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Rules and Regulations Currently Being Amended, Repealed or Promulgated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 An essential part of the APA allows the public to comment on any regulation being amended, repealed or proposed and the Board values your comments and questions.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

Massage Therapy

Downloads
Draft Proposed Amendments to Rules and Regulations for Massage Therapy
Notice of Public Hearing 4.7.16 MT
Questionnaire and Financial Impact for Proposed Rules MT 2.12.16
Summary of Rule Change

Emergency Medical Services

The Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services will hold a public hearing on Friday January 8th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Freeway Medical Tower, Suite 801, 5800 West Tenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, to allow interested persons to comment on amendments to the proposed revisions to the Rules and Regulations for Emergency Medical Services pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §20-13-201 et seq. The proposed revisions would: (1) modify definitions to better mirror national nomenclature, (2) Modify the required equipment needed for permitted ambulances, (3) Modify all relicensure requirement, (4) Correct the staffing requirements for EMT ambulances, and (5) allow basic level EMTs to administer opioid antagonists with direction from the medical director pursuant to Act 1222 of 2015.

The public may submit written comments regarding the proposed amendments to: Arron Paduaevans, Section Chief, Emergency Medical Services, 5800 West Tenth Street, Suite 800 Little Rock, Arkansas 72204, by email to arron.paduaevans@arkansas.gov, or in person at the Freeway Medical Tower, Suite 800, 5800 West Tenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204, no later than 10:00 a.m. on January 8th, 2016.



Downloads
Proposed Rules
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Notice of Public Comment

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

Radiation Control

June 4, 2015 Public Hearing

Downloads

Proposed Rules – other than Section 12

Proposed Rules – Section 12 and related

Notice of Public Comment

Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement

Written Findings

Summary of Proposed Changes
Table Summary
Public Comments and Responses Summary
Final Rules

Administration of Vital Records

October 27, 2015 Public Hearing

Downloads
Proposed Rules Administration of Vital Records
Notice of Public Comment
Report of Induced Termination of Pregnancy Form
Public comments and responses summary
Financial Impact Statement
Final Rule

Cosmetology in Arkansas

December 10, 2015 Public Hearing



Downloads
Proposed Rules
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Violation Table
Notice of Public Comment
Public comments and responses summary
Final Rule

Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

December 8, 2015 Public Hearing



Downloads
Proposed Rules
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Notice of Public Comment
Written Finding to FIS
Public comments and responses summary
Final Rule

Orthotic, Prosthetic, and Pedorthic Providers in Arkansas

September 17, 2015 Public hearing

Downloads
Strike through draft of the proposed OPP Rules
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Summary of Proposed Changes
Summary of Public Comment
Final Rules

Body Art Establishments

September 22, 2015 - public hearing

Downloads
Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement
Summary of Proposed Changes
Public Comments
Public comments and responses summary
Final Rules

Hospitals and Related Institutions in Arkansas

June 2, 2015 public hearing

Downloads
Proposed Rules and Regulations for Hospitals and Related Institutions in Arkansas
Summary of proposed changes
Financial impact statement
Notice of public hearing

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