matters pertaining to the health of the citizens of Arkansas.  It is empowered to make all necessary and reasonable rules and regulations of a general nature for: 

  • Protection of the public health and safety
  • General improvement of the sanitary and hygienic conditions within the state
  • Suppression and prevention of infectious, contagious and communicable diseases
  • Proper enforcement of quarantine, isolation and control of such diseases
  • Proper control of chemical exposures that may result in adverse health effects to the public.

The Department of Health is the state agency responsible for implementing the Board’s regulations.

Resources

2014 Quarterly Meetings

Date

Time

Location

01.23 - Agenda

10:00 am 

Freeway Medical Tower
5800 W.  10th St., Room 906 
Little Rock, AR  72204
04.24

10:00 am 

Freeway Medical Tower
5800 W.  10th St., Room 906 
Little Rock, AR  72204
07.24

10:00 am 

Freeway Medical Tower
5800 W.  10th St., Room 906 
Little Rock, AR  72204
10.23 - 10.24

10:00 am 

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Petit Jean Mountain

Executive Committee Meetings

Executive Committee Meetings are only held at the discretion of the President and the Secretary/Director.

Board of Health Meeting Minutes

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State Board of Health Members

Members

Term Expiration

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Miranda Childs Bebee, DDS, President

12.31.17
District 2
Lawrence Braden, M.D.,  President Elect 12.31.16 
District 4

Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH
Secretary/Director

ADH Director
Glen “Eddie” Bryant, M.D. 12.31.16
District 1
Clark Fincher, M.D.  12.31.16
District 2
Anthony N. Hui, M.D. 12.31.16
District 3
Terry Yamauchi, M.D. 12.31.15
At Large

Marvin Leibovich, M.D.

12.31.17
At Large
Dr. James Zini, DO 12.31.16
At Large

Catherine Tapp, MPH

12.31.16
APHA
Beverly Foster, DC 12.31.17
Chiropractor
George Harper, JD 12.31.16
Consumer
Dr. Robbie Thomas Knight 12.31.16 
Consumer
Alan Fortenberry, P.E. 12.31.17
Engineer

Jim Lambert

12.31.15
Hospital Administrator
Patricia Westfall-Elsberry, O.D. 12.31.15
Optometrist
John Richard Page, P.D. 12.31.17
Pharmacist
Anika Whitfield, D.P.M. 12.31.16
Podiatric
Peggy Walker, RN, MSN 12.31.16
Registered Nurse
Mary Beth Ringgold 12.31.17
Restaurant operator
Susan Jones, M.D. 12.31.16
Rural Physician

Thomas Jones, R.S.

12.31.16
Sanitarian

Larry Fritchman, D.V.M.

12.31.15
Veterinarian
Joe Thompson, MD, MPH Arkansas Surgeon General

OfficeAddressPhoneFax
Board of Health4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 31
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-661-2878501-661-2357