Arkansas Code Title 17. Professions, Occupations, and Businesses § 17-80-104. Continuing education requirements

(a) The regulatory boards of the professions or occupations classified by the laws of the State of Arkansas as professions of the healing arts and for whom the General Assembly has heretofore established regulatory boards empowered to license persons who practice under conditions of licensure authorized by the General Assembly are authorized to adopt rules requiring the continuing education of the persons licensed by the board.

(b) All rules establishing requirements for continuing education under the provisions of this section shall be adopted in the manner and method set out in the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq. , for the adoption of rules.

(c) The regulatory boards shall establish by rule the number of hours of credit and the manner and methods of obtaining the hours of credit by its licensee.

(d) In the event a licensee of the board does not complete the continuing education established by the board under the provisions of this section, the board is empowered to deny renewal of the license held by the licensee or after proper hearing take such action as it considers just and proper to compel compliance with its rules requiring continuing education.

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