Arkansas recognizes BOC for licensure

Friday, March 25, 2016

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Arkansas is the latest state to recognize Board of Certification/Accreditation examinations for licensure of providers in the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professions. The Arkansas Department of Health made the rule change in January following a recommendation by the Arkansas Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Advisory Board. CMS, Veterans Affairs and other states have recognized BOC credentials to ensure requisite knowledge and competence to provide quality care. The Arkansas decision follows similar recent decisions in Iowa and Pennsylvania. “This will help reduce some of the unintended consequences of licensure, and allow well-established O&P professionals to relocate and continue practicing in these licensure states,” stated Claudia Zacharias, BOC president and CEO, in a press release.