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Arkansas Health Services Permit Agency

The Health Services Permit Agency, with direction from a nine-member Health Services Permit Commission, is responsible for issuing Permits of Approval (POAs) for Nursing Facilities, Residential Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Home Health and Hospice Agencies, Psychiatric Residential Care Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled.


The Commission/Agency's mission is to ensure the appropriate distribution of health care providers through the regulation of new services, protection of quality care, and negotiation of competing interests so that community needs are appropriately met without unnecessary duplication and expense.


Agency Announcements

Assisted Living Form
Home Health Form
Hospice Form
Nursing Facility Population Form
Nursing Facility Replacement Form
Nursing Facility Utilization Form
POA Decision Appeal Form
POA Termination Appeal Form
POA Transfer Request Form
Site Location Change Form


Public Notice




Staff & Commission Members

Office Address Phone Fax
Arkansas Health Services Permit Agency Mosaic Templars State Temple
906 Broadway - Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-661-2509 501-661-2399

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