Rules & Regulations 

The State Board of Health is empowered to make all necessary and reasonable rules and regulations of a general nature for the protection of the public health and safety; for the general amelioration of the sanitary and hygienic conditions within the state; for the suppression and prevention of infectious, contagious, and communicable diseases; for the proper enforcement of quarantine, isolation, and control of such diseases; and for the 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.

This site was developed to provide easy access to all State Board of Health rules and other pertinent legal documents.

Please see the Table of Contents to view the Board's rules.

Rules and Regulations Currently Being Amended, Repealed or Promulgated

The Board updates its regulations on a continuing basis. The Board must follow the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA") to amend, repeal or adopt a regulation. An essential part of the APA allows the public to comment on any regulation being amended, repealed or proposed and the Board values your comments and questions. If you are interested in a summary of the APA, please utilize the link provided below.

Proposed Amendments to Existing Rules

Management of Medical Waste from Generators and Health Care Related Facilities

Downloads
Proposed Rules
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Notice of Public Hearing
Summary of Rule change

Emergency Medical Services (Community paramedics)

Downloads
Proposed Rules
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Notice of Public Hearing
Summary of Rule change

Hearing Individuals and Individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing or Oral Deaf

Downloads
Proposed Rules
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Notice of Public Hearing
Summary of Rule change

Reportable Disease

Downloads
Notice of Public Hearing
Reportable Disease List Draft
Questionnaire for Proposed Changes to Reportable Diseases
Summary for Proposed Changes to Reportable Diseases

Abortion Facilites in Arkansas

Downloads
Proposed Rules
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Notice of Public Hearing
Summary of Rule change

 

Proposed New Rules

Public Access to Auto-Injectable Epinephrine

The Arkansas Department of Health will hold a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. on May 24, 2016, in Room # L137 of the Department of Health building at 4815 West Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas, to allow interested persons to comment on the proposed amendment of the Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Public Access to Auto-Injectable Epinephrine. Copies of the proposed Rules and Regulations are available at www.healthy.arkansas.gov and at the Pharmacy Services and Drug Control Branch, Room #358, 3nd Floor South, at the Department of Health. The public may submit written comments no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Comments may be sent by email to james.myatt@arkansas.gov or by mail to James Myatt, PD, Chief, Pharmacy Services and Drug Control Branch, Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 West Markham Street, Slot #25, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205..

Downloads
Notice of Public Comment
Proposed Rules and Regulations Public Access to Auto-Injectable Epinephrine
Questionnaire for Filing
Summary

Recent Final Rules

Massage Therapy

August 1, 2016

Downloads
Rules and Regs for Massage Therapy
Comments and Responses
FIS

 

EMS

January 15, 2016 Public Hearing

Downloads

 

Rules and Regs for EMS-final
Comments and Responses

FIS

 

Proposed Repeal

None at this time

Forms

Act 1337 of 2013 - Primates

Downloads
Act 1337 of 2013 - Primates
Attorney General's Opinion

Primate Registration for the State of Arkansas

Contact Address
Rules Regulations

4815 West Markham, Slot #31

Little Rock, AR 72205-3867