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Public Health Emergency Rule Suspensions

As authorized by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-06 and Order 20-16, regarding the public health emergency concerning COVID-19, and power delegated to the Governor by Arkansas Code Annotated § 12-75-114, the following agency rules are identified as preventing, hindering, or delaying the agency’s ability to render maximum assistance to the citizens of this state and are hereby suspended for the duration of the declared public health emergency, unless otherwise stated:

Child Care:

Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers 

Minimum Licensing Standards for Child Welfare Agencies - Placement

Minimum Licensing Requirements for Out-of-School Time Facilities

Long-Term Care:

Procedures for Determination of Medical Need for Nursing Home Services

Rules for the Arkansas Long-term Care Facility Nursing Assistant Training Program

Rules for Conducting Criminal Record Checks for Employees of Long-term Care Facilities


Adult Development Day Treatment (ADDT) Provider Manual

ARChoices Provider Manual

Arkansas Independent Assessment Provider Manual

Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) Provider Manual 

Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Provider Manual

Hospital Provider Manual

Hyperalimentation Provider Manual

Living Choices Provider Manual

Medicaid Provider Manual

Medical Services Policy Manual

Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapy Provider Manual

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS) Provider Manual

Personal Care Provider Manual

Pharmacy Provider Manual

Physician/Independent Lab/CRNA/Radiation Therapy Center Medicaid Provider Manual

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Prosthetics Medicaid Provider Manual

Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) Program Manual

Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Provider Manual

Therapeutic Community Certification Manual

Transportation Provider Manual

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy

Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA):

TEA Program Policy Manual

Youth Services:

Division of Youth Services (DYS) Operations Manual

Waiver Requests:


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